OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Temperature records for June are being set across Oklahoma with 22 new record highs during the month and 13 others being tied.
Associate state climatologist Gary McManus said Thursday that it's too early to say that the summer heat will approach the record-setting heat of last year. But he acknowledged there is growing concern. McManus said the combination of the heat and a lack of rain since April has led to the extreme temperatures.
The National Climatic Data Center reported Thursday that the highest record temperature — 111 degrees — was recorded in the Woodward County town of Mutual on Wednesday. That broke the record 108 degrees set for June 27 in 1936.