NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Weather-wise it was a record setting day in North Texas.
Widespread rain, totaling between three and five inches, fell in North Texas with isolated higher amounts in some locations, especially west of Fort Worth.
Flash flooding has come to an end as of midday, but longer-term river and creek flooding will remain throughout the day.
The Trinity River in Dallas is expected to crest 7-feet above flood stage late Wednesday, creating significant flooding nearby.
There will also be some residual street flooding as water slowly recedes now that the heavy rain has come to an end.
The good news is that lake levels have improved in the past 24 hours with all the run-off. Several lakes and reservoirs have gone up 1-2 feet since Tuesday!
Check out some of the lake improvements since the start of the year:
Several rainfall records were set Wednesday at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as well.
• 3.53” of rain since midnight is a new daily rainfall record for today, beating 1.28” in 1973
• 4.26” of rain in the past 24 hours is the all-time 24-hour rainfall record for the month of January beating 3.15” in 1998
• 6.03” of rain for the month makes this January the 2nd wettest January on record & the wettest January since 2007
• 10.38” of rain since December 1st makes this the 10th wettest winter (Dec-Feb) on record
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