Independence Day Climatology

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The 4th of July is always better with sunshine and eventually clear skies to spend some time on the lake and to set off those fireworks. An average high temperature in Topeka is 89° (Record: 110° from 1936) and an average low is 68° (Record: 49° from 1972), so what can you expect this year?

Latest forecast calls for spotty storms throughout the day with highs in the mid 80s. While it won’t rain everywhere all day because of the weak winds aloft, any storms that to develop won’t move very quickly so it may rain for a while IF you see rain. Lightning would be the main hazard with any storms as strong or severe storms are unlikely.

Here is the last 10 years of July 4th in Topeka:

2016
High Temperature: 85°
Low Temperature: 66°
Rain: None

2015
High Temperature: 84°
Low Temperature: 60°
Rain: None

2014
High Temperature: 85°
Low Temperature: 59°
Rain: None

2013
High Temperature: 89°
Low Temperature: 57°
Rain: None

2012
High Temperature: 103°
Low Temperature: 79°
Rain: None

2011
High Temperature: 90°
Low Temperature: 69°
Rain: None

2010
High Temperature: 81°
Low Temperature: 72°
Rain: 1.40” (wettest July 4th on record)

2009
High Temperature: 83°
Low Temperature: 69°
Rain: 0.74”

2008
High Temperature: 81°
Low Temperature: 59°
Rain: None

2007
High Temperature: 91°
Low Temperature: 70°
Rain: 0.79”

2006
High Temperature: 89°
Low Temperature: 69°
Rain: 0.30”