Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus was filled with record heat information in his Monday newsletter, including word of a record-tying temperature in one southwest town.
“Didya know that Grandfield tied the all-time highest temperature ever recorded in the state for the dates of Aug. 17 (114F) and Aug. 18 (112F)? And didya know we should be on the lookout for the same thing today? 112F is the value to beat from Mangum back in 1984,” he wrote in his newsletter.
For those who aren’t sure, Grandfield is located in the southwestern part of the state and not far from Wichita Falls, Texas.
Speaking of Wichita Falls, that’s the site for the annual—you guessed it—-Hotter N’ Hell annual bike ride.
The bike race is set for August 26.
But Sunday brought more “slap in the face” weather news in Oklahoma.
The heat indexes on Sunday soared to 125 in Okmulgee and Webbers Falls.