Thermometers in Ardmore hit triple digits for the first time this year Sunday afternoon.
According to, the mercury topped out at 101.2 degrees at 4:32 p.m., which was six degrees short of the 107 record for the date set in 1909. The last 100-degree day in Ardmore was Sept. 7, 2013, when the thermometer peaked at 101.1 degrees.
The high on July 13, 2013, was 97.9 degrees.
A year ago, the first 100-degree day came just three days earlier, when it reached 100.6 degrees on July 10. It was the first of two consecutive 100-degree days, and the only two triple-digit days in a relatively temperate July.
Two years ago, July saw 16 days of 100-degree temperatures, including 14 of the last 15 days of the month. During that stretch, the thermometer topped out at 107.8 and 107.6, respectively, on July 20-21, then the last three days of the month soared to 108.0, 108.3 and 109.8.
The forecast for today calls for temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, before southern Oklahoma gets a surprising mid-July reprieve. Tuesday’s forecast is for a chance of rain, plenty of clouds and a high of 87, and it keeps cooling down from there. Wednesday’s high is forecast for 80 degrees with a good chance of showers, and temperatures on a rainy Thursday are expected to only make it to 77.