"64 Oklahoma Weather Records Broken Or Tied In July 2012, Says NCDC"

"OKLAHOMA CITY -- More than 64 temperature records were broken in Oklahoma during a scorching July, and additional ones fell across the state Wednesday on the first day of August, according to the National Climatic Data Center."

"The National Weather Service reported that Guthrie, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, registered 114 degrees to break the statewide record of 113 degrees, set at Meeker in 1896 and tied in Ralston last year.

Weather officials said it would be Thursday before other temperatures were officially recorded.

Records began falling early in the afternoon before leveling off."

Ken Miller reports for the Associated Press August 2, 2012.


"Searing Heat in the Heartland: Oklahoma’S Hottest Day Ever?" (Capital Weather Gang/Washington Post)

"Neither Side Budges at Climate Hearing" (Palm Springs Desert Sun)

Source: AP, 08/03/2012