Oklahoma Shatters All-Time Low Temperature Record

Oklahoma Shatters All-Time Low Temperature Record
Gary McManus
Associate State Climatologist
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
February 10, 2011

The Oklahoma Mesonet station at Nowata reached a low temperature of -31 degrees this morning. Pending verification procedures by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, that mark will eclipse the previous statewide record low temperature of -27 degrees. The previous record was set at Vinita in February 1905 and at Watts in January 1930. Numerous other low-temperature records were broken this morning across the state, with several locations dropping below the previous statewide record. The National Weather Service site in Bartlesville recorded -28 degrees this morning, as did the Oklahoma Mesonet site at Pryor.

Low temperature readings from the Oklahoma Mesonet, February 10, 2011:

Site Low Temperature (F)
Nowata -31
Pryor -28
Blackwell   -27
Medford -26
Marshall -25
Vinita -24
Cherokee   -24
Lake Carl Blackwell -23
Inola   -23
Breckinridge -23
Red Rock   -23

About the Oklahoma Mesonet:  The Oklahoma Mesonet, Oklahoma’s Weather Network, is a world-class network of environmental monitoring stations. The network was designed and implemented by scientists at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.