It’s Impossible To Forget The Year Oklahoma Saw Its Single Largest Snowfall Ever

The Oklahoma record for the most snowfall in a twenty-four-hour period was set in the city of Spavinaw on February 9, 2011. Increasingly chilly temperatures and the introduction of wintry weather sent 27 inches down on the town. The entire state also experienced record snowfall that year, and 2011 has come to be known as the third snowiest year in the entire state with the month of February ranking as the number one year for Oklahoma’s largest snowfall. Do you remember this epic storm?

Do you remember this epic winter storm that turned out to be Oklahoma’s largest snowfall? Be sure to share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! For more amazing Oklahoma snow pictures, click here.

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Oklahoma's largest snowfall

November 09, 2021

What is winter in Oklahoma like?

If you’re planning to visit Oklahoma during the wintertime, you can expect about three months of cold weather, lasting from approximately November 25th to February 2nd. By far, the coldest month of the year in Oklahoma is January, which sees an average low temperature of 31 degrees F and an average high temperature of 50 degrees F. Of course, much of this depends on where in the state you happen to be living or traveling. Northern Oklahoma experiences much harsher winters than the southern part of the state. Overall, winter is fairly mild, and temperatures rarely plummet below 10 degrees F. Spring is actually the most dangerous season in Oklahoma, as the state experiences the most tornadoes per unit area of any other destination in the world!

What are the best winter attractions in Oklahoma?

One of the best parts about exploring Oklahoma during the winter is that you can look forward to relatively fewer crowds. Some of the best winter attractions in the Sooner State include Black Mesa State Park in Kenton, Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Quartz Mountain Nature Park in Lone Wolf, Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton, the Arcadia Round Barn in Acadia, the State Capital in Oklahoma City, Turner Falls in Davis, Charon Gardens Wilderness Area in Indiahoma, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Indiahoma, and Wintersmith Park in Ada. Learn more about these winter-friendly destinations in Oklahoma.

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