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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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