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Record Maximum 108 F HOLL 2011
Record Minimum 45 F BOIS 2019
Record Rainfall 5.37" FAIR 2018

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Are ya ready?

 
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Sorry for the late Ticker, I was waiting with bated breath (I used to have baited
breath then I figured out I was using the wrong end of the toothbrush) for all
the new data to come in. Well, not really. That's just weatherperson-ese for "I
was busy doing something else." But on we Tick, so we can all Tock later. Tons
(no, literally) of moisture have streamed up into the state, setting the dewpoints
into the SOUPS ON range, which combined with our air temperatures have made for
a steamy start to the day--enough so that we have a heat advisory in effect for
much of north central Oklahoma. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/latest.oklahoma.heat.gif

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/current-dewpoints.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/current-temps.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/current-heat-index.png

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That's going to be the setup for the next couple of days, until we see that 
unusually strong cold front--for late June--bust into the state late on Saturday
and bring a real chance for rain. There'll be a few fits and 
starts (that was my band name in college, and also how my car ran) before the 
big rain chances begin on Friday night with a pre-frontal wind shift and then
Saturday as the front arrives and stalls out. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/nws-norman-friday-night.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/nws-tulsa-friday-night.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/nws-amarillo-friday-night.png

After that, the southern conveyor belt of moisture will continue, with lots
of rain chances, and heavy rain at that. We're going to possibly see flooding 
rains for parts of the state, depending on where everything shakes out. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/nws-norman-flooding.png

And for some of us, especially across part of northwestern and then southwest
into central Oklahoma, some good rains are sorely needed. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/growing-season-total.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/growing-season-departure.png
 
These are areas that are seeing drought develop and persist due to the prolonged
deficits. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/20210622_ok_trd.png

We'll also get help on the temperatures, with an extended period of mild weather
just in time for July. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20210624/june28-july3-temp-outlook.gif

While we're mild, however, the Pacific Northwest will be baking in temperatures
they've never recorded before, up in the 110-range for some. My guess is that
Mt. Rainier is going to get pretty crowded considering there aren't a lot of 
air conditioners in that part of the country. 

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Gary McManus
State Climatologist
Oklahoma Mesonet
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
(405) 325-2253
gmcmanus@mesonet.org