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Record Maximum 83 F GOOD 2014
Record Minimum 8 F KENT 2001
Record Rainfall 2.71" IDAB 2016

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Frozen giblets

 
https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20221121/nov26-30-temp-outlook.png

The Ticker is officially off for the rest of the week. Wait for it...

YEAH, THE TICKER IS OFFICIALLY "OFF" ALL THE TIME!

You can't hurt me if I tell the joke first. But hey, there's nothing wrong with 
being a little off...some of the world's smartest people are a little off...then
there's me. 

Wanted to drop a Tick to Tock about the end of our winter blast we started with 11
days ago. Yeah, November 10...I wuz there! You can see from our graph of statewide
avg highs (red) vs. the long-term smoothed average (black) that this is the most
serious below-normal period we've seen in the state since...well, we haven't seen
anything like this in the state since probably Feb. 2021 (green)!

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20221121/2021-22-statewide-avg-temps.png 

Sure, we've had periods that were colder, but for the extent and magnitude, it's
been almost 2 years. Warmer than normal? That's easy...our entire summer was
well above normal, and it stretched back into May and into October. 

However, it does appear we'll have a near-to-above-normal stretch of weather
to complete Thanksgiving week, as well as to end the month. 

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20221121/nws-norman-7day-temps.png 

Thanksgiving itself? Near-normal with a chance of some light rain across eastern
Oklahoma. 

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20221121/thur-rain-forecast.gif 

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20221121/thanksgiving-lows.png

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20221121/thanksgiving-highs.png 

The forecast models are acting the fool with this storm system for later this 
week, so be sure to keep turkey-abreast (see what I did there?) for any 
possible travel impacts. All in all, though, the weather looks fairly boring
to the extent of accurate forecasts, and even beyond (inaccurately). Boring 
can be good if you're traveling, but not so great if you're in drought. 

Or doubt. 

Have a happy AND SAFE Thanksgiving!

Gary McManus
State Climatologist
Oklahoma Mesonet
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
gmcmanus@mesonet.org