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Old 04-27-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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The record high temperature in OK was 113, but that was in the 1930s. The hottest I have been in was 110 in the summer of 1980. That was the day I left for cool South Dakota with my Mom to visit her relatives.

This is an interesting roundup of OK weather events:
NWS Norman, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Top 10 Weather Events of the ...
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Tulsa TV said last night we have had the wettest April in history. 9.8 inches old record was something like 9.2 inches......and it was supposed to rain last night.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma is where i want to be!
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The record high temperature in OK was 113, but that was in the 1930s. The hottest I have been in was 110 in the summer of 1980. That was the day I left for cool South Dakota with my Mom to visit her relatives.

This is an interesting roundup of OK weather events:
NWS Norman, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Top 10 Weather Events of the ...
wow intersting site!...that is hot tho..might be hotter then here!
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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The record high temperature in OK was 113, but that was in the 1930s. The hottest I have been in was 110 in the summer of 1980. That was the day I left for cool South Dakota with my Mom to visit her relatives.

This is an interesting roundup of OK weather events:
NWS Norman, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Top 10 Weather Events of the ...
That was really interesting, Peggy.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I remember that Heat Wave of 1980, I was still at Ft Sill. They cancelled alot of our field training exercises and all of the live fires we had planned. With as dry as Ft. Sill got we still ended up do a lot of range fire patrols and fire fighting.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Winter of '83 I was living in Tulsa and it almost NEVER seemed to get above freezing the entire time. And snow was on the ground all winter long. It was brutal!

"Arctic Cold Wave - December 1983. Like the 1980 heat wave, many Oklahomans remember this as one of the most severe bouts of prolonged wind and cold ever. The latter half of the month saw temperatures 20 to 40 degrees below average nearly every day, along with winds that kept wind chills routinely between 0F and -40F. The temperature at Oklahoma City remained below freezing from the evening of the 17th until New Year's Eve - an all-time record of nearly 2 weeks. Temperatures dropped to 0F or colder on 4 days, never rose out of the single digits on 3 days, and never rose above the teens on 7 days."
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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The record high temperature in OK was 113, but that was in the 1930s. The hottest I have been in was 110 in the summer of 1980. That was the day I left for cool South Dakota with my Mom to visit her relatives.

This is an interesting roundup of OK weather events:
NWS Norman, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Top 10 Weather Events of the ...
Ah, so it has never hit 113 degrees in OK since way back in the '30's. It's a relief to know that in recent times it's never gotten above a balmy 110!

Interesting list of weather events. I'm especially fascinated by the Tinker tornadoes. I've read about that in some detail. Apparently it really was the beginning of regular tornado forecasting.

It's also my understanding that it was sheer luck that this event precipitated an interest in tornado forecasting as a serious science, all because of the chance occurrence of two tornadoes in such close proximity a few days apart. After the first tornado, two Air Force meteorologists at the base pored over climatological records, looking for any weather conditions that had always been present in locations hit by tornadoes. On the basis of this, they predicted that Tinker would be hit by a tornado, on the day the second one did hit.

Of course this was sheer luck. Even today, while the weathermen can use doppler to detect the precise location of a tornado once it has formed, they still can't forecast the exact places where they will strike. It was just a matter of luck that a tornado hit Tinker the day these two guys at the base made that prediction, but that stroke of luck called enough attention to the seemingly successful forecast that others soon got interested in tornado forecasting, and a new branch of meteorology was formed. Of course this would have happened eventually anyway, but it was the lucky shot in the dark by those two meteorologists at Tinker that got people to seriously consider the possibility of forecasting tornadoes at the time they did.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma is where i want to be!
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AHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!AHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

big thunderstorms were over us and we were on a tornado warning!!! no tornado but very cool!!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Geez, stuff's breaking out everywhere...

http://www.wfaa.com/weather/myownradar/okc_dfw.gif (broken link)
Kew-ohl, CG's first tornado!! Our little techie's almost a real okie. Just a few more okie tests to go...


We need to clone Synopse so we can have these cool weather posts.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma is where i want to be!
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Kew-ohl, CG's first tornado!! Our little techie's almost a real okie. Just a few more okie tests to go...


We need to clone Synopse so we can have these cool weather posts.
im loving the idea of cloning synopsis!!

CG WELCOME TO OK!!! haha! i wish i was there to see it!!
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