Wintertime Temperature Facts

Quick Cold Weather Temperature Facts For

Oklahoma City, OK and Wichita Falls, TX.

Oklahoma City, OK (Records back to 1891):

  • Average First Freeze : ~November 4. The first fall freeze of 2010 occurred on November 5th when the low temprature reached 32o.
  • Average Last Freeze : ~March 30th. The last spring freeze of 2010 was on March 22nd (27o).
  • Earliest First Freeze : October 7, 1952 (32o).
  • Earliest Last Freeze : February 21, 1905 (26o).
  • Latest First Freeze : December 8, 1998 (30o).
  • Latest Last Freeze : May 3, 1954 (32o).
  • Earliest High Temperature of ≤32o  : November 2nd 1911 (31o).
  • Latest High Temperature of ≤32o: March 30th 1926 (28o)
  • Most Consecutive Days With a High Temperature of ≤32o : 13 (December 18th - 30th, 1983). The most recent streak was 5 consecutive days from January 13th - 17th, 2007 (9th longest streak).
  • Most ≤32o High Temperatures in a Calendar Year : 32 (1978)
  • Fewest ≤32o High Temperatures in a Calendar Year : 0 (1931)
  • Coldest Temperature on Record :   -17o (February 12, 1899).
  • Coldest High Temperature on Record :   2o (February 12, 1905 & January 11, 1918).
  • The Last Time the Temperature was Below Zero:   February 10, 2011 (-5o). Prior to this morning, the last time the temperature fell below freezing was on February 4, 1996 (-3o).
  • Average Temperature for the Coldest Climatological Winter (December thru February) :  31.3o (1978 - 1979)
  • Average Temperature for the Warmest Climatological Winter (December thru February) :  45.3o (1991 - 1992)

Wichita Falls, TX (Records back to 1923):

  • Average First Freeze : ~November 11. The first fall freeze of 2010 occurred on November 18th (31o). The temperature reached 33o three times prior to the first freeze (November 5, 6, and 14).
  • Average Last Freeze : ~March 25th. The last spring freeze of 2010 was on March 22nd (25o).
  • Earliest First Freeze : October 9, 2000 (31o).
  • Earliest Last Freeze : February 26, 2004 (27o).
  • Latest First Freeze : December 20, 1939 (32o).
  • Latest Last Freeze : April 15, 1928 & 1983 (32o).
  • Earliest Occurerence of a High Temperature of ≤32o : November 13th 1976 & 1986 (32o).
  • Latest Occurrence of a High Temperature of ≤32o: March 19th 1965 (25o)
  • Most Consecutive Days With a High Temperature of ≤32o : 11 (December 19th - 29th, 1983). The most recent streak was 4 consecutive days from January 13th - 16th, 2007 (5th longest streak).
  • Most ≤32o High Temperatures in a Calendar Year : 23 (1978)
  • Fewest ≤32o High Temperatures in a Calendar Year : 0 (the latest occurrence was in 1992, where the coldest high temperature was 34o)
  • Coldest Temperature on Record :   -12o (January 4, 1947).
  • Coldest High Temperature on Record :   11o (December 24, 1983, December 22, 1989, December 22, 1990).
  • The Last Time the Temperature was Below Zero:   December 23, 1989 (-7o).
  • Average Temperature for the Coldest Climatological Winter (December thru February) :  35.8o (1977 - 1978)
  •     - Average High Temperature During That Time Frame :  47.1o
  • Average Temperature for the Warmest Climatological Winter (December thru February) :  49.8o (1931 - 1932)
  •     - Average High Temperature During That Time Frame :  60.3o

For information regarding snowfall extremes, you can click here to go to our Snowfall Records Page.

For information on the highlights from last winter's significant events, you can click here (Crippling late January 2010 ice/snow storm), or here (Christmas Eve 2009 Blizzard).

For the most up-to-date weather information and forecasts for the winter season, you can click here to go to the National Weather Service Norman, OK Homepage.



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