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CXUS53 KTOP 011634  
CLMTOP  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS  
1033 AM CST WED FEB 01 2023  
   
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..THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1991 TO 2020  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2023  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 78 01/28/2015  
LOW -23 01/19/1892  
HIGHEST 62 01/01 39 23 70  
LOWEST 8 01/31 16 -8 0  
AVG. MAXIMUM 44.4 40.4 4.0 43.1  
AVG. MINIMUM 24.2 20.0 4.2 18.0  
MEAN 34.3 30.2 4.1 30.6  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 4 8.8 -4.8 9  
DAYS MIN <= 32 27 28.3 -1.3 30  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 1.5 -1.5 1  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 5.24 1949  
MINIMUM T 1986  
TOTALS 1.15 0.89 0.26 0.52  
DAILY AVG. 0.04 0.03 0.01 0.02  
DAYS >= .01 9 5.9 3.1 4  
DAYS >= .10 3 2.4 0.6 3  
DAYS >= .50 1 0.5 0.5 0  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.1 -0.1 0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.64 01/18 TO 01/19 0.25  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 23.0 1993  
TOTALS 3.1 4.6 -1.5 5.1  
SINCE 7/1 5.2 10.1 -4.9 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 2 1.5 0.5 2  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 1 01/13 3 01/15  
01/21  
01/25  
24 HR TOTAL MM MM  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 944 1078 -134 1060  
SINCE 7/1 2842 3001 -159 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.1  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 28/160 DATE 01/15  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 41/150 DATE 01/16  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.45  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 14  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 7  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 10  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 70  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 2  
LIGHT RAIN 7 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 1  
LIGHT SNOW 10 SLEET 0  
FOG 17 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 5  
HAZE 6  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 
REMARKS...  
 
TEMPERATURES THAT WERE BELOW NORMAL WERE RARE IN JANUARY. DAILY  
VALUES OF FIVE TO FIFTEEN DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WERE  
COMMON...ESPECIALLY OVER THE FIRST TWO-THIRDS OF THE MONTH. THE  
MONTH ENDED WITH MUCH COOLER WEATHER. OVERALL...THE AVERAGE  
TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS THE EIGHTEENTH-WARMEST ON RECORD.  
PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL AND INCLUDED THREE SNOW  
EVENTS WITH EACH EVENT BRINGING ABOUT ONE INCH OF SNOW. DENSE FOG  
WAS COMMON FROM AROUND SUNRISE OF JANUARY 2 THROUGH THE PRE-DAWN  
HOURS OF JANUARY 3.  
 

 
 
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