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McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

Joint Munitions Command

1 C Tree Road, ACS Building 31, McAlester, OK 74501

In McAlester, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, very cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 94°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 101°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 7 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 94°F and low of 73°F. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 26 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 32°F and high of 51°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from March 29 to September 18, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on June 2. The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 18 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on January 16.

McAlester, OK

Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in McAlester, OK is 7% lower than the Oklahoma average and 18% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of McAlester, OK, the city’s goods and services are 9% lower than the OK average and 11% lower than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is located near the town of McAlester in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.   The area has several parks to enjoy, including Robbers Cave State Park, Chadick Park, Central Bark Dog Park, and McAlester Arboretum. The Arboretum features 25 acres of some of the most unique trees and plants in the country, including one of the largest collections of named cultivars of Oaks and Redbuds west of the Mississippi River. McAlester also has several sports facilities such as the Great Balls of Fire – Family Entertainment Center and Speedline Entertainment.  There are also several shopping areas, restaurants, and movie theaters to enjoy.


Some points of interest include Krebs Heritage Museum, Cinema 69, Urban Wineworks, Fat Mary’s Lounge and Cabaret, and Whispering Meadows Vineyards & Winery.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Oak Tree