FOX23 Severe Weather Team breaks down Valentine’s Day extremes in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa is no stranger to extreme weather on Valentine’s Day. Temperatures have ranged from as cold as -10 degrees in 1905 to 80 degrees 5 years later in 1910.

More recently, Tulsa experienced its coldest high temperature for the holiday of just 12 degrees. That happened two years ago in 2021 on what was also Tulsa’s snowiest Valentine’s Day with 4.2″ recorded.

Only 10 years have reported measurable snowfall on this day since records began.

Tulsa’s wettest Valentine’s Day was in 1951 when 1.01″ of rainfall was reported. In 1992, you needed to really hold onto your sweetheart. That was our windiest Valentine’s Day when a gust to 45 mph was reported.

A typical Valentine’s Day will see a temperature ranging from near freezing in the morning to a high in the mid-50s with 0.05″ of rainfall (or liquid equivalent of precipitation) for Tulsa. This year will be much warmer, wetter, and windier than average. In fact, we may set a new record for strongest wind gust for the holiday as a strong storm system blows into the region.