Humid is one word to describe Oklahoma City. The area is considered a temperate humid subtropical climate, causing the weather to vary on a daily basis all year. In the summer it is consistently hot and humid, but frequently a south-southeast wind blows in to ease the heat. The area sees rain (around 35 inches a year) and a moderate amount of snow. The coldest month, January, averages highs in the upper 40’s and lows in the 20’s. July and August see temperatures in the 90’s, with plenty of humidity, and lows in the 70’s.
March through August is considered the severe weather season for Oklahoma City, with mid-Spring being the worst. Severe thunderstorms, lightning and high winds may signal a coming tornado. Tornadoes have occurred in the region in every month of the year, so much so that Oklahoma City is considered one of the most tornado-prone cities in the United States. Preparing for a tornado is the safest course of action and those living in Oklahoma apartments should be diligent about finding a safe place in their home (the bathroom is best) or gaining access to the lowest point in the building (preferably a basement).