Oklahoma City Average Temperatures and Precipitation

Average Temperatures and Precipitation
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Everyone seems to know about Oklahoma tornadoes, even to the point that it's almost become an overblown stereotype. But what about Oklahoma City's weather other than spring storms? Here's information on the overall climate as well as average temperatures, precipitation and records in Oklahoma City by month.

Climate

Oklahoma City's climate is officially categorized as "humid subtropical." This essentially means there's a good variation from the hot summers to the chilly winters with a significant and well-dispersed amount of precipitation throughout the year.

OKC is on the far west side of this zone, however, and it could also be said that we experience characteristics of the hotter semi-arid climate of west Texas and New Mexico.

Average Temperatures and Precipitation

The wettest month of the year in Oklahoma City is June while January is typically the driest.  The heat balloons in July and August while the coldest temperatures are seen in January. The following is a list of average temperatures and rainfall totals in Oklahoma City by month. All temperatures are Fahrenheit, and precipitation amounts are measured in inches.  Data comes from National Weather Service numbers since 1890.

  • January
    Average High: 49.7
    Average Low: 28.8
    Average Precipitation: 1.39
    Record High: 83 on January 31, 1911
    Record Low: -11 on January 19, 1892
     
  • February
    Average High: 54.6
    Average Low: 32.8
    Average Precipitation: 1.58
    Record High: 92 on February 22, 1996
    Record Low: -17 on February 12, 1899 (*all-time OKC low)
     
  • March
    Average High: 63.4
    Average Low: 41.0
    Average Precipitation: 3.06
    Record High: 97 on March 19, 1907
    Record Low: 1 on March 11, 1948
     
  • April
    Average High: 72.3
    Average Low: 49.7
    Average Precipitation: 3.07
    Record High: 100 on April 12, 1972 
    Record Low: 20 on April 2, 1936 and April 13, 1957
     
  • May
    Average High: 80.2
    Average Low: 59.6
    Average Precipitation: 4.65
    Record High: 104 on May 30, 1985
    Record Low: 32 on May 3, 1954
     
  • June
    Average High: 88.1
    Average Low: 67.8
    Average Precipitation: 4.93
    Record High: 107 on June 22, 1936
    Record Low: 46 on June 2, 1917
     
  • July
    Average High: 93.9
    Average Low: 72.2
    Average Precipitation: 2.93
    Record High: 110 on July 6, 1996 and July 9, 2011
    Record Low: 53 on July 31, 1971
     
  • August
    Average High: 93.4
    Average Low: 71.3
    Average Precipitation: 3.28
    Record High: 113 on August 3, 2012 and August 11, 1936 (*all-time OKC high)
    Record Low: 49 on August 23, 1891 and August 30, 1915
     
  • September
    Average High: 84.7
    Average Low: 63.2
    Average Precipitation: 4.06
    Record High: 108 on September 2, 2000 and September 3, 2000
    Record Low: 35 on September 26, 1912
     
  • October
    Average High: 73.4
    Average Low: 51.6
    Average Precipitation: 3.71
    Record High: 97 on October 1, 1938 and October 3, 1951
    Record Low: 16 on October 30, 1917 and October 31, 1993 
     
  • November
    Average High: 61.5
    Average Low: 40.0
    Average Precipitation: 1.98
    Record High: 87 on November 8, 1980
    Record Low: 9 on November 17, 1894
     
  • December
    Average High: 50.6
    Average Low: 30.6
    Average Precipitation: 1.88
    Record High: 86 on December 24, 1955
    Record Low: -8 on December 23, 1989