Weather Summary: August

By: Weather Team Email
By: Weather Team Email

From the National Weather Service:

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
915 AM CDT SAT SEP 1 2007

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...THE TOPEKA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2007...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1887 TO 2007

WEATHER OBSERVED DEPART
VALUE DATE(S) FROM
NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST 103 08/15
LOWEST 59 08/31
AVG. MAXIMUM 94.3
AVG. MINIMUM 72.7
MEAN 83.5 6.8
DAYS MAX >= 90 26
DAYS MAX <= 32 0
DAYS MIN <= 32 0
DAYS MIN <= 0 0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS 2.79 -1.02
DAYS >= .01 7
DAYS >= .10 4
DAYS >= .50 3
DAYS >= 1.00 1
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL 1.10 08/08 TO 08/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS 0.0 0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0
GREATEST
24 HR TOTAL 0.0 08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL 0 -1
SINCE 7/1 0 -2
COOLING TOTAL 581 224
SINCE 1/1 1495 331
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 29/010
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 45/330

- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

REMARKS...
AUGUST OF 2007 WAS VERY WARM...EVEN FOR AUGUST. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE CAME IN AS THE EIGHTH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD...AND THE
17TH WARMEST MONTH ALL TIME. MUCH OF THE WARMTH WAS DUE TO ABOVE
NORMAL DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS THE THIRD WARMEST ALL TIME FOR AUGUST...AND THE NINTH
WARMEST FOR ANY MONTH. TWENTY-SIX DAYS SAW LOW TEMPERATURES OF AT
LEAST 70 DEGREES. THE NOTABLY WARM LOW TEMPERATURES BEGAN IN JULY.
IN FACT...28 CONSECUTIVE DAYS HAD A LOW TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 70
DEGREES...BEGINNING ON JULY 27TH AND ENDING ON AUGUST 23RD. THIS IS
THE SECOND LONGEST STREAK ON RECORD. THE LONGEST STRETCH OF LOW
TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 70 DEGREES IS 29 DAYS. THIS WARM SPELL
SPANNED FROM JULY 15TH TO AUGUST 12TH OF 1935. DAILY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL ON EVERY DAY EXCEPT ONE...AND IT WAS
RIGHT AT NORMAL. TEMPERATURES COOLED SIGNIFICANTLY AT THE END OF THE
MONTH AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILT INTO THE PLAINS.

PRECIPITATION WAS SOMEWHAT BELOW NORMAL. WEAK COLD FRONTS
BROUGHT THUNDERSTORMS AROUND MIDNIGHT ON THE MORNING OF THE 9TH AND
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON OF THE 16TH. DAMAGING WINDS WERE PRODUCED ON
BOTH OF THESE EVENTS...AFFECTING CENTRAL PORTIONS OF TOPEKA ON THE
9TH AND FAR SOUTHERN PORTIONS ON THE 16TH. ANOTHER FRONT PRODUCED
LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL ON THE 24TH.

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...THE CONCORDIA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2007...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1885 TO 2007

WEATHER OBSERVED DEPART
VALUE DATE(S) FROM
NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST 103 08/14
08/13
LOWEST 58 08/31
AVG. MAXIMUM 92.5
AVG. MINIMUM 69.9
MEAN 81.2 4.2
DAYS MAX >= 90 20
DAYS MAX <= 32 0
DAYS MIN <= 32 0
DAYS MIN <= 0 0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS 2.08 -1.16
DAYS >= .01 8
DAYS >= .10 6
DAYS >= .50 2
DAYS >= 1.00 0
GREATEST
24 HR. TOTAL 0.74 08/23 TO 08/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS 0.0 0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0
GREATEST
24 HR TOTAL 0.0 08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL 0 -2
SINCE 7/1 0 -3
COOLING TOTAL 511 145
SINCE 1/1 1292 145
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 35/290
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 47/280

- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.


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