The climate of Oklahoma (United
States of America)
The state of Oklahoma is located centrally in the southern part of the
United States and mainly has a hilly landscape. Several mountains can
be found in the northwestern part of the state; the highest point in
the state is the peak of Black Mesa with an altitude of 1,516 meters.
A large variety in landscapes can be found in the state such as
forests, rocky canyons, grasslands and the characteristic Glass
Mountains. The western part of Oklahoma has a warm continental
climate, the eastern part has a warm maritime climate. the climate
types here are very favorable to tornadoes and thunderstorms. When
warm and cold air collide heavy thunderstorms may form. When this
occurs so called super cells may form, these cells may cause twisters.
On average 54 tornadoes per year can be recorded in Oklahoma. Several
storm research institutes are based in Oklahoma such as the Storm
Prediction Center. Summers in Oklahoma are fairly long (4 months) and
warm. During the warmest months average maximum temperatures are 30-35
degrees Celsius (86-95 degrees Fahrenheit). Heat waves with
temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) may
occur in the entire state. During fall precipitation figures are
slightly higher and the state gets fewer hours of sunshine. Winter
starts at the end of November and is fairly mild. Subzero temperatures
during the day are uncommon. During the night temperatures may drop a
few degrees below freezing point. However, when you travel further to
the northwest the chances of low temperatures and snow increase.
Climate information of places in Oklahoma
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Oklahoma several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Tulsa and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Oklahoma please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Tulsa. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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