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Daily Historical Weather for June 1

A severe storm damaging wind event affected many areas across Oklahoma on this day in 2007. A complex of severe storms moved into the state from southwest Kansas and combined with a line of storms already stretched across northern Oklahoma. The two storm complexes created a large and powerful bow echo that moved east and produced extensive wind damage in Enid. Fifty-foot pine trees were uprooted, windows at local businesses were blown out, and a radio station lost its roof and radio tower. A total of 100 homes sustained some type of wind damage. Damage estimates were in the $1 million to $2 million range.

Large hail pounded much of Oklahoma on June 1, 1981. The storms produced grapefruit-size hail in Edmond, and some hail fell for as long as 20 minutes. Total damage in the Edmond area was $7 to $10 million, as the hail destroyed the roofs and windows of many homes and totaled many autos. Softball-size hail fell in Kingfisher, Blaine, and Logan Counties, while hail reached baseball-size around Lake Lawtonka, in Comanche County.

Daily Historical Weather for June 2

On June 2, 2004, a severe weather outbreak occurred across western north Texas and the eastern two-thirds of Oklahoma. Across Oklahoma, it was mainly a wind event, with 60 mph or stronger winds measured at Norman, Enid, and Stillwater, where some structural damage was reported. In Texas, thunderstorms produced strong winds that caused major structural damage at the Vernon airport, along with baseball-size hail near Scotland, in Archer County.

The morning low temperature in Oklahoma City on June 2, 1917, was a chilly 46 degrees. That temperature is the coldest temperature ever recorded in the city during the month of June.

On this date back in 1985, large hail and a few weak tornadoes struck parts of western and southwest Oklahoma. Reports included five funnel clouds and three weak tornadoes. Hail up to baseball-size pelted the Thomas area, in Custer County, and the area just west of Gotebo, in Kiowa County.

Daily Historical Weather for June 3

Damaging hail affected much of north-central Oklahoma on the afternoon and evening of June 3, 1993. Extremely large hail fell on Enid, where some stones were up to six inches in diameter. The huge hail fell through the roofs of some houses. The Enid School District lost 200 windows and 60 skylights, and 34 of their buses were significantly damaged. Hail that fell on Covington and Blackwell was not quite as large, but still destroyed more than 1,000 windows in Blackwell alone. The communities of Stillwater, Beggs, and Bristow reported hail up to softball-size. Damage to the area wheat crop amounted to $70 million.

Daily Historical Weather for June 4

This day back in 1973 began with a tornado just south of Marietta around midnight. During the day, additional tornadoes developed south of Ponca City, northeast of Yukon, on the west side of Norman, east of Barnsdall, southeast of Meeker, and near Stratford. It ended much like it began, with a brief tornado in the Ardmore area around 11:30 PM. Only minor damage was reported from the various storms.

Daily Historical Weather for June 5

Two different, but significant, weather records were set in Wichita Falls on June 5th. In 1928, the temperature dropped to 50 degrees, which is the lowest temperature ever recorded in June. The greatest calendar day rainfall ever recorded in June, 5.36 inches, fell on June 5, 1985.

On this date in 1991, severe thunderstorms dumped 5 to 7 inches of rain in less than five hours over parts of Osage County. The hardest hit area was between Pawhuska and Shidler. Highway 60, west of Pawhuska, was closed and a few people were forced to evacuate their homes in Pawhuska.

Daily Historical Weather for June 6

An isolated severe thunderstorm over western Oklahoma produced a tornado on June 6, 1994. The tornado developed just north-northwest of Foss, then moved slowly south. As it crossed Interstate-40, it overturned four cars and four tractor-trailers, slightly injuring two motorists.

Daily Historical Weather for June 7

Large hail pounded parts of north Texas on June 7, 1993. Hail was larger than baseballs west of Kamay, and slightly larger than golf balls in Burkburnett.

Daily Historical Weather for June 8

During the very hot and very dry days of early June 2011, a weak cold front and dry line entered western portions of Oklahoma. On June 8th, 2011, severe thunderstorms developed in the very hot environment which resulted in widespread damaging wind gusts and even some large hail. The strongest and most persistent winds were seen just north and west of Altus, where winds measured 77 mph. The same front and additional outflow boundaries helped produced thunderstorms the following day across northwest Oklahoma, again, producing damaging wind gusts.

A strong tornado struck the communities of Drumright and Olive on June 8, 1974, killing 13 people. The tornado developed just southwest of Drumright, then moved across the town, killing 12 people and damaging or destroying more than 100 homes. The storm killed another person when it reached Olive. Approximately 20 tornadoes struck central and eastern Oklahoma that day, including one that touched down near the National Weather Service Forecast Office, which at that time, was located at Will Rogers World Airport. This particular tornado injured 14 people, and damaged up to 700 homes as it passed across southwest parts of Oklahoma City.

On this afternoon back in 1918, Oklahomans who were in the right place at the right time were treated to a rare spectacle, a total eclipse of the sun. The narrow path of totality extended roughly from near Alva, to Enid, to Henryetta, to Poteau, with Oklahoma City and Tulsa being near the south and north edges of the path. Totality lasted about a minute in Oklahoma. Oklahomans who do not want to travel very far to see one, will have to wait until April 8, 2024, when is the next time totality will pass over southeast Oklahoma.

Daily Historical Weather for June 9

On the afternoon and early evening of June 9, 2004, several brief and weak tornadoes developed across central Oklahoma. The tornadic supercells developed in an environment which was nearly tropical, associated with heavy rainfall and very little lightning. The tornadoes touched down across central and north-central Lincoln County, as well as in southeast Oklahoma County near Stanley Draper Lake. No significant damage was reported.

For four days in 1955, April-like temperatures persisted in Wichita Falls. Morning low temperatures each day from June 9th through 12th fell into the lower to mid 50s, as much as 20 degrees below normal. These temperatures of 56, 51, 52, and 55 degrees respectively, remain records for their dates

Daily Historical Weather for June 10

Severe thunderstorms struck much of western north Texas on June 10, 1986. The Wichita Falls area was hardest hit, as winds greater than 80 mph combined with one-inch diameter hail and caused extensive damage in the city. Torrential rain, up to nearly 5 inches in some places, caused both Holliday and McGrath Creeks to flood.

A tornado touched down in rural areas near Hammon, Oklahoma on this date in 1967. A woman and four children were killed on a farmstead several miles east of Hammon. The storm was accompanied by hail 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Total damage from the tornado and the hail was over a quarter million dollars. The tornado was one of at least a dozen that occurred across western and central Oklahoma that day.

Daily Historical Weather for June 11

On the late evening of June 11, 2004, a heat burst occurred over Wichita Falls, which produced a brief, but sudden, severe wind gust. Sheppard Air Force Base measured the gust at 64 mph.

Hail and tornado frequency tends to decrease in June over Oklahoma and western north Texas, while flash flooding often becomes more frequent. This was the case on June 11, 1986, as thunderstorms dumped very heavy rain across western Oklahoma. Rainfall amounts of seven to 10 inches occurred over much of Roger Mills and Custer counties in just one evening. The resulting floods affected many homes and businesses, and washed out a bridge near Arapaho.

Daily Historical Weather for June 12

On this date in 1942, the second deadliest tornado to strike the Oklahoma City area occurred on the southwest side of town, killing 35 people. The Oklahoma City area has been struck by tornadoes more than 120 times since 1890.

Daily Historical Weather for June 13

Severe thunderstorms, some producing tornadoes, raked across central and northern sections of Oklahoma on this day back in 1998. Most of the tornadic activity was confined to Canadian and Oklahoma counties. The strongest tornadoes, which produced F2 damage, occurred during the late afternoon and early evening hours . Most notable, was the F2 tornado that tore through the northern portions of the Oklahoma City metro area, including the Frontier City amusement park. This tornado produced property damage in excess of $1 million. The tornadoes this day in 1998 resulted in 21 injuries, but thankfully, no deaths.

A tornado caused extensive damage in Stillwater on June 13, 1975. The storm developed on the northwest side of town and moved southeast across the campus of Oklahoma State University. Extensive damage occurred on campus and downtown. The storm destroyed 20 mobile homes, and carried several large appliances, such as refrigerators and freezers, more than one-half mile.

Daily Historical Weather for June 14

"Between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on this date in 2011, a wet downburst affected areas in and around Norman and southeast Oklahoma City. Intense rainfall was accompanied by hail up to golf-ball size and winds that were measured at over 80 mph. Damage was reported over much of the city of Norman, with the most extensive damage over the northern and northeast parts. Almost 33,000 residents were without power, some still without power over 24 hours later, due to the numerous power poles and lines that were snapped or blown down.

Daily Historical Weather for June 15

Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain and high winds to much of the western two-thirds of Oklahoma on June 15, 1968. Winds gusting more than 70 mph dislodged a home from its foundation in Lawton, while winds stronger than 100 mph did extensive damage in Chickasha. The exact wind speed in Chickasha was not determined, because the wind gauge could only measure winds up to 100 mph. Torrential rain amounted to seven inches in just a few hours near Loyal.

Daily Historical Weather for June 16

Scattered severe thunderstorms over the eastern Texas panhandle and moved into southwest Oklahoma on this date back in 2011. Hail over two inches in diameter was reported in and around Altus, as well as wind gusts that exceeded 70 mph. In fact, severe wind gusts were reported in and around Altus for around 45 minutes.

A short, but intense, heat wave in Wichita Falls reached its peak on June 16, 1924. The maximum temperature that day was 111 degrees. This followed a high of 110 on the previous day, and was followed by 108 degrees the next two days.

Daily Historical Weather for June 17

On this date in 1987, thunderstorms with high winds struck much of Oklahoma. Twenty-two mobile homes were heavily damaged at Geronimo, in Comanche County.

Daily Historical Weather for June 18

Severe thunderstorms brought very large hail to parts of central and north-central Oklahoma on June 18, 1992. Baseball-size hail fell near Yale, Kingfisher, Cashion, and El Reno, damaging roofs, windows, and automobiles. The storms also produced four weak, short-lived, tornadoes.

On June 18, in 1973, a tornado struck the town of Frederick, in Tillman County. It struck a nursing home, injuring 58, and damaged or destroyed 200 homes.

Daily Historical Weather for June 19

Of all the dangerous aspects of thunderstorms, lightning kills more people than tornadoes each year in the United States. Golf courses are a common site of lightning related injuries and deaths. This was the case on June 19, 1994, when lightning struck and killed two golfers, and injured another, at a golf course just north of Union City, in Canadian County.

Daily Historical Weather for June 20

On this date in 2011, scattered severe thunderstorms developed along a dry line that had pushed through southwest Oklahoma, while more widespread severe storms developed along a cold front over northern Oklahoma. Several storms produced golf-ball size hail and wind gusts as high as 70 mph. The hardest hit areas were around Medford and Lamont in northern Oklahoma, and down around Duncan and Walters in southern Oklahoma.

On this date, in 1935, a tornado occurred near Apperson, in Osage County. The tornado formed one mile northwest of town and moved southeast through town. On the tornado's 75-yard wide, two and a half mile long path, it destroyed eight homes and struck a herd of cattle, killing 186 animals. Property damage was estimated at $25,000 in 1935 dollars. One hour later, another tornado formed near Fairfax, again in Osage County, and struck the Burbank Oil Field and injured five people.

Daily Historical Weather for June 21

Severe thunderstorms brought high winds and large hail to western and central Oklahoma on June 21, 1979. Winds gusted to 80 mph near Buffalo, and baseball-size hail pounded Weatherford and Colony. Winds exceeded 100 mph in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, taking down power lines throughout the city. On the same date in the previous year, severe thunderstorms struck northern and central Oklahoma during the late morning and early afternoon. The Anadarko area was hardest hit, as golf ball size hail covered the ground. The hail combined with winds of at least 70 mph to cause extensive damage to the Caddo County town. A small tornado formed near Calumet, turned over a stock tank full of water, and carried it for almost a mile.

Daily Historical Weather for June 22

It was a rainy day across western north Texas on June 22, 2004, as an inch and a half of rain fell over Wichita Falls. By the end of the day, 1.54 inches of rain was measured at Sheppard Air Force Base, breaking the record rainfall for this date, which was previously set back in 1975.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in June in Oklahoma City was 107 degrees, which occurred on June 22, 1936.

Daily Historical Weather for June 23

High winds caused destruction over much of central and western Oklahoma on June 23, 1976. Winds from thunderstorms caused extensive damage to roofs, signs, and awnings. A steel tower near Weatherford toppled in the winds, while a man was injured when the winds blew him off a 30-foot high oil storage tank.

A record low temperature for Wichita Falls was set on June 23, 2004. The temperature at Sheppard Air Force Base fell to 60 degrees, which broke a 14 year-old record by 2 degrees.

Daily Historical Weather for June 24

From June 24th through July 5th, 1980, Wichita Falls set record high temperatures each day. Those records have yet to be exceeded. On 11 consecutive days during this period, the temperature rose to at least 110 degrees. Readings exceeded 113 degrees on seven days. During the entire summer, the temperature rose above 100 degrees on 79 days, which is also a record. Heat waves and drought often occur together, and 1980 was no exception. June 1980, with only 0.26 inches of rain, was the driest June since 1933, and the combination of June and July 1980 was the driest June-July period ever recorded in the city.

Daily Historical Weather for June 25

Large hail and high winds accompanied severe thunderstorms across parts of north-central and southwest Oklahoma on June 25, 1961. Baseball-size hail fell in Lacey, in Kingfisher County, and hail up to the size of golf balls drifted into knee-deep piles in other places. Besides the hail, strong winds gusted to more than 70 mph, and some areas received up to five inches of rain in a short time. According to one report, the wind-driven hail tore the hides off cattle.

Daily Historical Weather for June 26

Two days of severe thunderstorms battered much of western north Texas on June 26th and 27th, 1983. On the 26th, winds stronger than 60 mph toppled a wall in a historic building in Vernon. The next day, 85 mph winds blew through Chillicothe, while a tornado passed just north of the town. The winds also blew down two miles of power lines near Odell, and destroyed a drive-in movie theater in Seymour.

Daily Historical Weather for June 27

One of the hottest days in Oklahoma and western north Texas history occurred on June 27, 1994. Southwest Oklahoma and western north Texas experienced extremely hot conditions that afternoon. The Oklahoma Mesonet site at Tipton, in Tillman County, recorded 120 degrees, tying the all-time record for the state. Quanah, in Hardeman County, Texas, reached 119 degrees. Alva, in Woods County, originally set the Oklahoma record high on July 18, 1936, and the record has now been tied six times.

Daily Historical Weather for June 28

The heat wave during the summer of 1980 was a memorable one across the Southern Plains. Over western north Texas, the heat reached its peak on June 28th, when the temperature at Wichita Falls reached 117 degrees. This is the highest temperature ever recorded in Wichita Falls, breaking the previous record of 116, set just the day before.

Daily Historical Weather for June 29

On this date back in 1962, flooding in Wichita Falls resulted in a quarter-million dollar loss in city equipment, man hours, and other city property. The official rainfall total at Sheppard Air Force Base was only 1.64 inches, but other reported rainfall totals included 2.60 inches in downtown Wichita Falls, and over 5 inches at Charlie, in northern Clay County. An estimated 300 cars were stranded temporarily on highway 287 near Jolly, when sections of the highway were flooded by over two feet of water.

Daily Historical Weather for June 30

June 2011 was a very warm and dry month across Oklahoma and Texas, just one in a long streak of months that led to extreme drought conditions. The month of June 2011 was the warmest June on record at Wichita Falls and the 3rd driest. Wichita Falls also saw the greatest number of days with high temperatures of at least 100 degrees in June, with that number being 28. At Oklahoma City, it was the 2nd warmest June and a record was set for the greatest number of days in the month of June with a high temperature of at least 90 degrees, all 30 days.

The wettest month in the history of Oklahoma City was June of 1989. June deluges have helped place four Junes into the top five wettest months in the city's history. In June 1989, Oklahoma City recorded 14.66 inches of rain. Several other cities across the state also had record rainfall that month, including Clinton with 13.46 inches, Anadarko with 10.98 inches, Waurika with 10.77 inches, and Ada with 9.47 inches. A vast majority of the rain fell in a two-week period at the beginning of the month. On five separate days, the rainfall exceeded one inch, reaching a maximum of 4.56 inches on the 13th. Oklahoma City went on to have the wettest summer on record, months June through August, with a total more than 22 inches of rain.

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