250  
NOUS44 KSHV 010930  
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>167-020000-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
430 AM CDT THU SEP 1 2016  
 
...A WET AUGUST RESULTS IN A WET SUMMER ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE  
FOUR STATE REGION...  
 
FOR WHAT IS NORMALLY THE HOTTEST AND DRIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR,  
AUGUST 2016 WILL BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF THE WETTEST AUGUSTS ON  
RECORD, WITH MUCH OF THE REGION EXPERIENCING 7-11 CONSECUTIVE DAYS  
OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL DURING THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS OF THE  
MONTH.  
 
HERE ARE THE AUGUST TOTAL RAINFALL FOR SELECTED CITIES  
ACROSS THE REGION, AND HOW THEY RANKED AS WETTEST AUGUSTS ON  
RECORD:  
 
CITY: AUGUST MONTHLY DEPARTURE FROM RANK: RECORDS  
RAINFALL: NORMAL: SINCE:  
 
SHREVEPORT, LA 7.81 INCHES +5.08 INCHES 7TH 1872  
NOTE: AUGUST 2016 RANKS 7TH WETTEST BEHIND AUGUST 1912 WITH  
10.89 INCHES.  
 
MONROE, LA 5.25 INCHES +2.07 INCHES 10TH 1930  
NOTE: AUGUST 2016 RANKS 10TH WETTEST BEHIND AUGUST 2008 WITH  
9.43 INCHES.  
 
TEXARKANA, AR 5.93 INCHES +3.02 INCHES 15TH 1892  
NOTE: AUGUST 2016 RANKS 15TH WETTEST BEHIND AUGUST 1915 WITH  
12.87 INCHES.  
 
EL DORADO, AR 12.87 INCHES +9.76 INCHES 1ST 1892  
NOTE: AUGUST 2016 NOW RANKS AS THE WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD,  
SURPASSING AUGUST 1950 WITH 11.18 INCHES.  
 
TYLER, TX 5.09 INCHES +2.23 INCHES N/A 1896  
NOTE: DUE TO EXCESSIVE MISSING DATA IN THE NCEI DATABASE, A MONTHLY  
WETTEST RANK COULD NOT BE COMPUTED. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE  
WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 2008 WHICH RECORDED 11.53 INCHES.  
 
LONGVIEW, TX 5.87 INCHES +2.85 INCHES 13TH 1902  
NOTE: AUGUST 2016 RANKS 13TH WETTEST BEHIND AUGUST 1912 WITH  
15.28 INCHES.  
 
LUFKIN, TX 8.78 INCHES +5.44 INCHES 2ND 1907  
NOTE: AUGUST 2016 RANKS 2ND WETTEST BEHIND AUGUST 1915 WITH  
11.29 INCHES.  
 
ALTHOUGH JUNE AND JULY RECORDED NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL  
AREAWIDE, A VERY WET AUGUST ERASED THE DEVELOPING DROUGHT CONDITIONS  
ACROSS PORTIONS OF EXTREME NORTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA,  
AND ABNORMAL DRYNESS ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NORTHEAST TEXAS,  
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, AND NORTHERN LOUISIANA.  
 
HERE ARE THE METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER (JUNE-AUGUST) TOTAL RAINFALL FOR  
SELECTED CITIES ACROSS THE REGION, AND HOW THEY RANKED AS WETTEST  
SUMMERS ON RECORD:  
 
CITY: SUMMER MONTHLY DEPARTURE FROM RANK: RECORDS  
RAINFALL: NORMAL: SINCE:  
 
SHREVEPORT, LA 16.14 INCHES +4.36 INCHES 13TH 1872  
NOTE: THE SUMMER OF 2016 RANKS 13TH WETTEST BEHIND THE SUMMER OF 1933  
WITH 27.79 INCHES.  
 
MONROE, LA 16.42 INCHES +4.99 INCHES 10TH 1930  
NOTE: THE SUMMER OF 2016 RANKS 10TH WETTEST BEHIND THE SUMMER OF 1933  
WITH 26.71 INCHES.  
 
TEXARKANA, AR 11.54 INCHES +0.74 INCHES ---- 1892  
 
EL DORADO, AR 19.09 INCHES +7.52 INCHES 5TH 1892  
NOTE: THE SUMMER OF 2016 RANKS 5TH WETTEST BEHIND THE SUMMER OF 1974  
WITH 27.96 INCHES.  
 
TYLER, TX 8.31 INCHES -2.02 INCHES ---- 1896  
 
LONGVIEW, TX 12.38 INCHES +1.46 INCHES ---- 1902  
 
LUFKIN, TX 12.26 INCHES +1.19 INCHES ---- 1907  
 
GIVEN THE NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING AUGUST AND ABOVE NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES IN JUNE AND JULY, THE ABOVE LOCATIONS DID NOT RANK IN  
THE TOP 15 WARMEST SUMMERS ON RECORD.  
 

 
 
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