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.
1971 February 21-22: Blizzard in northwest Oklahoma. Buffalo receives 36 inches of snow, state record for storm-total snowfall.
1971: Driest March of century, statewide-averaged precipitation of 0.38 inch.
1973: Wettest March of century, statewide-averaged precipitation of 7.46 inches.
1973 May 24: Tornado at Union City is the first intercepted and photographed by "chase team" deployed for that purpose.
1973 October 11: 15.68 inches of rain at Enid, state record daily and 24 hour rainfall (fell in 13 hours). 12 inches fell in 3hours. Flash-flooding killed 9.
1974: Coolest September of century, statewide-averaged temperature of 65.4 degrees.
1974 June 8: F4 tornado kills 14 in Drumright.
1975 February: 6 tornadoes, record for month.
1977 August 27-28: 12 inches of rain fell near Cache, 7.7 inches in 6 hours.
1978: Dr. Amos Eddy designated Oklahoma State Climatologist, the first non-federal employee to hold that position.