The snowfall season in Topeka started rather slowly this year, with only 0.1 inches of snow measured by the end of December 2010. Since then, measurable snows have occurred repeatedly, bringing the seasonal total to 38.6 inches. This places this season's total as the tenth highest amount ever recorded. Records for Topeka date back to 1887.
The seasonal snowfall total for the previous cold season was in the top ten, tying for the seventh highest total. When added to this season's amount, 79.3 inches has fallen in the past two seasons. This is the highest amount ever recorded over consecutive seasons in Topeka