Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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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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