Well, here’s a record that doesn’t get broken very often. A very deep storm system moving through the plains this afternoon caused the surface pressure to fall to a record level in Okarche.
Between 4 and 5 P.M… the surface pressure touched 29.19 inches of mercury several times. This breaks the old record of 29.21 inches set on November 27, 2005.
** Edit – http://www.okweatherwatch.com/wx/barometer.JPG – for a look at the record pressure drop associated with the first deep system of the fall/winter.
Thunderstorms returned to the state during the afternoon and evening of the 10th. I observed very intense lightning for several hours in Kingfisher and Canadian Counties. The image posted here was of a strike about 300 yards away in a field near the Kingfisher Airport.
Despite the numerous storms around the area… the drought continues in Okarche. We only received 0.07 of an inch of precipitation which brings our yearly total to 22.49 inches. Normal to date is 31.40 inches (8.91 inches below). There is little chance of rain during the next week.
Between 1 and 2 P.M. this afternoon, the temperature in Okarche reached 90 degrees. Not only has the record high been topped, but this is the first time since October 2, 2007 that the temperature has reached 90 degrees in October.
For today… the previous record high was 84 degrees set in 2007.