Wiley Post Airport (KPWA)
Wiley Post Airport is an airport located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It’s one of two major airports in Oklahoma City, the other of which is the Will Rogers World Airport. Wiley Post was a Native American aviator who was the first pilot to have flown solo around the globe. Both Wiley Post and Will Rogers were killed in the same plane crash in 1935. Wiley Post Airport has been designated by the FAA to be the reliever airport for Will Rogers World Airport.
Weather in Oklahoma City
While technically located in the southern region of the United States, Oklahoma City is towards the northern end of that region, which means that it does experience more change of season and colder winters than other cities within the same area. Temperatures don’t often dip below freezing, however, so winters are milder than in more northern locations.
Oklahoma City Winters
Winter in Oklahoma City is relatively mild compared to other locations, but it can be a windy time of year. Strong winds could mean flight delays or cancellations.
Oklahoma City is right in the middle of the area of the United States known as Tornado Alley. This part of the country is called this because of the higher prevalence of tornadoes. Of all the cities within Tornado Alley, Oklahoma City is one of the most tornado-prone. Over the past century, the city has experienced more than 150 tornadoes, thirteen of which were considered severe.
Oklahoma City’s Tornado Season
Oklahoma City has two tornado seasons. The first is in spring and is the primary tornado season. The second is in the fall and still sees more tornadoes than in winter and fall, but fewer than in spring.