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8:48 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Heat Record Shattered

Tulsa, OK – Temperature records broken in Okla. City, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Temperature records have been broken in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

According to the National Weather Service, the high on Wednesday reached 107 degrees at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. That's two degrees warmer than the previous record of 105 degrees set in 1986.

The daytime high in Tulsa also reached 107 degrees on Wednesday, breaking the previous record of 106 degrees in 1936.

The hottest temperatures were recorded in western Oklahoma, where daytime highs reached 110 degrees in Gage and Lawton.

A heat advisory remains in effect for western, central and southern Oklahoma until Thursday night. An excessive heat warning is in effect until late Saturday for 24 counties in the eastern part of the state.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.