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I-44 (sometimes called "Highway I-44") is a major east-west Interstate Highway in the central United States. I-44 extends from Wichita Falls, Texas, on the western edge of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex to St. Louis, Missouri, at Interstate 55 (I-55).
Travelers that take this interstate to its eastern terminus will get a great view of the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
I-44 is one of three interstates built to bypass Oklahoma City, along with I-40 and I-35. Through the city, I-44 is concurrent with Interstate 235 (I-235) and US 77; the route is often signed as "I-44/235" or "I-44/US 77".
While a shorter interstate running at 637 miles in length, I-44 is regionally important as a commercial conduit connecting Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. A significant portion of freight traffic passing through Oklahoma City is carried on I-44.
I-44 road conditions are influenced by a number of potential weather events travelers may encounter along the route. These events could include thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, flooding, and depending on the time of the year, even snow and ice.
Texas experiences a wide range of weather along Interstate I-44. In the northernmost regions, the climate is generally temperate, with hot and humid summers and cool winters. The further south you go, the more the climate shifts towards subtropical, with hot and dry summers and mild winters.
In the winter months, the northern parts of I-44 typically experience temperatures in the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit. Further south, temperatures may reach the high 60s and low 70s. Snow is rare, but can occur in the northern regions, especially during the winter months.
In the summer months temperatures along I-44 can reach upwards of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The further south you travel, the hotter it gets. In the south, temperatures can reach triple digits. Some areas regularly experience temperatures in the 110s.
Rainfall along I-44 is generally consistent throughout the year. The northern regions may receive up to 50 inches of rain annually, while the southern regions may receive up to 30 inches. In the spring and fall months, thunderstorms and hail can be common.
Oklahoma along Interstate I-44 is known for its unpredictable weather. Summers can be hot, with temperatures often reaching into the 90s. During these hot months, it is not uncommon for thunderstorms and tornadoes to occur, so it is important to stay aware of the weather reports. Winters can be mild, but the temperatures can drop quickly when cold fronts move through the area. Snowfall is rare, but the occasional snowstorm can occur. Spring and fall are usually mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s.
The weather in Missouri along Interstate I-44 can vary widely depending on the season and location. In the summer months, the state is prone to hot and humid conditions with temperatures frequently reaching into the 90s. Rainfall is common in the summer months, usually occurring in the form of thunderstorms. Winters can be cold and snowy, with temperatures occasionally dropping below freezing. Spring and fall are generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s.
In the western part of the state along I-44, the weather tends to be drier than in the east. This is due to the influence of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. The eastern part of the state, on the other hand, is more humid due to its proximity to the Mississippi River.
While this region of the country is know for being relatively flat, I-44 passes through a curvy area of rolling hills between Waynesville, MO, and Rolla, MO. And of course, the beautiful Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a site not to be missed!
This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, road conditions, and weather radar for all of US interstate I-44.