115 degrees? Yikes!!! It’s in the Western Oklahoma forecast


Brace for really brutal hot, hot weather this week in Oklahoma. Western Oklahoma could see, or is it feel?, temperatures of 115 degrees.

Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus says a 115-degree reading would  be the highest readings in the state since 2011 and 2012.

“Highs across western Oklahoma will be pushing that 115 barrier, which would put it up there with the highest temperatures ever recorded by the Mesonet. And Wednesday is no slouch either, but Tuesday in particular looks brutal,” wrote McManus in a Monday Mesonet update.

Tuesday’s high temperatures have almost all of Oklahoma under an “excessive heat warning” as heat index values will also be in the range of feeling like 110 to 115 degrees.


Last 113: July 14, 2020 at Hollis Mesonet
Last 114: Aug. 4, 2012 at Ralston NWS COOP
Last 115: Aug. 1, 2012 at Kingfisher Mesonet
Last 116: July 6, 1996 at Ponca City Airport
Last 117: July 3, 1980 at Mangum NWS COOP
Last 118: July 18, 1954 at Jay NWS COOP
Last 119: July 19, 1936 at Cloud Chief NWS COOP
Last 120: Aug. 12, 1936 at Altus NWS COOP
McManus said the days where Oklahoma could get to 114 or 115 degrees are very rare.
“We’ve seen 114 degrees or higher on 122 days since the mid-1890s…that’s 122 days out of the last 692,000 or so. And only 29 days since 1987.”