FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Five months into 2015 and you don’t need to tell North Texans that we have set some records for our weather this year.
It’s been a wet and dangerously windy season, with 52 tornadoes reported by the DFW National Weather Service area (which includes 46 counties) since the beginning of the year. On average, the same area would see 25 tornadoes a year. In 2014, the area only saw three tornadoes.
We still have awhile before we would break the all-time record of 73 tornadoes in 1994 (based on records dating back to 1950). North Texas also saw more tornadoes in 1971 and 1976, where 63 and 62 tornadoes were reported in those years respectively.
Meanwhile, our area has also reported a huge jump in rainfall totals this year compared to last. In 2014, 7 inches of rain were recorded up until this point in the year. So far this year, nearly 27 inches of rain has been recorded in North Texas.
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