Temperatures breaking records
BY ALTHEA PETERSON World Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
9/13/11 at 2:44 AM
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Brace yourself: You might be in for another month filled with weather records in Tulsa.
However, these records might be a relief, unlike August's high temperature records that saw the thermometer reach as high as 113 degrees.
Tulsa has set or tied three daily low temperature records this month, said Joe Sellers, Tulsa National Weather Service meteorologist. The lows were in the upper 40s to lower 50s last week.
"We just had an unseasonably cool air mass, a Canadian air mass, which settled over the area," Sellers said.
The cold front moved in Sept. 2, Sellers said, resulting in daily highs in the 80s for the area. However, temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s again Tuesday before cooling off again.
"This is our climatological season for transition, so it's pretty much following a typical pattern," Sellers said.
Tulsa has not recorded any measurable rainfall this month, which may change this week, with chances of showers and thunderstorms forecast throughout the week, Sellers said.
Tulsa weather records
August and September (temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit):
110: Tied record high for an Aug. 1, set in 1923
112: Record high for an Aug. 2, previously 108 set in 1980
113: Record high for an Aug. 3, previously 110 set in 1923
112: Record high for an Aug. 5, previously 110 set in 1964
109: Tied record high for an Aug. 6, set in 1956
108: Record high for an Aug. 24, previously 107 set in 1936
51: Tied record low for a Sept. 9, set in 1943
49: Record low for a Sept. 7, previously 50 set in 1918
48: Record low for a Sept. 6, previously 52 set in 1974
Source: National Weather Service
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Taking advantage of cooler weather during a Drillers game on Labor Day are Chris and Jill Dakin with their children, 5-year-old twins Liam and Owen Dakin, and daughter Georgia Arneson, 4. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World