Source: Gary McManus, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
The average temperature at Altus and Grandfield during June has been 89.7 degrees thus far. A couple of Ticker readers have been prompting me about how close that is to a record. Well, it’s getting pretty darned close to being a record for ANY month, at least for the Oklahoma Mesonet. Here are the top-5 Mesonet average station temperatures by month.
Grandfield July 2001 90.3 degrees
Burneyville July 1998 90.0 degrees
Altus June 2011 89.7 degrees (June 1-27)
Grandfield June 2011 89.7 degrees (June 1-27)
Cherokee July 2001 89.6 degrees
The first June that shows up on the list before 2011 is Altus with 84.5 degrees back in 1998 … in 157th place. July and August dominate the first few hundred.