Source: Gary McManus, Oklahoma Climatological Survey,
Oklahoma is coming off the warmest year on record, the warmest 2-year period on record, the warmest March on record, the hottest summer for any state on record, the warmest spring on record, 27 out of the last 33 months warmer than normal …
McManus said he looked up the data for the first 13 days of the month/year. “Much to my shock, not only did I find that we are not experiencing an arctic-cirle style January thus far, but we’ve actually been ABOVE normal for the month. The statewide average high temperature, as measured by the Mesonet, has been 48.1 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal. Here was the real shocker … the statewide average low has been 27.1 degrees, 3.3 degrees above normal. The plain old statewide average temperature has been 37.6 degrees, 2.1 degrees above normal.”
We’ve seen a -10 degrees from Kenton on January 2, and a 75 from Waurika on the 11th.
He said, “Give us a couple more mornings like the last two and we will be dropping below normal. Low temperatures this morning were down in the teens, and yesterday’s highs struggled to get above freezing.”