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Oklahoma's 13 tornadoes through July, second fewest on official records to 1950

The Oklahoma Mesonet weather network site at Slapout recorded an October-like high of 62 degrees on July 17, the 12th coolest high temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma during July.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm •  Published: August 1, 2014
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12:20 p.m. Now into August, the Oklahoma Climatological Survey is taking a look back at some aspects of Oklahoma weather in July and for the year.

According to preliminary data from the Oklahoma Mesonet, Oklahoma experienced its third coolest and 15th wettest July on record.

The Mesonet site at Slapout recorded an October-like high of 62 degrees on July 17, the 12th coolest high temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma during July.

The Mesonet site at Clayton led the state with 11.3 inches of rainfall.

Three Oklahoma City Mesonet stations recorded at least 9 inches of rainfall, although the official observing site at Will Rogers Airport recorded only 4.18 inches.

The most noteworthy severe weather event was the 106 mph wind gust recorded by the Burneyville Mesonet site late in the evening of July 30.

Preliminary numbers from the National Weather Service show 13 tornadoes for Oklahoma thus far in 2014. The 1950-2013 average for January-July is 48, and the annual average is 56. Only 1988 saw fewer tornadoes through July with 10. That year also ended with the lowest annual total of 17.

The U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook saw drought improvement or removal across all of Oklahoma by the end of August.

6:20 a.m. Patches of dense fog are being reported in parts of central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. Fog should lift by mid-morning. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.

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