Latest 12-month Period Ties for Warmest for Topeka

The warmth of recent months continued in June of 2012, coming in as the seventh-warmest June on record.  The average temperature for May was the second warmest on record.  Other very warm periods in the past several months include a record warm March, the second-warmest winter, and the third-warmest summer seasons on record. The most recent 12-complete month period ties the previous 12-month period for the warmest such period to have been measured. Weather records for Topeka begin in June of 1887.

 

Top 10 Warmest Consecutive 12-Month Periods for Topeka
Rank Period Temperature Departure from Normal (°F)
Warmest (tie) July 2011 - June 2012

+5.0

Warmest (tie) June 2011 - May 2012

+5.0

3rd Warmest
May 2011 - April 2012

+4.5

4th Warmest
September 1933 - August 1934

+4.3

5th Warmest (tie) 
February 1938 - January 1939

+4.2

5th Warmest (tie)
April 2011 - March 2012

+4.2

7th Warmest (tie)
April 1934 - March 1935

+4.1

7th Warmest (tie)
December 1933 - November 1934

+4.1

9th Warmest November 1933 - October 1934

+4.0

10th Warmest August 1938 - July 1939

+3.8

 

 

At Concordia, where weather records date back to May of 1885, the most recent 12-month period ties for the 10th warmest to have been measured. 

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center indicates a cool July is not likely for central and eastern Kansas, forecasting a 50 to 60 percent chance that temperatures will be above normal. 

 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/30day/off15_temp.gif



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