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Minus 25 degrees wind chill and a minus 12 actual temperature to start the day

by Bryan Painter Modified: January 6, 2014 at 9:30 am •  Published: January 6, 2014

Alva had a wind chill of minus 25 degrees since midnight, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet.

And Nowata is back in the news for negative temperatures. They reached negative 12 at 7:10 a.m. Monday.

On Feb. 10, 2011 the actual temperature plummeted to a statewide record low, reaching minus 31 degrees at Nowata. That day, the Oklahoma Mesonet station in Medford recorded a wind chill of minus 47 degrees.

In February 2011, Nowata went from the state record low on Feb. 10 to a high temperature of 79 degrees seven days later, a swing of 110 degrees.

 

Coolest Minimum Temperatures
1 – Nowata -12.0F 7:10 am
2 – Vinita -9.9F 8:00 am
3 – Alva -8.5F 7:30 am
4 – Copan -8.3F 8:00 am
5 – May Ranch -7.7F 7:20 am
6 – Lake Carl Blackwell -7.4F 7:40 am
7 – Buffalo -7.3F 7:15 am
8 – Foraker -7.2F 7:45 am
9 – Pryor -7.1F 7:20 am
10 – Miami -6.8F 7:50 am
11 – Red Rock -6.5F 7:50 am
12 – Cherokee -6.4F 7:30 am
13 – Wynona -6.2F 7:30 am
14 – Breckinridge -5.7F 6:45 am
15 – Medford -5.3F 7:35 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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