January Climate Summary

By: NWS (Posted by Doug Meyers)
By: NWS (Posted by Doug Meyers)

January Topeka Climate Summary:

Summary from the National Weather Service

JANUARY WAS ON THE COOL AND DRY SIDE...THOUGH NOT EXTREME IN EITHER REGARD AS JANUARY IS NORMALLY THE COLDEST AND DRIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 5TH WITH 2.3
INCHES ACCUMULATING. NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL FROM THE 6TH THROUGH THE 30TH. STRONG WINDS AND COLD WIND CHILL VALUES OCCURED MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE MONTH. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTED OVER 40 MPH
ON FIVE DAYS OF THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH...WITH THE STRONGEST GUST AT 52 MPH IN THE EARLY EVENING OF THE 26TH. WIND CHILLS REACHED 23 DEGREES BELOW ZERO IN THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 6TH AND 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO EARLY ON THE 23RD. ON AVERAGE...EACH DAYS HIGH
TEMPERATURE VARIED FROM THE PREVIOUS DAYS HIGH BY NEARLY 15 DEGREES.

Other Remarks:

Average High 1st Half of the Month
2014: 43°
2013: 43°

Average High 2nd Half of the Month
2014: 42.3°
2013: 51.6°

Average Temperature
2014: 27.5° (-2.2° below average)
2013: 34.5° (4.8° above average)

Coldest High Temperature
2014: 9°
2013: 25°

Warmest Temperature
2014: 65°
2013: 77°

# of Days Temperatures Dropped Below Zero
2014: 3 (all in a row)
2013: 0 (never got below zero the entire year)


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