Summer of 2004--Record Rainfall for Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

From the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Fort Worth, Texas.....



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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
110 PM CDT SAT AUG 28 2004

...WETTEST SUMMERS ON RECORD FOR THE DFW AIRPORT...

AS OF 1253 PM...THE DFW AIRPORT HAS HAD 2.26 INCHES OF RAINFALL
SINCE MIDNIGHT.

THIS BRINGS THE SUMMER 2004 RAINFALL TOTAL TO 18.89 INCHES... MAKING THIS THE WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE WETTEST SUMMERS(JUNE/JULY/AUGUST).

1. 2004 18.89 INCHES(THRU 28/1253 PM)
2. 1928 17.95 INCHES
3. 1915 17.51 INCHES
4. 1973 17.02 INCHES
5. 1962 16.52 INCHES

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It has been a wet and "cool" summer here in DFW in 2004. Most areas have experienced anywhere from 16 to 20 inches of rainfall during this three month period, with the official measuring station located at DFW Airport recording 18.89 inches of rain.

It will also be interesting to see how the temperature averages for this summer compare with previous summers. I would "predict" that this summer of 2004 could be one of the top ten "coolest" summers on record.
We have only experienced one day with a temperature at or exceeding 100'F. We usually average 16 100'F days during the course of an average summer.

Now, what kind of Fall chasing season will we have??? Stay tuned for that one.

Tom in Ft. Worth :D
 
Go figure; the summer that I am NOT in Fort Worth is the most temperate one. But that's ok, because it has been pleasant in Norman as well
 
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