weather report 05/23/2023

Historical May 23 2023:

“The largest hailstone ever recorded in Oklahoma fell on this date in 2011. The hailstone, six inches in diameter, fell 2 miles north of Gotebo. Damaging hail with a diameter of 2 to 3 inches was also seen farther east and north toward Carnegie, western parts of Oklahoma City, and Kingfisher.

The record for the hottest May temperature ever recorded in Wichita Falls came on two consecutive days, May 23rd and 24th back in the year 2000. The temperature rose to 110 degrees on both days.

One of the costliest Oklahoma City hail storms in history pummeled the city on May 23, 1968. Hail the size of baseballs fell over much of the city, resulting in more than 40,000 insurance claims over the 90,000 square mile path of the storm. The final cost was more than $20 million. The parent thunderstorm also caused flash flooding, that left two to four feet of water in some underpasses, and a lightning strike that started a fire which killed two people.”

via https://www.weather.gov/oun/wxhistory