How Does this Winter Compare?

With the winter of 2011-12 bringing very little wintry weather to northeast Kansas thus far, and with no significant snow in the upcoming forecast, the lack of "winter" certainly begs the question...

How does this winter compare to previous and recent winters?

 

For Topeka, KS...

  • Only 2.0 inches of snow has been recorded in Topeka as of February 13th.  The average for the entire winter is 19.7 inches.
  • There are three years on record that have recorded less snowfall through February 13th (1936-37, 1930-31, 1922-23). 
  • The year with the least amount of snow recorded is 1916-17 with 3.6 inches of snow reported.
  • Last year at this time, Topeka had received 30.5 inches of snow through February 13th.
  • Last year by this time, Topeka recorded five mornings with lows below 0 degrees F, with a coldest reading of -9 degrees on February 10th.  This winter, Topeka hasn't experienced any morning lows below 0 degrees, and the coldest temp recorded at Topeka thus far has been 8 degrees above 0, on February 13th. 
Below there are some charts with the snowiest and the least snowy winters on record at Topeka.

 

Least Snowy Winter
Rank Amount Year
1 3.6 1916-17
2 4.5 1922-23
3 4.7 1965-66
4 5.0 1907-08
5 5.3 1927-28
6 7.2 1991-92
7 7.8 1934-35
8 7.9 1994-95
9 8.1 1950-51
10 8.3 1998-99

Snowiest Winter
Rank Amount Year
1 47.9 1911-12
2 44.4 1959-60
3 43.2 1992-93
4 42.9 1978-79
5 42.5 1914-15
6 41.8 1925-26
7 40.7 2009-10, 1970-1971
9 39.6 1898-99
10 38.6

2010-11

 

 



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