Oklahomans enjoy milder temperatures after record-breaking heat waves in 2011, 2012

Oklahoma City has yet to reach 100 degrees and is enjoying much cooler temperatures than the last two years, which both saw record-breaking heat waves. Forecasters said the cooler temperatures are expected to continue.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: July 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm •  Published: July 5, 2013

National Weather Service meteorologist Erin Maxwell said May's average temperatures were below normal, and June's were right at the average.

“The problem with comparing it to last year and the year before is it was so extreme,” Maxwell said.

The forecast for July calls for average temperatures, with August and September likely a little above average, Maxwell said.

“It still may mean we are overall cooler than the last two years because they were well above average,” she said.

“At least so far, we are starting out with a good trend.”

Fowler and his friends said they could get used to mild summers.

One of those who joined in the disc golf game with was Garrett Long, of Harrisburg, N.C. Long said he is visiting his grandparents in Oklahoma City just as he did in 2011.

“When we were driving in to Oklahoma that year, we just saw brown, dead grass everywhere,” Long said. “It was so hot. This year it was green and nice. It's beautiful right now.”

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