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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
730 PM CDT THU APR 30 2015

...APRIL 2015 CONTINUES ITS PACE WITH MARCH AS VERY WET MONTHS FOR
THE FOUR STATE REGION...

APRIL 2015 WILL END AS A VERY WET MONTH FOR MUCH OF THE FOUR
STATE REGION, CONTINUING ON TRACK WITH A WET MARCH. DESPITE THE
ABNORMAL WETNESS DURING APRIL, NONE OF THE MAJOR OBSERVATION
STATIONS WILL OFFICIALLY END WITHIN THE TOP 10 WETTEST APRILS ON
RECORD. HERE ARE THE APRIL RAINFALL TOTALS/DEPARTURES FOR SELECTED
CITIES ACROSS THE REGION:

CITY:           APRIL RAINFALL:    DEPARTURE FROM    % OF NORMAL:
                                      NORMAL:

SHREVEPORT, LA    5.45 INCHES       +1.26 INCHES        130%
MONROE, LA        4.73 INCHES       +0.23 INCHES        105%
TEXARKANA, AR     8.09 INCHES       +4.15 INCHES        205%
EL DORADO, AR     3.47 INCHES       -0.62 INCHES         85%
DEQUEEN, AR       2.65 INCHES       -1.28 INCHES         67%
*TYLER, TX        9.06 INCHES       +5.89 INCHES        286%
LONGVIEW, TX      6.19 INCHES       +2.97 INCHES        192%
LUFKIN, TX        5.34 INCHES       +2.29 INCHES        175%

THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF SPRING (MARCH-APRIL) HAVE ALSO BEEN VERY WET
FOR MUCH OF THE AREA, WITH ALL OF EAST TEXAS, SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, AND NORTH LOUISIANA FINALLY DROUGHT FREE FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE LATE MARCH 2010. LISTED BELOW ARE THE MARCH-APRIL
RAINFALL TOTALS/DEPARTURES FOR SELECTED CITIES ACROSS THE REGION.
ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE TWO MONTH WETTEST SPRING RANKINGS, IF SPRING
WERE TO END TODAY, APRIL 30TH. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE RANKINGS WILL
LIKELY CHANGE PENDING THE MAY MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALS, WHEN THE
CLIMATOLOGICAL SPRING ENDS ON MAY 31ST.

CITY:       MARCH/APRIL RAINFALL:   DEPARTURE/% OF   2 MONTH RANKING:
                                       NORMAL:

SHREVEPORT, LA   13.47 INCHES        +5.14 IN./162%    15TH WETTEST
MONROE, LA        8.71 INCHES        -0.51 IN./ 94%
TEXARKANA, AR    17.10 INCHES        +8.96 IN./210%     5TH WETTEST
EL DORADO, AR     9.84 INCHES        +1.00 IN./111%
DEQUEEN, AR       8.31 INCHES        -0.26 IN./ 97%
*TYLER, TX       15.71 INCHES        +8.42 IN./216%        N/A
LONGVIEW, TX     14.43 INCHES        +6.86 IN./191%     9TH WETTEST
LUFKIN, TX       11.51 INCHES        +4.68 IN./169%    14TH WETTEST

*DUE TO AN INCOMPLETE CLIMATOLOGICAL RECORD AT TYLER, TX, THE APRIL
AND 2 MONTH RANKINGS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, CURRENT ESTIMATES WOULD
LIKELY RANK TYLER IN THE TOP 10 WETTEST APRIL`S AND MARCH-APRIL`S ON
RECORD.

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