Fort Sill Army Base
United States Army Field, Artillery School, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade
B4700 Mow-Way Road, Fort Sill, OK 73503-5100
In Lawton, the summers are hot, muggy, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 96°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 104°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 5 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 96°F and low of 73°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 31°F and high of 51°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 22 to September 26, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 3. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 26 to April 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 2.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Lawton, OK is 3% lower than the Oklahoma average and 15% 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 Lawton, OK, the city’s goods and services are 3% lower than the OK average and 6% lower than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
Fort Sill is in Lawton, Oklahoma, approximately 87 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Lawton has several museums and cultural centers, including the Museum of the Great Plains, Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, and the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center. Enjoy walking trails, playgrounds, and duck ponds at Elmer Thomas Park or visit the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center to see fish, turtles, and other animals. Lawton is home to several casinos, such as the Apache Casino and Comanche Nation Casino. There are also several shopping areas, restaurants, and movie theaters in Lawton.
Some other points of interest include The Holy City, Historic Mattie Beal Home, Comanche Nation Waterpark, Lawton Speedway, Global Food Market, and Ragamuffins Indoor Play Center.