What A Rain. We’ll Miss It.
A downpour teamed with 40mph+ winds went over large swaths of the Metroplex this morning. You can see how concentrated the amounts were in and just east of the 35 split:
For the DFW Airport this isthe biggest single-day rain this year and the biggest since Jan. 25, 2012 (so the biggest one-day rain in over two years). We are now the wettest month this year (August is typically the driest). We are still 7.60″ of rain short for the year:
This mornings rain ends a streak of below-normal rainfall months. Just yesterday we were 228 days into the year and at the 7th driest start on record (since 1899). What a difference a day makes; 24hours later we are 26th on that same list. It took the 7th biggest one-day August rain in the last 90 years to make that happen:
Here are some of the larger totals from around the area including our Weather Watchers:
The system that help trigger the rain has now drifted over to our southeast counties. I(t’ll take another day before it dissipates out:
This means we have storm chances again tomorrow, especially south and southeast of the Metroplex:
Then it looks very dry. We might get all the way to the middle of next week before rain chances show up again for north Texas. Expect some very hot days between and then. Today was such a nice break from the heat; highs stayed under 90° across the metro area. It’ll take might big rain for that to happen again. That are waiting until mid-September or so: