Oklahoma had driest May through November on record, said Gary McManus, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
From Gary McManus, Oklahoma Climatological Survey: The May- November period was the driest. The statewide average for May-November in Oklahoma was 12.9 inches according to NCDC, which uses a mixture of NWS COOP and Mesonet stations for our state’s statistics. Second place now belongs to 1952′s May-November average of 13.34 inches.
“Our quest for the warmest year on record remained intact and 2012 still leads 1954 by by two-tenths of a degree through November, 64.9 degrees to 64.7,” McManus said.
That’s not the only period that’s gotten into the “warmest on record” act. The last 12, 18 and 24 month periods are also leading the record books.