Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oklahoma sets all-time record low

A pocket of bitterly cold air broke several record low temperatures on Thursday morning across Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The coldest air was over northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas.

In fact - the mercury dipped to 28 degrees BELOW ZERO at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, at 7:19 am.

This not only set a new all-time record low for the weather station, but also for the entire state.

Until this morning, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma was 27 degrees below zero - last set in 1930 at Watts, and originally set in the town of Vinta in 1905.

Across the border in Arkansas - a retired NWS observer near Mountain Home recorded a morning low of -20 degrees,

It was -18 in Fayetteville.

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