Hottest Year-To-Date on Record at Topeka

Past Climatological Periods
in Topeka, KS
Period of record: 1887-06-01 to 2012-07-31 (current) - 126 Year(s)
Normals values based on data from Topeka Billard Airport in Topeka, KS

So how does this past month, summer season or year stack up?  Take a look at the chart below that shows how temperatures and precipitation at Topeka compare to previous years going back to 1887. What is notable is how hot and dry it has been over the past 6 to 12 months.  In fact, so far 2012 has been the hottest year on record and note how much below average our rainfall has been over the past 2 years.  We need around 14 inches of rain to make up the deficit. 

The image below shows how hot 2012 has been (ranks as hottest on record)

Data courtesy of The Southeast Regional Climate Center

The image below shows the top 20 years for warmest average high temperature (Jan 1 - July 31).  (Notice how much warmer 2012 has been than all other years)

The image below shows the number of 100+ degree days recorded at Topeka since 1887.  Only 10 other years have had as many 100+ days as 2012.
(Note: 2012 data is Jan 1 through August 7)



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