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Radar: Topeka KS
38.98 N - 96.22W
Period: 1980 - 2006      Range: 124 nm

Database Overview
All reports in the domain All severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Blue dots represent damaging wind, green dots represent large hail, and red dots represent tornadoes. [Click to enlarge]
  All Rpts Sig Rpts Avg Days
Hail
13038
782 52
Wind
8065
1048 48
Tornadoes
1348
162 16
Total
22451
1992 68
Significant severe reports Significant severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Only tornadoes F2 or stronger, wind gusts of 65 knots or stronger, and hail of 2" diameter or larger are plotted. [Click to enlarge]
Category
Rank*
Freq/mi2
Any Severe
7
1:58
Sig Severe
6
1:655
Tornadoes
8
1:968
F2+ Torn
32
1:8,051
* Compared to 141 national radar coverage areas studied.

Annual Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of annual severe weather reports in the search area. The dashed magenta line denotes a 5 year running average of all reports.

20 year report increase: 238%
10 year report increase: 110%
5 year report increase: -9%

See annual table below

Daily Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of daily severe weather reports in the search area. Lines denote a 7 day running mean.

Maximum daily value:
9.1 on 11 Jun

Primary Season:
Mar 27 - Aug 29

See monthly table below

Hourly Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of hourly severe weather reports in the search area. Values are in percent of total, and have been rounded to the nearest hour (UTC).

Maximum hourly value:
12% at 01 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.043%
2316 yrs
16
F2+ Tornado
0.035%
2897 yrs
16
This table represents the average annual probability and return interval of each event for any point within the search domain.

Read details of computational method

Annual Totals
Year
Hail
Wind
Tornado
Total
 
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
1980
73
22
138
41
16
7
105
45
1981
104
35
113
36
45
19
194
56
1982
199
44
238
48
55
23
309
65
1983
148
38
108
45
25
14
198
63
1984
157
32
126
33
61
20
279
52
1985
188
43
191
51
18
16
224
66
1986
304
54
174
49
27
14
358
70
1987
180
47
221
40
20
13
220
62
1988
81
23
86
30
20
9
121
41
1989
197
39
161
40
18
11
233
52
1990
216
40
166
41
70
19
356
55
1991
436
46
187
50
67
15
570
66
1992
391
57
208
49
77
22
545
72
1993
375
60
322
59
81
27
537
80
1994
252
46
340
52
14
6
280
67
1995
414
40
236
41
50
13
514
53
1996
462
59
320
46
31
10
524
73
1997
396
47
266
45
42
13
480
58
1998
605
70
474
50
62
16
729
79
1999
437
58
292
50
54
16
545
67
2000
682
68
643
59
36
15
754
80
2001
1217
83
590
64
66
23
1349
94
2002
1161
71
538
51
55
14
1271
76
2003
1189
71
380
54
81
18
1351
82
2004
995
68
513
60
132
21
1259
78
2005
1074
77
484
66
72
14
1218
91
2006
1105
72
550
57
53
12
1211
85
AVG
483
52
299
48
50
16
832
68


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1990 13-Mar 2234 UTC
F5
1
60
1990 13-Mar 2330 UTC
F5
1
0
1991 27-Mar 0045 UTC
F4
0
5
1991 26-Apr 2257 UTC
F5
17
225
1991 26-Apr 2330 UTC
F4
1
0
1992 16-Jun 0030 UTC
F4
0
0
1992 16-Jun 0335 UTC
F4
0
10
1993 07-May 2305 UTC
F4
1
6
1999 04-May 0113 UTC
F4
6
150
2001 22-Apr 0215 UTC
F4
1
28
2001 14-Jun 0045 UTC
F4
0
2
2003 04-May 2118 UTC
F4
2
30
2003 04-May 2135 UTC
F4
4
30
2003 04-May 2145 UTC
F4
0
13
2004 23-May 0030 UTC
F4
1
38
2004 30-May 0330 UTC
F4
3
6

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
0
2
0
2
Feb
3
0
0
3
Mar
40
10
3
52
Apr
87
25
7
119
May
131
45
18
194
Jun
102
77
11
190
Jul
46
66
5
118
Aug
32
46
1
79
Sep
31
20
2
53
Oct
7
4
1
11
Nov
4
3
1
8
Dec
1
1
0
2

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
1536
807
230
2573
01
1516
890
198
2604
02
1285
791
169
2245
03
946
696
90
1732
04
723
629
56
1408
05
559
437
26
1022
06
368
381
20
769
07
274
303
12
589
08
182
216
9
407
09
157
199
3
359
10
147
155
5
307
11
110
107
1
218
12
135
111
6
252
13
151
107
2
260
14
225
126
2
353
15
202
62
4
268
16
133
63
3
199
17
168
67
15
250
18
227
113
10
350
19
263
171
32
466
20
434
235
62
731
21
756
310
108
1174
22
1190
454
120
1764
23
1351
635
165
2151

Click Here for tabular data (F2+ tornadoes).
Page Updated: Saturday 10-27-2007
If you have comments regarding this information, contact John Hart of the Storm Prediction Center.
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