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DFW’s Driest 3-Year Period Since Mid-1980s

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As we wrap up 2013, we end with below average rainfall, AGAIN!

This will be the fourth year in a row where rainfall has been below average.

Annual Rainfall

Average yearly rainfall for DFW is 36.14″. 

Here’s a look at rainfall the past 5 years:

2013 – 29.40″

2012 – 31.26

2011 – 25.88″

2010 – 31.70″

2009 – 40.89″

The three-year period of 2011 thru 2013 is the driest 3 year period since 1986 thru 1988.  Over the past 3 years we are behind on rainfall by nearly 22 inches.

Three Year Deficit

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