The Oklahoma Weather Timeline provides a decade-by-decade listing of interesting or disastrous events that have occurred in Oklahoma's weather history.
Time Line 1970-1979
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.