Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oklahoma City's 51 straight days of 100-degree heat breaks 31-year record - 23rd Aug 2011

The residents of Oklahoma City certainly can't complain of having a disappointing summer: for 51 days in a row the temperature has soared above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pushing the mercury to 103 on official temperature gauges yesterday, the unprecedented run of hot weather broke a record that had been set way back in 1980, when the city sweated through 50 days of 100+ temperatures.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ty Judd says the temperature levelled out at 103 degrees (39.5 degrees Celsius) by 4pm yesterday at Will Rogers World Airport, where the temperature for Oklahoma City is officially measured.

And there's little sign that an end to the uncomfortable weather is in sight. Read More