Oklahoma City, OK Climate


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Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cold winters. The city experiences warm weather throughout the year, but the late spring and summer months tend to be the hottest. In July, temperatures can reach up to 95°F while in January, temperatures average around 37°F. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, with April being the wettest month and October being the driest. During late spring and early summer, Oklahoma City can experience severe thunderstorms due to its location in Tornado Alley.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Oklahoma City averages 6 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 231 sunny days per year in Oklahoma City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oklahoma City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 27
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oklahoma City is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oklahoma.

5.8 Summer - 6.6 Winter
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Oklahoma City, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateOklahoma City, OklahomaUnited States
  35.6 in.38.1 in.
  5.8 in.27.8 in.
  79.1 days106.2 days
  231 days205 days
  92.9°85.8°
  27.1°21.7°
  7.37
  5.14.3
  1197 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Oklahoma City with an average high temperature of 92.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oklahoma City are May, October and September.
In Oklahoma City, there are 65.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oklahoma City with an average of 27.1°. This is warmer than most places in Oklahoma.
In Oklahoma City, there are 72.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Oklahoma.
In Oklahoma City, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Oklahoma.
The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Oklahoma City during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Oklahoma City.
June is the wettest month in Oklahoma City with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 35.6 inches in Oklahoma City means that it is drier than most places in Oklahoma.
May is the rainiest month in Oklahoma City with 9.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.9 rainy days. There are 79.1 rainy days annually in Oklahoma City, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 5.8 inches in Oklahoma City means that it is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma. January is the snowiest month in Oklahoma City with 2.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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I have lived in this state for 6 months. There are a couple of things to bear in mind when it comes to OK. If you are moving from a state that has been destroyed by  More

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We moved here after living in Oregon our whole lives. Been here for 6 months and live in a middle class neighborhood. If I'm out front of the house someone was always  More

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