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Tuesday's lowest wind chill readings, so far, have included that of 8 degrees at Foraker in northern Oklahoma

by Bryan Painter Published: November 12, 2013

Up in the Osage country, as the late Clem McSpadden used to call it when announcing rodeos, the air was sharp this morning.

At Foraker in the northern portion of Osage County, since midnight the wind chill dipped as low as 8 degrees,  according to the Oklahoma Mesonet.

Foraker’s actual low temperature was 22.6 degrees (at 7:25 a.m.) and that ties with Buffalo, Okla. for the fourth lowest so far today.

The lowest actual temperature this morning recorded at Mesonet weather network stations, came at Hooker, Okla. when the temperature dipped to 21.5 degrees at 7:10 a.m.

There are four Oklahoma Mesonet stations in Oklahoma County.

The wind chill lows at those locations have been: 17 degrees at Oklahoma City – North, West, East and just slightly different at Spencer which had a wind chill of 18 degrees. The actual lows at those Mesonet locations has been 28 degrees at Oklahoma City - North and Spencer and 29 degrees at Oklahoma City – West and Oklahoma City- East.

From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

“With a very cold airmass settling across the region, temperatures are expected to

dip into the mid-teens to 27-degree range across the region by Wednesday morning.

This will cause a hard freeze.”

“A hard freeze warning remains in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday evening to 10 a.m. (CST) Wednesday…

“A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely.

these conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.”


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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