998  
CXUS53 KTOP 011417  
CLMTOP  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS  
915 AM CDT SAT AUG 1 2020  
   
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..THE TOPEKA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2020
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2020  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 114 07/24/1936  
LOW 43 07/05/1972  
HIGHEST 96 07/18 90 6 98  
LOWEST 62 07/12 67 -5 58  
AVG. MAXIMUM 89.1 89.5 -0.4 89.6  
AVG. MINIMUM 71.2 68.4 2.8 69.1  
MEAN 80.1 79.0 1.1 79.3  
DAYS MAX >= 90 17 14.9 2.1 15  
DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 12.02 1950  
MINIMUM 0.02 1935  
TOTALS 9.95 3.82 6.13 4.14  
DAILY AVG. 0.32 0.12 0.20 0.13  
DAYS >= .01 10 8.7 1.3 8  
DAYS >= .10 9 5.8 3.2 8  
DAYS >= .50 6 2.5 3.5 3  
DAYS >= 1.00 5 1.3 3.7 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 2.53 07/29 TO 07/29 1.71  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL T 2017  
2016  
2008  
TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
SINCE 7/1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0 MM  
24 HR TOTAL 0.0 07/31 TO 07/31 0.0  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 7/1 0 0 0 0  
COOLING TOTAL 477 432 45 452  
SINCE 1/1 999 842 157 879    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 5.7  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 38/330 DATE 07/09  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 58/320 DATE 07/09  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.20  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 22  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 8  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 1  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 72  
 
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 
REMARKS...  
 
HEAVY RAINFALL WAS THE THEME FOR THE END OF THE MONTH AND WAS THE  
MAIN STORY THE ENTIRE MONTH. A RECORD OF 2.53 INCHES FELL ON JULY 29  
AND COMBINED WITH 1.95 INCHES ON JULY 30 TO RANK AS THE SIXTH-  
HIGHEST TWO-DAY TOTAL ON RECORD FOR JULY...AND THEN COMBINED WITH  
THE 1.12 INCHES THAT FELL ON JULY 27 TO BRING THE FOUR-DAY TOTAL TO  
5.61 INCHES...PLACING AS THE SEVENTH-HIGHEST SUCH TOTAL FOR JULY ON  
RECORD. HEAVIER AMOUNTS FELL IN CENTRAL PORTIONS OF TOPEKA ON JULY  
30 AND CAUSED FLASH FLOODING OF STREETS AND HOMES. THE TOTAL  
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS THE SEVENTH-HIGHEST FOR ANY JULY.  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS OF JULY 9 PRODUCED  
SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE IN THE CITY WITH A 58 MPH GUST MEASURED AT  
BILLARD AIRPORT. JULY DID BRING INTENSE HEAT AS WELL WITH HEAT INDEX  
VALUES COMMONLY REACHING 100 TO 105 DEGREES FROM JULY 17 TO 19 AND  
JULY 23 TO 26...WITH A PEAK VALUE OF 110 ON JULY 18.  
 

 
 
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