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Heavy Rain and Flooding Concerns From the Southwest to the Upper Midwest; Heat Continues to Build in the East

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Friday afternoon in the Four Corners region and northern High Plains through the Upper Midwest. Stronger storms may produce heavy to excessive rainfall that will likely lead to scattered instances of flash and urban flooding. Meanwhile, the ongoing dangerous heat wave will peak across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic through the weekend. Read More >

 The snowfall season in Topeka started rather slowly this year, with only 0.1 inches of snow measured by the end of December 2010.  Since then, measurable snows have occurred repeatedly, bringing the seasonal total to 38.6 inches.  This places this season's total as the tenth highest amount ever recorded.  Records for Topeka date back to 1887.
 
The seasonal snowfall total for the previous cold season was in the top ten, tying for the seventh highest total. When added to this season's amount, 79.3 inches has fallen in the past two seasons. This is the highest amount ever recorded over consecutive seasons in Topeka

 

 

Rank Two Year
Snowfall
Two Year
Seasons
Rank

One Year
Snowfall

One Year
Seasons
1 79.3 2009-11 1 47.9 1911-12
2 77.2 1911-13 2 44.4 1959-60
3 74.1 1958-60 3 43.2 1992-93
4 69.4 1898-00 4 42.9 1978-79
5 66.1 1983-85 5 42.5 1914-15
6 65.7 1977-79 6 41.8 1925-26
7 64.7 1969-71 7 40.7 1970-71
8 64.5 1914-16 7 40.7 2009-10
9 63.1 1959-61 9 39.6 1898-99
10 61.8 1913-15 10 38.6 2010-11