OKLAHOMA CITY —
Through Labor Day, Oklahoma City has recorded less than 10 days of temperatures 100 degrees or above, compared to more than four dozen in 2011 when state and national heat records were broken across the state, and about two dozen in 2012.
Central Oklahoma on average has about 15 days of 100 degree or hotter days annually, according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.
McManus said the outlook for the next few weeks is for below normal rainfall for all but the Panhandle region.
“The rainfall since Aug. 17 or Aug. 18 has pretty much shut off in Oklahoma,” McManus said. “It’s not really a cause for concern. I keep reminding people that this is August and this is summer in Oklahoma, but you know fall is right around the corner.”