Odd Oklahoma Weather Record Set 99 Years Ago Today

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 1:06 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) -- A unique weather record was set in Oklahoma 99 years ago.  Both the highest temperature and the lowest temperature recorded on November 11th were set on November 11th, 1911.

Associate State Climatologist Gary McManus says Oklahoma City reached a record high of 83 degrees during the afternoon before a cold front rolled through. The temperature then plunged 66 degrees to 17 degrees by midnight.

Both records still stand, marking the date as the only date in state history in which the record high and low temperatures were broken on the same day for a single location.

The National Weather Service forecasts Thursday's highs in Oklahoma City in the upper 60s and lows are expected in the mid 50s.

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