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CXUS53 KTOP 011447  
CLMTOP  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS  
943 AM CDT THU APR 01 2021  
   
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..THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2021  
 
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 80 03/10 61 19 77  
LOWEST 22 03/01 28 -6 22  
03/02  
AVG. MAXIMUM 61.4 56.4 5.0 59.4  
AVG. MINIMUM 38.2 33.3 4.9 39.3  
MEAN 49.8 44.8 5.0 49.4  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 0 1.0 -1.0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 10 14.5 -4.5 4  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.1 -0.1 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 8.44 1973  
MINIMUM 0.06 1910  
TOTALS 3.88 2.49 1.39 2.68  
DAILY AVG. 0.13 0.08 0.05 0.09  
DAYS >= .01 11 9.0 2.0 10  
DAYS >= .10 8 5.1 2.9 7  
DAYS >= .50 2 1.5 0.5 1  
DAYS >= 1.00 2 0.5 1.5 0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 1.41 03/17 TO 03/17 0.98  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 26.2 1912  
TOTALS T 1.6 -1.6 T  
SINCE 7/1 12.4 17.5 -5.1 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.5 -0.5 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 0 0 MM  
24 HR TOTAL MM T  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 462 628 -166 480  
SINCE 7/1 4361 4595 -234 4259  
COOLING TOTAL 0 3 -3 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 3 -3 0    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 10.2  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 36/210 DATE 03/10  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION MM DATE MM  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.41  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 16  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 5  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 10  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 61  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 4 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 3 RAIN 7  
LIGHT RAIN 14 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 1  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0  
LIGHT SNOW 1 SLEET 0  
FOG 14 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 3  
HAZE 7  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 
REMARKS...  
 
MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LAMB AND WENT OUT LIKE A LION. ABOVE NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT WINDS IN THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS BECAME WARMER  
AND WINDIER WITH WINDS GUSTING FROM 45 TO 50 MPH ON MARCH 9 AND 10.  
A COOLER AND WETTER PATTERN TOOK SHAPE FROM MARCH 12 THROUGH MARCH  
18 WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF RAINFALL EVERY DAY INCLUDING  
THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT OF MARCH 14 AND  
TRACE AMOUNTS OF SNOW THAT EVENING. STRONG WINDS RETURNED AT THE END  
OF THE MONTH WITH SOUTH WINDS GUSTING FROM 40 TO 50 MPH MUCH OF THE  
DAYTIME HOURS OF MARCH 29 INCLUDING PEAK GUSTS OF 53 MPH AT BILLARD  
AIRPORT AND 58 MPH AT FORBES FIELD. WINDS THEN SHIFTED TO THE NORTH  
NEAR DAWN OF MARCH 30 WITH GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 THAT MORNING. ONLY SIX  
DAYS SAW TEMPERATURES AVERAGE TO BE BELOW NORMAL...WITH THE MONTH/S  
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE RANKING AS THE NINETEENTH-WARMEST MARCH ON  
RECORD.  
 

 
 
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