What Are the Warmest Cities in Oklahoma?

What Are the Warmest Cities in Oklahoma?

In this article I’m going to share with you my ranking of the warmest places in Oklahoma.

I created my list by researching data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other climate data providers.

Below I’m listing the top 10 warmest places in Oklahoma that have the highest average yearly temperatures. Later in the article I share a table with 50 most populous cities in Oklahoma.

Top 10 Warmest Cities in Oklahoma

Warmest Oklahoma Cities

Here are the top 10 warmest places in Oklahoma ranked by their daily mean temperature. The cities I researched for this article have at least 5,000 inhabitants. For the top 10, all cities featured in the ranking are small. Most are located in the southern part of the state, with no cities in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

For the top five cities I also give average winter and summer temperatures.

1. Hugo – daily mean temperature of 63.3 °F

Based on NOAA’s weather data, Hugo is the warmest city in Oklahoma. Located in the southeast corner of the state, 12 miles north of the border with Texas and 200 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, Hugo has the highest temperatures in the day as well as at night. If you want warm weather for most of the year, this is your best choice.

In the summer, the average temperature reaches 89-95 °F during the day, with low temperatures dropping to 67-70 °F. Combined with high humidity and even worse during a heat wave, Hugo often experiences extreme heat. In the winter, weather is mild, with 53-58 °F during the day and 31-35 °F at night. Hugo gets 83 days per year with rain, with the highest precipitation in this ranking after Idabel that ranks #8.

Winter temperatures: highs of 53-58 °F, lows of 31-35 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 89-95 °F, lows of 67-70 °F

2. Duncan – daily mean temperature of 63 °F

Duncan is located 81 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Its summer months are hotter by about a degree and its winters are colder by about a degree as well than in Hugo. At 7 inches, Duncan gets most snow in this top10 ranking, though it’s still much less snow than in the coldest city of Oklahoma, Guymon, with 16.5 inches of snow.

Winter temperatures: highs of 52-57 °F, lows of 29-33 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 90-96 °F, lows of 68-71 °F

3. Durant – daily mean temperature of 63 °F

Durant lies 54 miles west of Hugo and 96 miles north of Dallas. It has the same daily mean temperature as Duncan but its climate is more like that found in Hugo. The main difference is slightly cooler nights the entire year and up to 2 degrees higher temperatures in the hottest month. Other than that, both cities have similar weather.

Winter temperatures: highs of 53-57 °F, lows of 31-34 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 91-96 °F, lows of 68-71 °F

4. Poteau – daily mean temperature of 62.65 °F

Poteau is located in the eastern part of the Sooner State, 127 miles southeast of Tulsa and close to the border with Arkansas. It gets some of the highest ever recorded temperatures in Oklahoma. Its average temperatures are like in Duncan or Durant, with slightly higher summer temperatures than in Hugo.

Winter temperatures: highs of 53-57 °F, lows of 29-34 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 90-95 °F, lows of 67-70 °F

5. Ardmore – daily mean temperature of 62.5 °F

Ardmore lies 51 miles northwest of Durant. The main difference between these two cities is that Ardmore gets slightly lower average low temperatures and that Ardmore gets a little less precipitation. Other than that, each city is virtually identical when it comes to the average weather.

Winter temperatures: highs of 53-57 °F, lows of 29-34 °F

Summer temperatures: highs of 91-96 °F, lows of 68-72 °F

6. Altus – daily mean temperature of 62.5 °F

Altus is a city situated in the western part of Oklahoma. Because Altus’s climate borders on a semi-arid climate, it gets more sunny days per year than other cities in this ranking. It features summer days with temperatures that climb on average up to 98 °F in the hottest month of July. Winter nights are up to 3-4 degrees colder than in the warmest cities of the state.

7. Ada – daily mean temperature of 62.5 °F

Ada is located roughly halfway between Oklahoma City and Durant. It has a climate that’s very similar to Durant, with slightly lower average high temperatures throughout the year.

8. Idabel – daily mean temperature of 62.4 °F

Idabel is located in the southeastern corner of Oklahoma. It gets the highest daytime temperatures during the winter in this ranking, with averages of 54-59 °F. Summers are slightly cooler than most cities in this ranking. Idabel gets most rain out of all cities featured on this list, so if you prefer sunny days, you may consider a different place.

9. Pauls Valley – daily mean temperature of 62.25 °F

Pauls Valley lies 58 miles south of Oklahoma City, with average temperatures roughly the same as in Ada.

10. McAlester – daily mean temperature of 62.15 °F

McAlester is located in the eastern part of the state, 91 miles south of Tulsa. It has some of the coolest summers out of the top 10 cities featured on this list, though they’re still very hot at 88-93 °F.

Video Summary of the Warmest Oklahoma Cities

50 Biggest Cities in Oklahoma Ranked by Daily Mean Temperature

Tulsa is not the warmest city in Oklahoma

I created the table below by researching data for the most populous municipalities in Oklahoma. When I couldn’t find data for a given city, I moved on to another. While the list includes 50 cities, some of the bigger cities may be missing because there was no data for them. Please check the closest geographically city then.

CityAverage high temperature (°F)Average low temperature (°F)Daily mean temperature (°F)
Pauls Valley73.55162.25
Oklahoma City71.448.860.1
Midwest City714960
Del City705060
El Reno7247.759.85
Ponca City70.148.359.2
Broken Arrow70.846.358.55
Elk City70.545.558

Check the Warmest Cities in Neighboring States

If you’re interested in learning about the warmest cities in states neighboring Oklahoma, check out the following articles:

Also check my article on the warmest cities in the US in every state.

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