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Over 25 Inches Of Rain In North Texas This Year

May alone saw nearly 8 inches of rain

Since January, Dallas-Fort Worth is recorded to have gotten 25.07 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Data from the NWS shows that in May alone Dallas-Fort Worth received 7.80 inches — but that doesn’t beat the record of May 2019, when the region recorded 8.15 inches during the month. This April, Dallas-Fort Worth saw 6.47, while March recorded 5.66. January and February were far less, with 3.2 and 1.94 inches, respectively. 

If weather patterns continue, the year may break some rainfall records. In 2022, the region only recorded 29.31 inches. However in years such as 2015 and 2007, over 50 inches was recorded. 

One of the largest storms this year occurred on May 28, carrying large amounts of rain, hail and 80 mph wind gusts, as well as tornadoes in some cities. North Texas power outages reached over 625,000 customers, with 125,000 still without power on May 31. 

Power outages lasted longer than Oncor expected due to additional rain that caused flash flooding in parts of North Texas. Cities like Dallas and Plano saw most of the outages. 

“It happens every time severe weather strikes leaving a trail of damage,” Plano Mayor John Muns said at the time. “We pull together as a community. We have seen so many examples of this in the last few days since a powerful storm roared through Plano. Neighbors helping neighbors. It’s a common site on every street in every neighborhood. That’s a big part of what makes Plano the city of excellence.”

According to the NWS Meteorologist in Charge Tom Bradshaw, the NWS issued 326 convective warnings for the month — the highest total since at least 2007. The yearly total of 496 warnings runs a close second to 2011, with only 19 fewer warnings. 

But the rain is far from over. Just after 5 a.m. this morning, the NWS issued flash flood warnings across portions of Dallas-Fort Worth and areas to the north/northeast, and remained ongoing at approximately 7 a.m. 

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