Staff Writer Althea Peterson started writing for the Tulsa World in March 2007 after previous stops at the Norman Transcript in 2006 and the Oklahoma Gazette in 2005. She followed her older brother from rural Wisconsin (with a public school that never seemed to call snow days) to the University of Oklahoma, but did not follow his pursuit to study meteorology. However, she tries to find as many opportunities to report on the weather as possible.
Staff Writer Jerry Wofford came to the Tulsa World in 2010 from The Manhattan Mercury in Manhattan, Kan. Originally from western Arkansas and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Jerry has lived in Tornado Alley his entire life and is one of those people who goes outside when the sirens go off.
Tulsa weather milestones of 2013 (as of April 1)Highest temperature: 84 on March 15 (Record: 115 on Aug. 15, 1936)
Lowest temperature: 15 on Jan. 16 (Record: Minus-16 on Jan. 22, 1930)
Hottest month (average): 47.7 degrees in March (Record: 91.7 degrees on July 1980)
Coldest month (average): 40. 5 degrees in January (Record: 21.7 in January 1918)
Most snowfall (day): 3.2 inches on Feb. 20 (Record: 13.2 inches on Feb. 1, 2011)
Most snowfall (month): 3.7 inches in February (Record: 22.5 inches in February 2011)
Most rainfall (day): 1.21 inches on Feb. 25 (Record: 9.27 inches on May 26-27, 1984)
Most rainfall (month): 3.18 inches in February (Record: 18.18 inches on September 1971)
Highest wind speed: 33 mph on Feb. 18 and March 31
Previous day with any rain: March 31
Previous day with 1 inch or more of rain: Feb. 25
Previous day with any snow: March 24
Previous day with freezing temperatures: March 27
Previous day with 100-degree temperatures: Sept. 7, 2012