730  
NOUS44 KSHV 021055  
PNSSHV  
ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-  
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-030000-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
555 AM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015  
 
...JULY RANKS AS ONE OF THE DRIEST ON RECORD ACROSS SEVERAL  
LOCATIONS ACROSS THE FOUR STATE REGION...  
 
FOLLOWING A VERY WET SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER, JULY WAS VERY DRY  
ACROSS MUCH OF EAST TEXAS AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN LOUISIANA, AS  
HIGH PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE REMAINED  
PERSISTENT FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH. IN FACT, SEVERAL CITIES RANKED  
AS HAVING ONE OF THE DRIEST JULYS ON RECORD. HERE ARE HOW SOME OF  
THESE LOCATIONS RANKED:  
 
CITY: JULY RAINFALL: RANK:  
 
TYLER, TX 0.04 INCHES 3RD DRIEST  
(RECORDS SINCE 1883) (BEHIND 1924/1947 AT 0.00 INCHES  
AND 0.02 INCHES IN 1946/1993)  
 
LONGVIEW, TX 0.15 INCHES 11TH DRIEST  
(RECORDS SINCE 1902)  
 
SHREVEPORT, LA 0.59 INCHES 11TH DRIEST  
(RECORDS SINCE 1872)  
 
LUFKIN, TX 0.93 INCHES 13TH DRIEST  
(RECORDS SINCE 1907)  
 
MONROE, LA 1.21 INCHES TIED FOR 9TH DRIEST (WITH 1982)  
(RECORDS SINCE 1930)  
 

 
 
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