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Record Maximum 111 F FREE 2011
Record Minimum 52 F FORA 2014
Record Rainfall 3.28" KENT 2017

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Sept-ly?

 
https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/thursday-highs.png 

Just like my hair follicles, I'm officially off today, but I had to Tock to you
about our brush with early fall coming this week (and much of next week). Early
EARLY fall...like 2nd week of September stuff. Highs in the 80s, lows in the
60s. Yeah, I know what you're saying: "Gary, you are so awesome!" You're darned
right I am, but you're also probably saying "When do we have highs in the 80s 
in the second week of September?" Well, it happens...thus, Jul-tember. The fun
actually starts on Wednesday with a nice cold front, and that mild-for-July 
weather should last well into next week. 

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/nws-norman-7day-temps.png

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/july20-24-outlooks.png

I'll say it again...the longer you can spend below normal (temperatures...not
intelligence, ask me sometime) in July, the better your summer will be. Just like
the longer you can spend ABOVE normal in January, the better your winter will be.
There will also be a chance of rain here and there, so be sure to be here or
there, but not there or here. 

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/5day-rain-forecast.png 

The rain looks to amp up a bit over the weekend, when you add on those other 
2 days. 

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/7day-rain-forecast.png

Those lows though!

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/thursday-lows.png

https://ticker.mesonet.org/archive/20240715/friday-lows.png 

Forecasting weather in the summer can be more confounding than four Okies at a
4-way stop trying to figure out who goes first, but this looks like a sure thing.

And yeah, JUST GO ALREADY!

Gary McManus
State Climatologist
Oklahoma Mesonet 
Oklahoma Climate Survey
gmcmanus@ou.edu