Damon Lane thinks Oklahoma weather is doing Oklahoma things…

Oklahoma is a place of weather extremes and dysfunction, so I guess you can say we’ve had a typical-atypical start to the spring weather season.

So far, the theme of Spring has been “Inconsistency.” We’ve dodged terrifying severe weather, but day-to-day temperatures and weather conditions have been rolling up and down like a yoyo – one day it will be cold and snowy, while the next will be hot and smokey. It seems to change daily, with the only constant factor being strong, blustery wind. It’s like Mother Nature is scrolling through Oklahoma weather patterns on Netflix and can’t decide what she wants to watch.

Damon Lane, Chief Weatherman for KOCO, has a name for this unusual weather pattern. He calls it “Oklahoma Things.” Well, at least that’s what he calls it on Facebook. Check out this screenshot from April that an Ogle Mole sent to us.

Or this one from April…

Or this one from April…

Or this one from April…

Or this one from April…

Or this one from April…

As a guy who’s written 4,000+ articles about Oklahoma news and culture, I know it can be challenging to come up with new crazy words to describe the same old things. It’s so easy and tempting to lazily regurgitate the old ones that worked.

That being said, Damon Lane needs to find new ways to describe Oklahoma weather outside of “Most Oklahoma Thing Ever.” He could try something like “Make up your mind, Oklahoma weather” or “WTF Oklahoma Weather” or “It looks like Oklahoma Weather is mixing coke and sleeping pills again.” Save the “Oklahoma Thing” for rare occasions, or for when a Minnesota Thing happens…