The National Weather Service, Wichita, Kansas’ post of “On this date in weather history” shows that on Oct. 20, 1983, remnants of the Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records on the 19th with 4.98 inches and on the 20th with 5.45 inches. Plus, on Oct. 20, 8.37 inches of rain was recorded in Norman.
Now turning from wet to cold, as of 12:10 p.m. today, Kenton in the far western Oklahoma Panhandle had spent 11 hours below freezing in the last 48 hours, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network. In western Oklahoma, the Mesonet site at Camargo had recorded 10 hours below freezing in the last 48 hours.
The Mesonet also shows that this autumn has already brought five days of at- or- below- freezing temperatures at Kenton. Boise City and Goodwell have had four each, while Beaver, Camargo and Erick have each had three such days.