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Issued by NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1040 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

...DALLAS/FORT WORTH CLIMATE NARRATIVE FOR AUGUST 2014...

ALTHOUGH THE MEAN TEMPERATURE JUNE THROUGH AUGUST WAS NEAR THE
30-YEAR NORMAL...2014 WAS THE COOLEST SUMMER FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH
SINCE RAINY 2004. THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY 14 TRIPLE-DIGIT HIGH
TEMPERATURES SO FAR IN 2014...THE FEWEST AT THIS POINT IN A CALENDAR
YEAR SINCE 2007 (ANOTHER WET SUMMER). THE 2014 TOTAL REMAINS BELOW
THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF 18 DAYS.

PORTIONS OF THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH METROPLEX RECEIVED LESS THAN AN
INCH OF RAIN DURING THE MONTH...BUT FOR DFW AIRPORT...IT WAS THE
WETTEST AUGUST SINCE 1996. MUCH OF THE MONTHLY TOTAL FELL IN A
24-HOUR PERIOD...THE AIRPORT TALLIED 2.85 INCHES AUGUST 16-17. (THIS
IS THE GREATEST 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL SINCE 3.26 INCHES FELL
JANUARY 8-9 OF 2013.) AUGUST WAS THE FIRST MONTH OF 2014 WITH ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT DFW AIRPORT.

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AIRPORT SITES              AUGUST             JANUARY-AUGUST 2014
                       2014  DEPARTURE     TOTAL  DEPARTURE  PERCENT

DFW AIRPORT            4.34    +2.43       15.91    -8.20       66
WACO                   0.98    -1.07       20.58    -1.58       93

DALLAS LOVE FIELD      3.26    +1.39       15.39    -8.93       63
FORT WORTH MEACHAM     0.26    -1.58       11.79   -12.69       48
DALLAS EXECUTIVE       1.05    -2.52       15.04   -12.30       55
FORT WORTH ALLIANCE    1.10    -1.41       15.76    -9.46       62
ARLINGTON              2.83    +0.86       12.69   -11.91       52

DENTON                 0.82    -0.95       17.68    -7.65       70
MCKINNEY               0.87    -1.08       15.44   -10.51       59
TERRELL                1.16    -0.96       15.76   -11.00       59
CORSICANA              1.77    -0.34       21.40    -4.31       83
MINERAL WELLS          3.31    +1.07       15.67    -5.83       73

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