Oklahoma Summer Temperatures Declining For A Century

Maximum June/July temperatures in Oklahoma have declined about one degree over the past century, with five of the ten coolest summers occurring since CO2 hit 350 PPM in 1988. Oklahoma’s hottest June/July occurred 80 years ago.

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7 Responses to Oklahoma Summer Temperatures Declining For A Century

  1. Steve Case says:

    So where do you get your data? I go to Climate at a Glance
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/
    And I generate the same [Max Temp, 2-Month, (June) July, 1910-2014, Oklahoma] graph except that 2011 is shown to be hotter than 1934.
    Is there a website where ordinary folks like me can down load the data that you’ve graphed out?

  2. tom0mason says:

    Oklahoma? – Oh, What A Freezin’ Cold Morning

    There’s a dull, bluish haze on the meadow.
    There’s a dull, bluish haze on the meadow.
    The corn’s not as high as a dalmation’s eye
    And it looks like it’s swooning at the overcast sky.

    Oh, what a freezin’ cold Mornin’
    Oh, what a freezin’ cold day.
    I’ve got a horrible feelin’
    Nothing is goin’ my way.

    All the cattle are frozen’ like statues
    All the cattle are frozen’ like statues
    They don’t turn their heads as they see me ride by
    But a little brown mav’rick has ice in her eye!

    Oh, what a freezin’ cold Mornin’
    Oh, what a freezin’ cold day.
    I’ve got a horrible feelin’
    Nothing is goin’ my way.

    Apologes to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and all their fans.

  3. wwlee4411 says:

    Reblogged this on wwlee4411 and commented:
    It can’t do that. The temperatures are getting warmer; or at least that’s we’re being TOLD!

  4. wyoskeptic says:

    Au contraire, at least by Climate Central Standards … link
    http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-heat-is-on/

    By the way, did anyone notice that Jane Lubchenco, NOAA adminstrator from 2009-2013 is on the founding board for Climate Central?

    http://www.climatecentral.org/what-we-do/people#founding-board

    And on the board of EDF (Environmental Defense Fund)

    http://www.edf.org/people/board-of-trustees

    Any further questions why NOAA data is screwy?

  5. The summer of 1963, I moved to Tulsa, OK in late June. We had many days that summer hotter than 100F beginning not later than the first days of July.

    The summer of 1965, I worked as a geophone placement technician for an oil exploration crew in Oklahoma and we roamed the state quite widely. We had many days that summer over 100F.

    The summer of 1966, I worked as a roustabout in a Red River oil field just south of the Red River. There were many days over 100F there and in Oklahoma, to which I returned on many weekends.

    The summer of 1967, I worked as a roustabout on a pipeline that went from Tulsa to Liberal, KS in SE Kansas. Again we had many days over 100F that summer.

    Each of the summers of 1966 and 1967, I came home to Tulsa from Brown University where the temperature was usually in the 70s and started working in the field at temperatures above 95F most days. One of those summers the temperature was above 100F for 5 weeks straight, hitting or exceeding 105F on many days. Those highs do not seem to even be reflected in the raw NCDC temperature data you are plotting. Perhaps I was just the character out of the comic strip who always had the cloud over his head, except in my case it was an unusually bright sun. But, even as I experienced very hot days roaming central and western Oklahoma, my family in the Tulsa area was experiencing pretty much the same high temperatures. One day earlier this week, the high for the day was 75F in Tulsa, which was unheard of in the 1963 -1967 period.

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