Daily Historical Weather for February 9
Fresh on the heels of a record-setting blizzard that occurred from January 31st to February 1st of the same year, another significant winter storm affected the Southern Plains on this date in 2011. Snowfall totals reached a foot or more over north-central and northeast Oklahoma, with widespread totals of 4 to 8 inches over at least the northern two-thirds of the state. Spavinaw, in far northeast Oklahoma, recorded an all-time greatest 24-hr snowfall total for the state of Oklahoma when they recorded 27 inches. Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City managed almost 6 inches of snow. Farther south, across the Red River Valley and northern Texas, snow totals of 1 to 4 inches were seen.
The lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in Oklahoma City occurred on February 9th, 1960. The sea level pressure dropped to an incredibly low 28.81 inches of mercury. Winds of 60 to 70 mph accompanied the deep low pressure center, causing widespread damage across much of Oklahoma, and northern and western Texas. Blowing dust reduced visibilities to near zero in western Oklahoma.