Jan.-April Okla. temperatures warmest on record
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Climatological Survey reports that the average daily temperature from January through April is the warmest on record in the state.
The four month stretch includes the warmest March ever recorded in Oklahoma in records that date to 1895.
Associate state Climatologist Gary McManus says the average daily temperature for the four months was 52.3 degrees — 5.5 degrees above normal — to break the previous record of 51.4 degrees set from January through April 1986.
The record comes after the summer of 2011 broke state and national records for heat.
July 2011 was the hottest month ever recorded in the United States while the summer was the state's hottest ever while Grandfield in southwest Oklahoma set a state record by reaching at least 100 degrees for 101 days.
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