And in 2011, Oklahomans experienced the hottest summer in terms of statewide average for any state since records began in 1895, with a statewide average of 86.8 degrees. Early reports showed Texas with the hottest summer, but the NationalClimaticDataCenter continued to study information.
Not only did Oklahoma beat its own record for the previous hottest summer of 85.2 degrees from 1934, it destroyed it by 1.6 degrees. In fact, Oklahoma now owns five of the 10 (11 with a tie) hottest summers across the U.S. since 1895.
So, what will this summer bring? Feel free to ask McManus his thoughts during Tuesday's live chat on NewsOK.com/Weather.