June 30, 2011

Oklahoma Record Temps and Extreme Weather

Extreme weather hits Oklahoma - Baseball size hail - you have to see it to believe it.

Here are some of the amazing statistics of this Oklahoma heat wave:
Today marks the 29th consecutive day over 90. That is a record.
Today is forecast to be the 10th day above 100 in June. That is a record.
Today marks the 34th consecutive day above normal.
June 2011 set or tied single-day record high temperatures on the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 27th. Those record temperatures were 103, 104, 101, and 103 degrees, respectively.

The map below shows how many degrees above normal  this June was compared to a normal June in Oklahoma.  You can see in the center of the state that this June was 12 degrees hotter than normal. 

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