After the hottest weather of the summer on July 27, unseasonably mild conditions close out July 2014.
Maximum temperatures reached 102 at Ardmore and Sherman, 101 at Durant and 98 in Ada on the 27th, but such heat is now off of Texoma’s weather table for a while.
Northwesterly steering flow aloft will bring a rainmaker (trough) southward across Texoma as we wind down July. There’s potential for heavy rainfall especially across the northern and eastern reaches of the News 12 viewing area (continued below map).
The outlook into the first week of August shows warm to hot conditions, but most likely it will be average heat or perhaps a bit below average as the trough to our east will keep the mild air moving our way with northerly steering flow to continue.
Checking the records, the last “cool” summer we had was in 2004, so it's about time!
Weather Authority/News 12