Oklahoma weather timeline - 1910-1919

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The Oklahoma Weather Timeline provides a decade-by-decade listing of interesting or disastrous events that have occurred in Oklahoma's weather history. For more detailed daily summaries (since 2003) please view the Oklahoma monthly climate summaries.


Timeline 1910-1919

1910 Driest October of century: statewide-averaged precipitation of 0.14 inch, since tied.

1910 Driest year of century: statewide-averaged precipitation of 18.95 inches.

1910: Ending of the driest consecutive years of century (1909-1910): 23.02 inches/year.

1911 November 11-12: "Blue Norther" lowers temperatures as much as 69 degrees in 18 hours (50 to 65 degrees in 2 to 3 hours. Oklahoma City record temperatures on November 11(max=83, min=17) both are from 1911, as is the record low for November 12 (14 degrees).

1911-1912: Heavy snow in December, January, and March give Beaver a state record for seasonal snowfall: 87.3 inches.

1914 March 18 and 24: Violent sandstorms in western Oklahoma.

1914 May 1-5: Floods on Canadian River from rains in New Mexico – flow along the entire Oklahoma length went from nil to overflow overnight. Flooding was also reported along the North Canadian and the Cimarron.

1914 December 24,25: Severe snowstorm across central and southern Oklahoma.

1914: Ending of driest 6 consecutive years of century (1909-1914): statewide-averaged precipitation of 27.12 inches.

1915 Coldest March of century: statewide-averaged temperature of 39.2 degrees.

1915 June 3-18: Flood on North Canadian inundated low-lying districts of southern and eastern Oklahoma City.

1915 September 14,15: 9.55 inches of rain in central Osage County, significant flooding in Pawhuska.

1915 Coolest August of century: statewide-averaged temperature of 73.9 degrees.

1916 January: Fort Gibson records 13.08 inches of precipitation. Neosho, Verdigris, and Arkansas rivers all flood. Widespread sleet and snow occurred late in the month.

1916 June: Heavy rains in northwestern Oklahoma on the 4th and 5th lead to extensive flooding on the North Canadian, especially, beginning on the 13th, in Oklahoma City where 6 to 10 feet of water cover Wheeler Park (behind the levee).

1917 January 4: F3 Vireton tornado (13 NE of McAlester) kills 16 students in the Choctaw Boarding School.

1917 June 1: F4 Coalgate tornado kills 14.

1917: End of driest 8 consecutive years of century (1910-1917): statewide-averaged precipitation of 29.09 inches per year.

1918 September: End of nearly continuous 10-year drought that began in 1909.

1918 December: 30 inches of snow at Hurley (near Boise City). A severe snow and sleet storm swept the state late in the month.

1918: End of driest 10 consecutive years of century (1909-1918): statewide-averaged precipitation of 29.34 inches per year.

1919 November 27-29: Sleet/freezing rain across state with ice accumulations greater than 1 inch in many localities.