Location & Climate
Altus is located in the heart of Oklahoma’s Great Plains Country, in the southwestern portion of the State. With a back drop of the Quartz Mountains to the north and surrounded by rich, irrigated farm land, it lies 139 miles southwest of the state capital, Oklahoma City, and approximately 50 miles south of Interstate 40 and 50 miles west of Interstate 44. Access is provided North and South by U.S. Highway 283 and Oklahoma State Highway 44; East and West by U.S. Highway 62.
The City of Altus is a sunny and warm community nestled in Southwest Oklahoma. On the average you can expect 246 days of beautiful sunny weather each year.
During the summer months, temperatures are typically in the upper 80’s with July and August having quite a few 90 degree days. Our winters are somewhat mild with average temperatures ranging from lows in the 20’s to highs in the 60’s with a few colder days mixed in from time to time.
The average rainfall is approximately 29 inches per year with May usually being the wettest month. Snowfall for Altus averages about 4 inches per year.
Southwest Oklahoma is known for its abundance in wind and Altus is no different. Although statistics report that wind speeds in Altus are somewhat higher than the national average, winds in Altus are generally calmer than those to the North and East of the city.
Due to its location within the interior of the United States, Altus has a relatively low rate of humidity that is quite comparable to the national average. This low humidity makes the warm summers and cooler temperatures of winter feel much more bearable.