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Record Minimum 26 F EVAX 2018
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Fall again!

 
http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/tmin.le32.png 

Winter has done struck. Might not winter again for awhile, despite another cold
front set to arrive tomorrow, but we've definitely rung that bell a bit early 
this year. For some areas, 2-3 weeks early, at least compared to the average 
date of the first fall freeze. For most of the state, that occurs sometime in 
November. Now the earliest fall freeze dates aren't that far away, but some of
those have been reset after this weekend.

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/avg_firstfreeze.1981-2010.png

Oklahoma City had it's 3rd earliest freeze on record, as did Lawton. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/nws-norman-earliest-freeze.png 

Some areas had a hard freeze -- let's call it a scattered hard freeze?? -- while
the northwest had a widespread hard freeze. 

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/hours-below-freezing.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/hours-below-28.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/hours-below-24.png 

Keep in mind this occurred over the last four mornings, so the impacts of "hours
below 28 degrees," for example, will not be as significant as had they 
occurred consecutively. The cumulative hours will have SOME impacts, regardless.
Hopefully some find some relief from allergies. I know I hope to not see 
another mosquito until March (February? April?). 

This next front is more fall front than winter, with temperatures dropping down
into the upper 30s and lower 40s, and highs in the 60s mostly.

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/Wednesday-morning-lows.png

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20191014/wednesday-highs.png 

Winter returns on Monday, possibly, with another strong cold front. Rain 
chances tonight into tomorrow with the front, and again this weekend (of 
course). 

The starting gate is gone, but we're still on the first leg.

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