North Texas Makes History, With The Wettest Year To Date

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The rainstorms on July 8 were history making. It’s officially been the wettest year in North Texas to date – but experts say we probably won’t keep the record.

Matt Stalley, with the National Weather Service, says our yearly rainfall average is 36.14 inches. So far this year the Dallas/Fort Worth area has seen 36.50 inches of rain.

While the accumulation isn’t shabby, there have been years that even wetter.

“We’ve got a long way to go to actually be the wettest year on record, by the end of the year,” Stalley explained. “That occurred in 1905 and that was 60.2 inches for that total. So, we’ll still need another two feet of rain if we want to make a run at wettest year on record.”

Stalley says this is an El Niño year, which could mean even more rain…

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