Summer Climate Outlook

This summer is already hot. Now it's not abnormal for us to already be seeing triple digits. Technically summer doesn't start until June 21.

Wichita Falls saw the fifth hottest May on record. Lawton comes in at the number one hottest record for the city. The heat is not going anywhere anytime soon. There will be a brief break from the upper 90s this weekend, but the overall summer pattern looks hot and dry.

Climate data indicates temperatures will be above average across the majority of the United States for the summer months of June, July, and August. Some climate data is optimistic in showing rainfall totals will be about average for us. However. June is a key month for rainfall in Texoma and we look to be below average with increasing drought.

While most of Wichita County is not in a drought now. That will likely change this summer. Drought will continue for areas in the desert southwest. Hurricane season may bring above average rainfall to the eastern United States.

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