Oklahoma City weather is ever-changing and often severe. Here is information on Oklahoma City weather, including where to find detailed forecasts, preparation for the extremes of the season and tips on storm watches and warnings.
Oklahoma City Weather Information
Oklahoma City's climate is officially categorized as "humid subtropical." This essentially means there's a good variation from the hot summers to the chilly winters with a significant and well-dispersed amount of precipitation throughout the year. OKC is on the far west side of this zone, however, and it could also be said that we experience characteristics of the hotter semi-arid climate of west Texas and New Mexico. See a breakdown of the average temperatures and precipitation
by month in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City Weather Forecasts
To see the most up to date and accurate Oklahoma City weather forecasts, check the following meteorologist sources:
When the weather extremes arrive in Oklahoma City, extensive preparation is often necessary to protect yourself, your home and your property. Here are tips for each season of the year:
Watches and Warnings
When watching the news or viewing weather forecasts online, be aware of the terminology. In general...
- A "watch" means that conditions are right for that weather event and it is possible in your area.
- A "warning" means a weather event is currently occurring or will soon occur in your area and could threaten life and property. Take appropriate safety steps immediately.
See also a complete list and explanation of weather terminology
from the National Weather Service.