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Record Breaking Summer

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News.
August 23, 2011

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Oklahoma is gearing up to break yet another heat record after its capitol city shattered a 31-year-old record earlier this week.

The National Weather Service says 2011 will likely be declared the hottest summer on record beating out an average of 85.9 set in 1934 and 1980.

Meteorologist John Pike says above normal heat and below normal rainfall will likely continue for the next three months with no real relief until maybe September.

“Maybe by the end start to get some cool fronts coming through, but there’s really nothing to bring the cold air down. It’s just been trapped under high pressure.”

On Monday, Oklahoma City recorded its 51st day at or above 100 degrees breaking the 50 days in 1980.

The State of Oklahoma also made history with the hottest July on record at an average of nearly 90 degrees.

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