Topeka - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Topeka, Kansas along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Topeka in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2019?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Topeka and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1905, with a few years missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 7.75 inches (196.9 millimetres) on September 7, 1909.

Since 1947 the precipitation extremes were observed at Philip Billard Municipal Airport. Before then, the weather station was a mile from the airport.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Topeka
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.34 August 13, 2021   59.4
2.53 July 29, 2020   64.3
2.55 August 17, 2019 64.8
2.44 October 08, 2018 62.0
3.83 August 21, 2017 97.3
2.80 May 26, 2016 71.1
4.38 September 10, 2015 111.3
2.71 September 03, 2014 68.8
2.75 May 27, 2013 69.9
2.55 August 25, 2012 64.8
2.23 April 22, 2011 56.6
3.09 June 16, 2010 78.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Topeka each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.99 July 28, 2009 75.9
2.32 September 12, 2008 58.9
5.10 May 06, 2007 129.5
2.50 August 25, 2006 63.5
5.61 September 23, 2005 142.5
2.46 July 24, 2004 62.5
3.27 August 30, 2003 83.1
3.06 June 04, 2002 77.7
3.20 August 22, 2001 81.3
2.92 June 20, 2000 74.2
1.88 April 14, 1999 47.8
3.40 November 01, 1998 86.4
1.82 October 12, 1997 46.2
3.22 May 26, 1996 81.8
2.85 July 19, 1995 72.4
3.02 August 29, 1994 76.7
2.54 September 19, 1993 64.5
2.47 March 18, 1992 62.7
1.94 May 14, 1991 49.3
2.27 July 21, 1990 57.7
4.35 September 08, 1989 110.5
2.34 June 29, 1988 59.4
2.38 March 17, 1987 60.5
1.75 August 09, 1986 44.5
3.34 October 09, 1985 84.8
4.15 June 21, 1984 105.4
2.01 April 01, 1983 51.1
2.41 July 01, 1982 61.2
2.38 June 11, 1981 60.5
3.48 October 15, 1980 88.4
2.53 June 28, 1979 64.3
3.62 May 31, 1978 91.9
3.88 August 31, 1977 98.6
2.10 April 17, 1976 53.3
1.94 June 08, 1975 49.3
1.73 July 25, 1974 43.9
3.74 September 23, 1973 95.0
2.32 September 07, 1972 58.9
1.96 October 29, 1971 49.8
2.29 September 21, 1970 58.2
3.24 April 26, 1969 82.3
2.44 July 26, 1968 62.0
3.20 June 20, 1967 81.3
2.86 June 12, 1966 72.6
2.09 September 20, 1965 53.1
4.66 November 15, 1964 118.4
2.73 July 12, 1963 69.3
2.72 August 24, 1962 69.1
2.37 October 10, 1961 60.2
2.15 August 17, 1960 54.6
1.77 June 30, 1959 45.0
2.08 November 17, 1958 52.8
2.83 July 10, 1957 71.9
1.69 June 17, 1956 42.9
2.27 May 26, 1955 57.7
2.39 August 01, 1954 60.7
2.55 September 03, 1953 64.8
1.21 August 21, 1952 30.7
3.69 July 12, 1951 93.7
2.79 July 03, 1950 70.9
4.48 August 18, 1949 113.8
2.07 August 10, 1948 52.6
3.52 August 14, 1947 89.4
1946
1945
1944
2.73 June 10, 1943 69.3
2.56 September 03, 1942 65.0
3.27 August 12, 1941 83.1
1.95 August 27, 1940 49.5
2.21 April 15, 1939 56.1
4.10 May 04, 1938 104.1
2.27 August 20, 1937 57.7
2.01 September 16, 1936 51.1
3.79 May 28, 1935 96.3
3.96 May 13, 1934 100.6
1.68 April 20, 1933 42.7
1.74 August 31, 1932 44.2
2.77 September 21, 1931 70.4
3.88 September 14, 1930 98.6
2.80 April 20, 1929 71.1
2.85 November 17, 1928 72.4
2.34 July 29, 1927 59.4
1.93 October 12, 1926 49.0
2.04 June 18, 1925 51.8
2.08 August 06, 1924 52.8
2.04 June 09, 1923 51.8
2.79 November 12, 1922 70.9
4.38 August 11, 1921 111.3
2.94 July 13, 1920 74.7
5.32 March 16, 1919 135.1
1918
1917
1916
4.27 June 11, 1915 108.5
2.93 June 22, 1914 74.4
2.05 October 07, 1913 52.1
5.70 October 11, 1912 144.8
2.83 July 23, 1911 71.9
2.03 September 02, 1910 51.6
7.75 September 07, 1909 196.9
4.05 August 07, 1908 102.9
1.35 January 19, 1907 34.3
3.45 August 05, 1906 87.6
4.59 September 15, 1905 116.6
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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