Oklahoma became a weather battleground state during January. A large upper-level ridge of high pressure entrenched over the western United States battled a deep trough of low pressure to the east for supremacy over the state’s weather.
The annual summaries provide a yearly overview of Oklahoma climate and weather. Annual data summary tables have been made available, along with state-wide graphics, statistics, storm reports, and a summarization of events. These yearly publications...
An Assessment of the Climate Information Needs of Oklahoma Decision Makers, Rachel Riley; Gulf Coast Climate Needs Assessment Survey, Hal Needham; 2012 Hurricane Season Gets off to Early Start, Barry D. Keim
It had been awhile since Oklahoma has seen a month like October. Eleven months, to be exact. Not since September 2011 had Oklahoma seen a month where the statewide average temperature finished on the cold side of normal.
A slide back to true wintry weather, the likes of which had not been seen across Oklahoma since early February 2011, was nt enough to prevent the inevitable. Although the official numbers will not be released by the National Climatic Data Center...
A blistering final week and a return to drought transformed June from a mildly hot month into a scorcher, rekindling memories of the brutal 2011 summer. Temperatures routinely reached triple-digits across Oklahoma during the month's final week.
Eastern Oklahoma saw plenty of rain during October, putting the half to a blossoming flash drought in that part of the state. Unfortunately for drought-plagued western Oklahoma, Mother Nature was not quite so generous.
Droughts--Government policy--Oklahoma.; Drought relief--Oklahoma--Management.; Water conservation--Government policy--Oklahoma.
Reminded of this tragic episode [the Dust Bowl] as effects of the 1996 drought rippled through the state’s economy and society, and recognizing the deficiency of serious drought planning work in Oklahoma, state emergency officials and water...
A Tale of Two Storm Surges: Hurricane Charley versus Hurricane Ike, Steven Beckage; Drought Conditions, Luigi Romolo; Temperature Summary; Precipitation Summary; A Sneak Peak at the 2012 Hurricane Season, Barry D. Keim