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.
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.