Tulsa, Oklahoma 

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Climate in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 227 sunny days per year in Tulsa. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tulsa gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 78 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 26
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 6 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tulsa is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.

7.2 / 10
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Tulsa, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tulsa, OklahomaUnited States
  42.0 in.38.1 in.
  5.6 in.27.8 in.
  78.2 days106.2 days
  227 days205 days
  93.0°85.8°
  26.0°21.7°
  7.27
  4.94.3
  722 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.


August is the hottest month for Tulsa with an average high temperature of 93.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oklahoma. In Tulsa, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tulsa are May, October and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tulsa with an average of 26.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.


In Tulsa, there are 65.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.


In Tulsa, there are 79.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.


In Tulsa, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.


May is the wettest month in Tulsa with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 31% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.0 inches in Tulsa means that it is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma.


May is the rainiest month in Tulsa with 9.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 78.2 rainy days annually in Tulsa, which is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 5.6 inches in Tulsa means that it is about average compared to other places in Oklahoma. January is the snowiest month in Tulsa with 1.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Tulsa    93 Reviews
    Tulsa nice place - 6/29/2020
    My wife and I have lived in the Tulsa area for nearly 18 years and it's not as bad as people say it is. There are some cities I've lived in that are worse than here such... Read More

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    Lived In Tulsa For 27 years & Still Love It! - 2/27/2020
    I moved to Tulsa, OK in 93 from Miami, FL after Hurricane Andrew. I have lived in a few large cities before and on both east & west US coasts. Tulsa has been good... Read More

    Tulsa time isn't worth it - 9/20/2019
    I moved here on a job transfer, hoping that I found a city that offered affordable housing and a overall lower cost of living on life. I soon found out that I traded my... Read More


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