Heat Wave Info From The NWS

Monthly/Daily Climate Records and Normals for Oklahoma City, OK

Heat Wave and Summer Temperature Data
for Oklahoma City, OK

How does the summer of 2011 compare to other years with hot summers such as 1934, 1936, 1943, 1954, 1980, 2000, and 2006 for Oklahoma City? Please review the data tables below. Heat wave information for Wichita Falls, TX is available here.

Oklahoma City Summer Temperature and Precipitation Records

Hottest Summers
(June-July-August)
All-time Highest Temperatures
for Oklahoma City, OK
Rank Year Avg Temp Rank Temperature Date
1 (tie) 1980 85.9 1 113 August 11, 1936
1934 85.9 2 112 August 10, 1936
3 1936 85.4 3 (tie) 110 August 6, 2011
4 1998 84.7 110 August 5, 2011
5 1943 84.2 110 July 9, 2011
6 1954 83.7 110 July 6, 1996
7 1918 83.2 110 August 2, 1980
8 1937 83.0 110 August 12, 1936
9 1952 82.5 9 (tie) 109 August 3, 2011
10 1925 82.3 109 August 2, 2011
109 July 29, 1986
109 August 9, 1936
109 July 19, 1936
Number of Consecutive Days ≥ 110 Degrees (Top 10 Streaks) Number of Days ≥ 110 Degrees in a Calendar Year (Top 10 Years)
Rank Dates Number Rank Year Number
1 August 10-21, 1936 3 1 (tie) 2011
(thru 8/24/2011)
3
2 August 5-6, 2011 2 1936 3
3 July 9, 2011 1 3 (tie) 1996 1
4 July 6, 1996 1 1980 1
5 July 2, 1980 1
Number of Consecutive Days ≥ 105 Degrees (Top 10 Streaks) Number of Days ≥ 105 Degrees in a Calendar Year (Top 10 Years)
Rank Dates Number Rank Year Number
1 July 31-August 6, 2011 7 1 2011
(thru 8/24/2011)
18
2 August 8-13, 1936 6 2 1980 17
3 July 17-21, 2006 5 3 1998 14
4 July 29-August 2, 1980 5 4 1936 12
5 September 1-4, 2000 4 5 2006 9
6 July 23-26, 1998 4 6 1947 8
7 July 4-7, 1996 4 7 1964 7
8 July 27-30, 1986 4 8 1978 6
9 July 16-19, 1980 4 9 1954 6
10 August 14-17, 1956 4 10 2000* 5
Number of Consecutive Days ≥ 100 Degrees (Top 10 Streaks) Number of Days ≥ 100 Degrees in a Calendar Year (Top 10 Years)
Rank Dates Number Rank Year Number
1 August 4-25, 1936 22 1 2011
(thru 8/24/2011)
53
2 July 1-19, 1966 19 2 1980 50
3 August 19-September 4, 2000 17  3 1934 45
4 (tie) July 18-August 2, 1998 16 4 1936 43
August 3-18, 1956 16 5 1954 41
6 (tie) July 7-20, 1980 14 6 1998 40
August 1-14, 1937 14 7 2006 38
8 June 29-July 10, 2011 13 8 1978 35
9 (tie) July 26-August 6, 2011 12 9 2000 32
July 30-August 10, 2006 12 10 (tie) 1943 28
1918 28
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