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        SUPPLEMENTAL TICKER -- Oklahoma?s All-time Record Low Shattered 

Oklahoma Mesonet personnel have now verified that the Mesonet site at Nowata
reached a low temperature of -31 degrees this morning at 7:40 a.m. That mark
eclipses the previous all-time record low state temperature of -27 degrees, set
at at Vinita (2/13/1905) and Watts (1/18/1930).

The lowest temperatures this morning from the Oklahoma Mesonet:

Nowata -31 degrees
Pryor -28 degrees
Blackwell -27 degrees
Medford -26 degrees
Marshall -25 degrees
Vinita -24 degrees
Cherokee -24 degrees
Lake Carl Blackwell -23 degrees
Inola -23 degrees
Breckinridge -23 degrees
Red Rock -23 degrees

A look at the map:

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20110210/today.TAIR.min.grad.png

The National Weather Service reporting station at Bartlesville also reached a
low temperature of -28 degrees this morning.

At 7:45 a.m., the Oklahoma Mesonet site at Medford recorded a wind chill
temperature of -47 degrees, which tops the previous Mesonet record of -36
degrees from Boise City last week.

Again, in map form:

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20110210/today.TAPP.min.grad.png

Gary McManus
Associate State Climatologist
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
(405) 325-2253


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Oklahoma's record low temperature reached in Bartlesville!

The temperature at the Bartlesville Municipal Airport reached -27 degrees this
morning to tie the all-time lowest recorded temperature in Oklahoma history.
That mark was also reached at Vinita (2/13/1905) and Watts (1/18/1930). In
addition to that reading, the low temperature at the Ponca City airport fell
to -25 degrees.

Those are historic numbers and they will have to be verified, of course, so
consider them "unofficial" for now. In order to "officially" (lots of quotation
marks being bandied about!) become a record, the -27 degrees at Bartlesville
will have to go through a review process led by the "official" keeper of the
numbers, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). That process will be
aided by local (Tulsa) NWS employees and a representative from the Oklahoma
Climatological Survey.

Regardless, this day will go down as one of the coldest in the state's (and
pre-state's) history, ranking with the giants of our past:

2/10/2011 (-27 degrees)
2/13/1905 (-27 degrees)
1/18/1930 (-27 degrees)
1/22/1930 (-26 degrees)
1/19/1984 (-25 degrees)
2/12/1899 (-25 degrees)
1/4/1947 (-24 degrees)

These numbers also shatter the record for lowest temperature ever recorded in
the state for February 10th. The previous low temperature for this date was
-20 degrees set at Kingfisher in 1929.

The lowest readings in Oklahoma history, if those new temperatures verify,
will now look like this:

BARTLESVILLE 2/10/2011 -27
WATTS 1/18/1930 -27
VINITA 2 N 2/13/1905 -27
PAWHUSKA 1/22/1930 -26
VINITA 2 N 1/22/1930 -26
WATTS 1/22/1930 -26
PONCA CITY 2/10/2011 -25
BEAVER 2/12/1899 -25
GATE 1/19/1984 -25
BARTLESVILLE 1/22/1930 -25
MIAMI 1/22/1930 -25
SPAVINAW 1/22/1930 -25
CLEO 2/13/1905 -25
WHITEAGLE 2/13/1905 -25
BOISE CITY 2 E 1/4/1959 -24
WOODWARD 1/4/1947 -24
CLEVELAND 1 1/22/1930 -24
GUTHRIE 1/22/1930 -24
BEAVER 1/4/1959 -23
KENTON 1/4/1959 -23


The Mesonet also got into the act this morning and broke it's all-time record
low reading of -19 degrees, set last week at Kenton, with several stations
dropping to -22 degrees.

1 - Inola -22.0F
2 - Marshall -21.9F
3 - Cherokee -21.9F
4 - Vinita -21.7F
5 - Burbank -21.2F
6 - Red Rock -21.1F
7 - Oilton -20.4F
8 - Breckinridge -20.3F
9 - Bristow -19.1F
10 - Stillwater -18.7F
11 - Seiling -18.1F
12 - Bixby -17.8F
13 - Miami -17.6F
14 - Kingfisher -17.0F
15 - Tahlequah -16.9F

Here you can see the gruesome purple colors for yourself:

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20110210/today.TAIR.min.grad.png

Wind chills also plummeted, with -37 degrees at Cherokee. That breaks the
all-time Mesonet record low wind chill of -36 degrees, set last week at Boise
City.

http://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20110210/today.TAPP.min.grad.png

If we have any further news, I'll update the Ticker later today.

BRR!!!

Gary McManus
Associate State Climatologist
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
(405) 325-2253



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