Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS...AMENDED
928 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   04/25/2012
                        04/06/1893
                        54/01/2206
 LOW               10   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            86   04/07        71      15       84
LOWEST             28   04/04        38     -10       27
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.1              66.7     2.4     68.0
AVG. MINIMUM     45.3              43.5     1.8     42.1
MEAN             57.2              55.1     2.1     55.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               3.5    -2.5        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.69   1999
 MINIMUM         0.62   1989
TOTALS           2.40              3.53   -1.13     3.45
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.12   -0.04     0.12
DAYS >= .01        10               9.7     0.3       10
DAYS >= .10         4               6.2    -2.2        5
DAYS >= .50         3               2.7     0.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.81   04/12 TO 04/13              1.33

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   1926
TOTALS            0.0               0.3    -0.3      0.1
SINCE 7/1        10.3              17.8    -7.5     27.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   04/30 TO 04/30               0.1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     228               322     -94      312
 SINCE 7/1       4782              4917    -135     5344
COOLING TOTAL       5                25     -20       23
 SINCE 1/1          5                28     -23       23
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/140    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/200    DATE  04/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

REMARKS...

TEMPERATURES FOR APRIL AVERAGED TO BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER THAN
NORMAL. MUCH OF THE WARMTH CAME IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE
MONTH...WITH TWO 80-PLUS DEGREE DAYS IN THE FIRST WEEK. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR AN INCH BELOW NORMAL...BUT NEAR THE MIDDLE OF
ALL APRIL TOTALS ON RECORD. SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES OCCURED IN TOPEKA
IN THE LATE EVENING OF APRIL 8...AS WINDS GUSTS TO AROUND 50 MPH
NEAR DECAYING SHOWERS.

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