Good Afternoon Everyone-

What a cold start to the day!  Locally we saw temperatures below zero, with many records broken, but we were not nearly as cold as parts of Oklahoma this morning.  A new state record low was set, -28 degrees, in Bartlesville, OK!!!  The old record for the state of Oklahoma was -25 degrees set back in 1930.  While that is extremely cold, a mesonet site unofficially recorded -31 degrees, and if that verifies(which may take weeks to check the thermometer), that will be the new state record low.  Either way, that is COLD!!!

Here are a few other records set across the state of Oklahoma:

LOCATION      LOW TEMPERATURE   PERIOD OF RECORD   PREVIOUS RECORD
 
PONCA CITY         -25*              1948           -12   1/19/1984
FREEDOM            -22*              1948           -17  12/23/1989
HELENA             -21*              1906           -15  12/23/1989
WAYNOKA            -21*              1938           -15   1/19/1943
TALOGA             -21**             1900           -21   1/04/1947
BILLINGS           -19*              1959           -15   1/08/1988
BLACKWELL          -19*              1954           -12  12/22/1954
STILLWATER 2 W     -20*              1893           -18   2/04/1996***
 
 
NEWKIRK    1 NW    -19               1898            ALL-TIME LOW -22
JEFFERSON          -20               1894            ALL-TIME LOW -23
WATONGA            -13               1902            ALL-TIME LOW -15
HENNESSEY  4 ESE   -16               1895            ALL-TIME LOW -17
CHANDLER            -7               1901            ALL-TIME LOW -20