Topeka, Kansas 

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Climate in Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, Kansas gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Topeka averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Topeka. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Topeka gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Topeka ranks 44/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Topeka, KansasUnited States
  37.7 in.38.1 in.
  15.6 in.27.8 in.
  90.0 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  89.0°85.8°
  18.6°21.7°
  4454
  4.34.3
  948 ft.2443 ft.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Topeka with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In Topeka, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Topeka are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Topeka with an average of 18.6°. This is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Topeka, there are 37.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kansas.


In Topeka, there are 116.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.


In Topeka, there are 4.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


June is the wettest month in Topeka with 5.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 37.7 inches in Topeka means that it is wetter than most places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Topeka with 10.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 90.0 rainy days annually in Topeka, which is rainier than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 15.6 inches in Topeka means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.



December is the snowiest month in Topeka with 4.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Topeka    28 Reviews
    Why you shouldn't live in Topeka Kansas - 3/26/2019
    I live in Topeka this town is awful A lot of crime has been happening here. I don't suggest moving here. This town is also dying out it's mostly old people, meth... Read More

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    The best city ever - 12/6/2018
    I lived in Topeka most of my life until moving to Katy, Texas...which is a premiere suburb of Houston. Topeka is genuinely missed as it is a superb community to raise a... Read More

    TOPEKA IS VERY DANGEROUS TO MOVE TO SHUT IT DOWN - 10/13/2018
    also i forgot to mention here too it is also a sanctuary city as well they have illegals here too the government has also cover ups alot of them them too as well.... Read More


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