Weather Events

November 1, 2004

The Wilburton Mesonet site recorded over 3 inches of rain after widespread showers and thunderstorms poured over eastern Oklahoma. Flash flooding was reported in Cherokee, Pittsburg, Adair, Haskell, Muskogee, Mcintosh, and Atoka counties. Thunderstorm winds up to 70 miles per hour destroyed barns and overturned a trailer house east of Idabel.

November 1, 2003

McAlester recorded a high temperature of 84 degrees, breaking the previous record of 82 degrees set in 1982.

November 1, 1984

Strong winds produced by thunderstorms that moved across the state on the morning of the 1st caused damage to several Oklahoma cities. Those reporting damage due to the winds were: Nowata, Lawton, Pauls Valley, Bowlegs, Wewoka, Ardmore, McAlester, and Pacola.

November 2, 2008

Oklahoma City tied a record with a high temperature of 83 degrees, while the month’s highest temperature of 86 degrees occurred at Beaver and Slapout.

November 3, 2005

Butler and Mangum both reported a high temperature of 93 degrees.

November 3, 2001

Locally heavy thunderstorms in north central and northeastern portions of the state produced several reports of substantial rain. The Haskell Mesonet site (Muskogee) reported 3.81 inches of precipitation. Other reports from Mesonet sites on that date included: 3.64 inches at Skiatook (Osage), 3.53 inches at Pawnee (Pawnee), 3.37 inches at Wynona (Osage) and 2.81 inches at Porter (Wagoner). National Weather Service observers at Ingalls (Payne) and Billings (Noble) reported 3.50 and 3.10 inches, respectively.

November 3-5, 2000

These three days were the warmest of the month, with no sub-freezing temperatures reported at any of the Mesonet sites.

November 3, 1974

A tornado touched down on Highway 69 at Union Stockyards, destroying a barn and killing 2 cows. The tornado moved northeastward into Krebs, destroying 3 buildings and severely damaging 12 more. In all, 20 to 30 homes were damaged.

November 5, 2008

An approaching storm system brought a cold front across the state on this day, providing the focus for a rare November severe weather outbreak. Storms formed in central Oklahoma and moved towards the northeast, bringing severe winds, large hail, and heavy rains. The 83rd November tornado spotted since 1950 touched down in Osage County, rolling a mobile home and injuring two occupants (weaker than EF2). Baseball size hail fell near Piedmont and 70 mph winds were reported near Kaw City and Inola, while 1-2 inches of rain fell in the I-44 corridor. More than 4 inches of rain was recorded in Perkins due to these thunderstorms.

November 6, 2007

After a powerful cold front passed through the state, the first freeze occurred in most of Oklahoma in the morning.

November 7-9, 2000

A significant early-season winter storm traversed the state, producing much of the month's precipitation, especially in the west, where monthly totals were less than the long-term average for November. Sedan (Kiowa) recorded 7 inches of snow and Wann (Nowata) reported 6 inches, both on the 9th. Measurable snowfall was reported as far southeast as Madill and Kingston (Marshall), and flurries were seen in McCurtain County at Carnasaw Tower. The snowstorm capped a nine-day period of persistent rain in the southeast that produced more than 10 inches of precipitation across southern McCurtain County. The Idabel Mesonet site recorded 1.70 inches of rain over the period. The Broken Bow Mesonet station recorded 11.53 inches over the same period.

November 8, 2006

The Alva and Freedom Mesonet sites recorded the state's highest November temperature of 92 degrees. This tied the all-time November high temperature record at Alva and exceeded the previous record of 90 degrees at Freedom.

November 9, 2002

Tulsa set a new record high of 84 degrees, and Oklahoma City tied its mark of 82 degrees in the afternoon. The high temperature of 87 degrees at the Mangum Mesonet station marked the state's highest of the month.

November 9, 1998

Strong thunderstorms ripped through the eastern two-thirds of the state causing extensive wind damage in many areas. Tornadoes were reported in Purcell and near Dow, Sallisaw and Pacola.

November 9, 1988

A cold front produced strong thunderstorms that produced 60 mile per hour winds and walnut-sized hail near Muskogee.

November 10, 2008

A fast-moving upper-level storm system brought 1-3 inches of rain to southeastern parts and severe storms to the state (the main threat was large hail).

November 10, 2004

Three weak tornadoes (two F0s and one F1) were spawned in northeastern Oklahoma County, while three more twisters (two F0s and one F1) formed in Lincoln County a little later. The storms left 2,200 people without power.

November 10, 1995

As a vigorous and rapidly moving cold front slammed through the state, temperatures dropped some 50 to 60 degrees. Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa reported record highs and were well below freezing by midnight. 

November 10, 1992

Norman Regional Hospital Emergency Room was forced to close several hours due to flooding from heavy rainfall.

November 11, 1989

Officials reported 42 wildfires, including a blaze that forced the evacuation of 50 Mannford homes. The large number of fires was a result of dense vegetation from a wet summer and an extremely dry autumn.

November 11, 1911

Oklahoma City’s record high for this date was set in 1911, on 11/11/11. The high temperature was 87 F. The record low of 17 F was also set on 11/11/11. The high temperature of 87 F was set early in the day. Shortly thereafter, a "norther" (cold front) swept through the state. Temperatures cooled 50 to 65 degrees in less than 3 hours. Oklahoma City's daily minimum temperature of 17 F occurred at midnight.

November 13, 1993

Thunderstorms produced baseball-sized hail near Medicine Park.

November 14, 1978

High winds near Perkins blew over an oil derrick, demolishing the structure.

November 15, 2001

Harmon County received badly needed rainfall when Vinson, Hollis, and the Hollis Mesonet site reported rainfall totaling 2.81, 2.52, and 2.77 inches, respectively.

November 15, 1988

A surface cold front ahead of an intense upper-level low generated winds over 60 miles per hour over much of the state, producing a visibility-reducing dust storm. Winds reached speeds of 96 miles per hour in Clinton, shattering numerous automobile and hospital windows. The strong winds fanned a devastating Altus fire that destroyed over $2 million of cotton and 29 houses and businesses.

November 16, 1996

A full-scale winter storm brought an inch-and-a-half of snow to the western Panhandle. Heavy rains across the north gave Cherokee 4 inches of precipitation.

November 17, 2003

The Cookson Mesonet site reported over 3 inches of rain.

November 17, 1986

Extremely dense fog blanketed most of Oklahoma, forcing numerous commercial flight cancellations at the Oklahoma City and Tulsa airports. Low visibility was also to blame for a 23-vehicle accident in Pottawatomie County. Oklahoma City traffic officers investigated 45 accidents in the two-hour period from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

November 18, 1983

A tornado touched down briefly in southern sections of Norman. The storm overturned two cars and uprooted several large trees.

November 19, 2007

Buffalo reported a high temperature of 86 degrees.

November 19, 1988

A cold front produced up to 5 inches of snow in northwestern Oklahoma.

November 20, 2007

Oklahoma City set a new record high temperature for the 20th with a temperature of 82 degrees (previous record was 78 degrees in 1989).

November 20, 2004

A strong cold front and an upper-level system produced heavy snow across the western Panhandle. Kenton reported up to 4 inches of snow.

November 20, 1994

Winds at the Weatherford Mesonet site averaged 24 miles per hour with a peak recorded gust of 64 miles per hour.

November 21, 2008

The month’s coolest temperature of 13 degrees was recorded at Buffalo.

November 22-25, 2000

Another round of extensive rainfall delivered 6.33 inches of precipitation at Comanche (Stephens) and totals between 4 and 5 inches all across McCurtain County. By month's end, National Weather Service stations at Broken Bow, Carnasaw Tower, Carter Tower, Idabel, Smithville, and Valliant in McCurtain County and Comanche in Stephens County had all established new November precipitation records, based on data from 1948 until 2000.

November 22, 1999

Strong winds and hail were reported over much of eastern Oklahoma on the evening of the 22nd. One-and-three-quarter-inch hail was reported in Okfuskee and Choctaw counties. Observers in Tulsa and Wagoner counties reported wind speeds as great as 75 miles per hour. Spotters in Tulsa, Rogers, and Choctaw counties reported small tornadoes on that evening.

November 22, 1992

Tulsa area residents awoke to a 6-inch surprise snowfall.

November 22, 1983

Severe thunderstorms caused damage to many cities across the state. Tornadoes were reported near Soper, Nashoba, Albion, Summerfield, Wister, Poteau, Reichert, Howe, Gilmore, Coweta, and Eufaula. Large hail was another damaging element associated with these storms. Hail up to 2 inches, along with strong winds, damaged 17,000 to 18,000 cars and 22,000 to 25,000 houses in the Midwest City area. Damages were estimated at $4.5 million. Another storm produced baseball-size hail 8 miles east of Coweta.

November 23-24, 2004

Snow fell over the Panhandle, with up to 6 inches of snow near Kenton and 4 inches near Hardesty and Beaver.

November 23, 2007

1 to 3 inches of snow fell in northwest Oklahoma, with isolated maxima of 4 inches near Erick and Stillwater.

November 23, 1996

A significant sleet and ice storm moved over the southeastern two-thirds of the state. Up to 3 inches of snow (or sleet) were reported along with the widespread occurrence of up to one-and-one-half inches of freezing rain.

November 24, 2003

Kenton reported the lowest temperature since February 25th with a frigid 7-degree temperature.

November 24, 1987

Heavy rainfall caused the Neosho River to overflow its banks, flooding several Miami area homes.

November 25, 2007

Beaver’s low temperature was 9 degrees.

November 25, 1988

Ardmore reported baseball-sized hail, and hail covered the ground in sections of Murray and Johnston counties. The strong thunderstorms were a result of a cold front moving through the state after several days of 70-degree weather.

November 26-30, 2001

Oklahoma got its first real look at winter the week after Thanksgiving when a snowstorm struck southwestern and south central portions of the state, eventually extending through the central and northeastern portions as well. A band of heavy snow, including accumulations exceeding 6 inches, extended from around Frederick (Tillman) to Stroud (Lincoln). Frederick reported 12.50 inches of snow while Sedan (Kiowa) reported 9.5 inches, Chickasha (Grady) reported 8 inches, Lawton (Comanche) measured 7.5 inches, and Colony (Washita) reported 7.3 inches. Farther to the northeast, Norman (Cleveland) noted 6.9 inches and Stroud measured 7 inches of snow. Slick roads from the snow and some areas of freezing rain east of the snow band led to 5 traffic fatalities.

November 26, 1983

Lightning set fire to an apartment complex, causing $10,000 damage.

November 27, 2005

A powerful surface low pressure system brought strong winds of over 60 miles per hour and low dew point temperatures, kicking up dust that reduced visibilities and increased the fire risk throughout an already parched Oklahoma. Power lines downed by the winds sparked grass fires that consumed more than 50 homes and killed one person.

November 27, 2002

The morning of the 27th was the coldest of the autumn season across most of the state. Fort Supply’s observation of 7 degrees on that date was the minimum value observed in Oklahoma. The 27th also brought a freeze to those stations in southern Oklahoma that hadn’t yet observed one.

November 29, 1996

In far northwestern Oklahoma, 10 inches of snow covered the ground at May, with Boise City reporting 6 inches and Cherokee noting 5 inches.

November 30, 2006

There were heavy rains, sleet, freezing rain, and snow over most of the state. Southeastern Oklahoma received mainly rain, over 6 inches of rain fell in east central parts, and northeast and northwest portions had mostly snow (with up to 15 inches of snow in Bartlesville). Blizzard warnings were issued for parts of north-central and northeastern Oklahoma, where snow drifted to more than 3 feet high.

November 30, 2005

Due to drought conditions, especially in southern and southeastern Oklahoma, the fire danger risk was especially high when systems with strong winds entered the state. During an especially dry and windy period, a woman was killed while trying to keep a wildfire from reaching her home.

November 30, 1998

Thunderstorms spawned a small tornado near Cushing.