Time and Weather
Oklahoma City is located in the CDT (Central Daylight Time) time zone, UTC/GMT -5 hours. The sunrise is at 07:39 and the sunset at 18:50 for the moment of the mid-October 2018. The length of the day is 11 hours 11 minutes. Greenwich, UK is 6 hours ahead of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City is located in the area with the humid subtropical climate which is characterized with the hot, humid summers, and quite mild winters with occasional snowfall. The region is also the area with the severe droughts and frequent rainfalls that lead to floods.
Winds coming from the south and south-southeast of the region are helping in tempering the hot weather during summers. However, winds coming from the northern part of the state affect winter temperatures, making the climate even more intense. Moreover, the severe ice storms and the snowstorms are quite a regular phenomenon for Oklahoma.
The average temperature ranges vary from 4.0 °C or 39.2 °F in January to 28.3 °C or 83.0 °F in July. The lowest temperature was recorded on February 12, 1899, when the temperature fell to −27 °C or −17 °F. Meanwhile, the highest temperature was filed on August 11, 1936, and August 3, 2012, when the temperature reached 45 °C or 113 °F. Notably, the temperature reaches 38 °C or 100 °F approximately 10.4 days a year and 32 °C or 90 °F 70 days a year.
The level of the precipitation reaches 91.2 centimeters or 35.9 inches annually, 21.8 centimeter of which is snowfall. However, the rainfall level has once reached a mark of 495 millimeters or 19.48 inches in May 2015, which is regarded as the wettest month since the record keeping began in 1890.
The season from March through June is vulnerable to extreme weather. As Oklahoma City is located in Tornado Alley, the area of the United States which is prone to the tornado, the occurrence of tornadoes, as well as the hailstorms and derechoes, is typical in that region. Tornadoes are the most often during the autumn, especially October. Approximately 150 tornadoes were striking the city since 1890. For instance, on May 3, 1999, the part of the town was severely damaged by the one. The tornado speed was recorded to be 318 mph or 510 kilometers per hour, which is highest wind speeds ever recorded. Another tornado hit the city on May 20, 2013, when the parts of Oklahoma, Newcastle, and Moore were damaged. That tornado had reportedly killed 23 people.