More information on 2007 Rainfall in Oklahoma City

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1045 AM CST MON OCT 15 2007

…CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR OKLAHOMA CITY…

THE ALL-TIME ANNUAL PRECIPITATION RECORD AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT
WAS SHATTERED YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, AFTER 1.40 INCHES OF RAIN WAS
MEASURED. THE RECORD IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN
BROKEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. BELOW IS A LIST OF MANY MONTHLY AND SEASONAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THEIR RANKING. ALL PRECIPITATION RECORDS HAVE BEEN UPDATED AS OF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH. THIS LIST WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR.

2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL THROUGH OCT 14: 53.34 INCHES

1971-2000 AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: 35.85 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +17.49
RANK: 1ST …/1908 52.03 INCHES/

OCTOBER 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL THROUGH OCT 14: 2.65 INCHES

OCTOBER AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 3.64 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: -0.99
RANK: 47TH

SEPTEMBER 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 7.15 INCHES

SEPTEMBER AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 3.98 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +3.17
RANK: 14TH

AUGUST 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 5.39 INCHES

AUGUST AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 2.48 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +2.91 INCHES
RANK: 9TH

JULY 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 6.31 INCHES

JULY AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 2.94 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +3.37 INCHES
RANK: 9TH

JUNE 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 10.06 INCHES

JUNE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 4.63 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +5.43 INCHES
RANK: 5TH …/1989 14.66 INCHES
1932 14.12 INCHES
1904 12.33 INCHES
1908 12.12 INCHES/

MAY 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 8.49 INCHES

MAY AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 5.44 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +3.05 INCHES
RANK: 18TH

MARCH 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 8.02 INCHES

MARCH AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 2.90 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +5.12 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1988 7.85 INCHES/

JAN-MAY 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 21.78 INCHES

JAN-MAY AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 14.14 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +7.64 INCHES
RANK: 2ND …/1990 21.81 INCHES/

JAN-JUN 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 31.84 INCHES

JAN-JUN AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 18.81 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +13.03 INCHES
RANK: 2ND …/1908 33.23 INCHES/

JAN-JUL 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 38.15 INCHES

JAN-JUL AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 21.75 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +16.40 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1908 34.50 INCHES/

JAN-AUG 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 43.54 INCHES

JAN-AUG AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 24.23 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +19.31 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1908 36.09 INCHES/

JAN-SEP 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 50.69 INCHES

JAN-SEP AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 28.21 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +22.48 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1945 43.19 INCHES/

JAN-OCT 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 53.34 INCHES

JAN-OCT AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 31.85 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +21.49 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1908 48.87 INCHES
1923 44.06 INCHES
1945 43.56 INCHES/

JAN-NOV 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 53.34 INCHES

JAN-NOV AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 33.96 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +19.38 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1908 52.00 INCHES/

JAN-DEC 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 53.34 INCHES

JAN-DEC AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 35.85 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +17.49 INCHES
RANK: 1ST …/1908 52.03 INCHES/

MAY-JUN 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 18.55 INCHES

MAY-JUN AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 10.07 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +8.48 INCHES
RANK: 4TH …/1908 21.29 INCHES
1932 19.62 INCHES
1989 18.99 INCHES/

CLIMATOLOGICAL WINTER /DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY/

DEC 2006-FEB 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 4.72 INCHES

DEC-FEB AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 4.73 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: -0.01 INCHES
RANK: 41ST

CLIMATOLOGICAL SPRING /MARCH THROUGH MAY/

MAR-MAY 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 19.08 INCHES

MAR-MAY AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 11.34 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +7.74 INCHES
RANK: 3RD …/1947 20.31 INCHES
1902 20.26 INCHES/

CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMER /JUNE THROUGH AUGUST/

JUN-AUG 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 21.76 INCHES

JUN-AUG AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 10.05 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: 11.71 INCHES
RANK: 2ND …/1989 22.12 INCHES/

CLIMATOLOGICAL AUTUMN /SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER/

SEP-NOV 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 9.80 INCHES

SEP-NOV AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 9.73 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +0.07 INCHES
RANK: 38TH

GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 6.28 INCHES ON SEPTEMBER 10TH

GREATEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 10.06 INCHES IN JUNE

TOP TEN ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS /THROUGH OCTOBER 14/:

RANK YEAR TOTAL
1 2007 53.34
2 1908 52.03
3 1923 48.25
4 1959 46.46
5 1986 45.17
6 1987 44.49
7 1985 44.18
8 1945 43.91
9 1991 43.74
10 1899 43.66

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MORE THAN 1.00 INCH OF PRECIPITATION: 14

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MORE THAN 2.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION: 5

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MORE THAN 3.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION: 3

TEMPERATURE STATISTICS:

TOTAL NUMBER OF 100 DEGREE DAYS IN 2007: 6

AVERAGE NUMBER OF 100 DEGREE DAYS: ~10
DIFFERENCE: -4

TOTAL NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS IN 2007: 64

AVERAGE NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS: ~68
DIFFERENCE: -4

JANUARY 1 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 65.1

1971-2000 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30: 63.5 DIFFERENCE: 1.6

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