How hot has it been so far this summer? Tulsa heat and temperature has been bad, but not terrible

Posted at 12:45 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 13:46:13-04

We are a little more than half way through summer and it has been hot, but not too hot, if you can believe that. 

So far we have seen only six 100 degree days, far less than some other recent summers.

With 45 days left till summer ends, Meteorologist Jon Haverfield breaks down how this summer has played out so far in the video above.


Here's a little history about triple-digit temperatures in Tulsa.

Between 1981 and 2010, these are the average number of 100-degree days by month each year:

  • JUNE - 0.2
  • JULY - 3.9
  • AUG. - 5.9
  • SEPT. - 0.7

In that 30-year span we averaged 10.8 days each year of 100-degree high temperatures. So get ready people, if history serves, we are in for close to three more days of these high temperatures in July alone. Look out for August.

The worst year for 100-degree days? That would have been 1936, when there were 65 days of blistering temps. Of the 31 days in August of that year, 26 of them were at least 100 degrees.

It was just five years ago, that we had the 6th-most number of days at or above 100 degrees. In 2011, we suffered through 44 days worth. One year later, we had 38 days. And it's gotten better - better, meaning you don't want 100-degree days - since 2012. We've only endured 17 days of triple digit heat in three years.

  • 2013 - 7 days
  • 2014 - 7 days
  • 2015 - 3 days

When can we expect the next 100-degree day? In the very near future.

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