More OKC 2007 Review Data

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
410 AM CST TUE JAN 2 2008

…2007 CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR OKLAHOMA CITY…

BELOW ARE TOTALS…AVERAGES…AND RECORDS FOR THE YEAR AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT. NUMEROUS PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN…INCLUDING TWO ALL-TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AND THE ALL-TIME ANNUAL PRECIPITATION RECORD. TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE MUCH LESS NUMEROUS AND ARE LISTED TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF THIS STATEMENT.

2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 56.95 INCHES

1971-2000 AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: 35.85 INCHES
DIFFERENCE: +21.10
RANK: 1ST …/1908 52.03 INCHES/

OFFICIALLY…THE ALL-TIME ANNUAL PRECIPITATION RECORD AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT WAS BROKEN ON OCTOBER 17TH, AFTER 0.27 INCHES OF RAIN
WAS MEASURED.

DECEMBER 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 3.43 INCHES
DECEMBER AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 1.89 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +1.54
RANK: 11TH

NOVEMBER 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 0.53 INCHES
NOVEMBER AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 2.11 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: -1.58
RANK: 94TH

OCTOBER 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 3.72 INCHES
OCTOBER AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 3.64 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +0.08
RANK: 31ST

SEPTEMBER 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 5.73 INCHES
SEPTEMBER AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 3.98 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +3.17
RANK: 21ST

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: 49.27 INCHES
JAN-SEP AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 28.21 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +21.06 INCHES

RANK: 1ST …/1945 43.19 INCHES/

JAN-OCT 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 52.99 INCHES
JAN-OCT AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 31.85 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +21.14 INCHES

RANK: 1ST …/1908 48.87 INCHES

1923 44.06 INCHES

1945 43.56 INCHES/

JAN-NOV 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 53.52 INCHES
JAN-NOV AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 33.96 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +19.56 INCHES

RANK: 1ST …/1908 52.00 INCHES/

JAN-DEC 2007 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 56.95 INCHES
JAN-DEC AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 35.85 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +21.10 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

DEC 2007-FEB 2008 PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 3.43 INCHES
DEC-FEB AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 4.73 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: -1.30 INCHES

RANK: T70TH

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: 9.94 INCHES
SEP-NOV AVERAGE PRECIPITATION: 9.73 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: +0.21 INCHES

RANK: 37TH

GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 5.38 INCHES ON AUGUST 18-19TH
GREATEST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL: 10.06 INCHES IN JUNE
LONGEST STRETCH WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION: 20 DAYS

DATES: 6/13 – 7/2

LONGEST STRETCH WITHOUT PRECIPITATION: 29 DAYS

DATES: 10/23 – 11/21

TOP TEN ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS:

RANK YEAR TOTAL

1 2007 56.95
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: 16
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MORE THAN 2.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION: 5
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH MORE THAN 3.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION: 3

2007 TOTAL SNOWFALL: 7.2 INCHES

1971-2000 AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 9.2 INCHES

DIFFERENCE: -2.0

GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL: 1.3 INCHES ON JANUARY 14TH
GREATEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL: 2.9 INCHES IN JANUARY

TEMPERATURE STATISTICS:

HOTTEST TEMPERATURE: 101 DEGREES ON AUGUST 13 AND 14
COLDEST TEMPERATURE: 8 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 16TH
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE: 78 DEGREES ON AUGUST 7 AND 8
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE: 24 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13TH AND FEBRUARY 15TH

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

2007 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 61.9 DEGREES

1971-2000 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGH NOVEMBER: 60.1 DEGREES

DIFFERENCE: 1.6

9 DAILY WARM TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN.
1 DAILY COLD TEMPERATURE RECORD BROKEN.
9TH WARMEST AUTUMN /SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER/ ON RECORD: 64.8 DEGREES

TIED FOR 6TH WARMEST SPRING /MARCH THROUGH MAY/ ON RECORD: 62.9 DEGREES

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