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Curious about state weather records in Oklahoma?

by Bryan Painter Modified: September 22, 2013 at 12:40 am •  Published: September 21, 2013

Source: Oklahoma Climatological Survey:

Temperature records

Variable Location (Data Source) Value Date
Maximum temperature * Alva (COOP)
Altus (COOP)
Poteau (COOP)
Altus (COOP)
120°F July 18, 1936
July 19, 1936
August 10, 1936
August 12, 1936
Minimum temperature * Nowata (Mesonet) -31°F February 10, 2011
Number of days with temperature 100°F or higher Grandfield (Mesonet) 101 2011 (as of Sept. 29, 2011)
Number of consecutive days with temperature 100°F or higher Hammon (COOP) 70 June 24, 1980 to September 1, 1980
Warmest summer (June-August) Statewide average 86.9°F June 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011

Precipitation records

Variable Location (Data Source) Value Date
24-hour rainfall * Enid (COOP) 15.68 inches October 11, 1973
24-hour snowfall * Spavinaw (COOP) 27 inches 11 PM CST on February 8, 2011 to 11 PM CST on February 9, 2011
Snow depth * Buffalo (COOP) 36 inches February 22, 1971
Lowest annual total precipitation Regnier (COOP) 6.53 inches 1956
Driest year statewide Statewide average (COOP) 19.04 inches 1910

* Official state record as designated by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC); ** awaiting NCDC approval as state record. All other records are calculated from data at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey and have not been sent to NCDC for official designation.

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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