Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
103 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              93   03/31/1946
                        03/22/1907
 LOW               -7   03/04/1978
HIGHEST            85   03/16        61      24       80
LOWEST             10   03/05        28     -18       -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.2              56.4     4.8     56.1
AVG. MINIMUM     32.7              33.3    -0.6     27.7
MEAN             46.9              44.8     2.1     41.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.0     0.0        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              14.5    -1.5       20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.44   1973
 MINIMUM         0.06   1910
TOTALS           0.77              2.49   -1.72     0.73
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.08   -0.06     0.02
DAYS >= .01         6               9.0    -3.0        8
DAYS >= .10         2               5.1    -3.1        4
DAYS >= .50         0               1.5    -1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   03/18 TO 03/18              0.28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.2   1912
TOTALS              T               1.6    -1.6      4.1
SINCE 7/1        10.3              17.5    -7.2     27.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/01                          1  03/23
                                                          03/22
                                                          03/04
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/27 TO 03/27               1.5

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     553               628     -75      710
 SINCE 7/1       4554              4595     -41     5032
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/010    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/010    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           23
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      9

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

REMARKS...

MARCH STARTED MORE LIKE A LION AND ENDED ON THE LAMB SIDE. BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH BREEZY WINDS AND VERY LIGHT SNOW WERE
COMMON IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS...WITH MILD TEMPERATURES ENDING THE
MONTH. DESPITE THE OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW EARLY IN THE MONTH...NO
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED THROUGH MARCH 17. LIGHT
PRECIPITATION WAS A SOMEWHAT FREQUENT OCCURRENCE
THEREAFTER...LEAVING THE MONTHS TOTAL AT ONLY ONE THIRD OF NORMAL.

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