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High temperatures shatter Oklahoma City March record

Forecasters said high temperatures in March broke the record for the warmest March in Oklahoma City since 1910.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 1, 2012

High temperatures last month broke the record for the warmest March in Oklahoma City since 1910, according to the National Weather Service.

The average temperature in March was 60.8 degrees. The previous record for March temperatures in the city was 60.5 degrees in 1910, according to temperature records that date back to 1891.

Meteorologists said the average daily high temperature for the month was 71.8 degrees and the average daily low temperature was 49.8 degrees.

On the first day of April, forecasters said temperatures will continue to rise in Oklahoma City with a high near 90 degrees and south-southwest wind between 18 and 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Skies will be mostly sunny Sunday and mostly clear throughout the night with a low around 63 and south wind with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Forecasters said the southwest winds and unusually warm temperatures will quickly lower the relative humidity in western Oklahoma and western north Texas. Winds throughout Oklahoma will be breezy with gusts about 30 mph at times.

A Red Flag warning is also in effect for far western counties from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures will reach from 90 to 100 degrees and humidity levels will be between 14 to 20 percent.

Fires could start easily and spread rapidly. Residents are encouraged to report smoke or fire to your local fire department.

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