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"Critical Wildfire conditions likely" today

by Bryan Painter Published: April 16, 2014
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From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

Wildfire danger will be elevated to critical on Wednesday due to dry weather, decreasing humidity, warmer temperatures, and increasing winds.

 

Some freezing temps showed up on readings this morning at Oklahoma Mesonet weather network stations:

 

Coolest Minimum Temperatures
1 – Wister 31.7F 7:05 am
2 – Antlers 32.4F 4:20 am
3 – Talihina 32.9F 4:40 am
4 – Broken Bow 34.2F 3:10 am
5 – Wilburton 36.4F 6:00 am
6 – Goodwell 36.9F 7:20 am
7 – Vinita 37.0F 2:25 am
8 – Clayton 37.0F 2:55 am
9 – Kenton 37.1F 7:55 am
10 – Cloudy 37.2F 1:40 am
11 – Boise City 37.2F 4:30 am
12 – Hugo 37.4F 6:25 am
13 – Lane 37.6F 6:50 am
14 – Idabel 37.9F 6:55 am
15 – Hollis 38.1F 5:55 am
by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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