Tulsa: Geography and Climate
Located 90 miles northeast of Oklahoma City and surrounded by gentle hills stretching toward the Ozark foothills, Tulsa lies along the Arkansas River at a latitude providing a moderate climate. Winters are generally mild with light snowfall, and the high temperatures of mid- to late-summer are often moderated by low relative humidity and southerly breezes. Tornadoes and windstorms characterize spring and early summer, but sunny days and cool nights prevail throughout the fall. Rainfall is heaviest in the spring.
Area: 186.84 square miles (2000)
Elevation: 700 feet above sea level
Average Temperatures: January, 36.7° F; August, 82.0° F; annual average, 63.0° F
Average Annual Precipitation: 38.77 inches
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