Record-Setting Temperatures Continue In Green Country

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 10:23 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa set another temperature record Sunday morning, experiencing the warmest morning lows two days in a row. News On 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot said the record was blown out by a large margin.

"The previous record was 55 set back in 1997. We have so far only dropped to 64 degrees," Faurot said.

"The record high for this date should be safe though as we expect to stay just below 80 this afternoon due to mostly cloudy skies lingering for much of the day."

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On Saturday afternoon, Tulsa tied a record high temperature for the day. This just a short time after setting all time low temperature records earlier this month.

The only down side to the warm temperatures is that they combine with strong south to southwest winds, creating a very high fire danger. The Green Country humidity will help somewhat; however, "for the extreme western counties, it will likely be even warmer and drier posing an even greater risk from wildfires," Faurot said.

2/11/2011 Related Story: Record-Setting Low Temperatures Across Northern Oklahoma

Enjoy the warmth while it lasts. A cold front scheduled to arrive overnight should bring a 30 degree drop on Monday along with a brisk north wind and a chance for morning showers.

"Yet another potentially wet system may pose a threat to the weekend and early that following week along with cooler conditions - so, winter is not over yet," Faurot said.