Hot weather bakes Oklahoma in October


While snow fell in northwest Colorado on Sunday, temperatures reached 102 degrees in southwest Oklahoma.

Go figure is how Gary McManus, State Climatologist with the Oklahoma Mesonet would probably put it.

“We had a slew of hundreds across southwestern OK yesterday, topped with Hollis and Grandfield at 102 degrees. Who knew that days above 100 map was still needed?” he wrote in Monday’s Oklahoma Mesonet report.

“You might think it’s a bit late in the season to be seeing those triple-digit temperatures. Having 100s on October 11 isn’t the record latest in the state, but it’s darned close. That latest triple-digit temperatures I can find in the state occurred on Oct 17, 2016. The Mesonet sites at Buffalo, Beaver, Slapout and May Ranch all hit 100 that day, with Buffalo topped out at 102 degrees.”

McManus says another triple-digit mark could be coming on Wednesday, just ahead of the arrival of another front. And that will be followed by guess what? Colder weather.
“We could be seeing our first freeze in the state in the Panhandle Friday morning, so that will be our first milestone towards REAL winter,” said McManus.
Source: Oklahoma Mesonet