Green Country Weather & Climate
Green Country offers a generally pleasant climate with hot summers and somewhat mild winters. Warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico impacts the climate causing relatively high humidity, especially during summer months.
Springtime in Oklahoma is known for rapid changes in temperature as well as frequent rain showers and thunderstorms. But the spring months are mostly characterized by mild temperatures and pleasant weather. Spring brings an abundance of blossoms from native redbuds and dogwoods as well as bountiful wildflowers. This is a great time of year to explore outdoor spaces like the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Keystone Ancient Forest and the many wildlife preserves of Green Country.
Summers are hot and mostly dry with temperatures occasionally exceeding 100 degrees and averaging in the upper 90s from July through early September. Most days are hot and sunny, so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and cool clothing. During hot summer days, Green Country's waters become the star attractions. Go boating or enjoy a sandy swim beach at one of our many lakes. Take a float trip on the scenic Illinois River or splash around in the cool, spring-fed swimming holes, creeks and rivers.
The fall season is long with many pleasant, sunny days and crisp, cool nights. The autumn weather creates conditions that support brilliant fall foliage most years and several scenic drive routes offer glorious vistas along the shores of lakes and through thickly wooded hills. Find a cozy cabin during the fall and enjoy the wonderful weather by day and curl up by a fire in the evenings.
Snow is fairly rare during Green Country winters with only a few light snowfalls each year that tend to melt quickly. But ice storms are possible and can cause travel issues, so stay weather aware. Sunny winter days can be quite mild and pleasant and offer good opportunities to get outdoors without the heat and bugs of summer. And the bare trees of winter create good bird watching opportunities, especially for the bald eagles that make their home in Green Country during the winter months.