Why Are Official Weather Records Taken at DFW Airport? Curious Texas Heads Out to the Runway

If rain or snow falls in North Texas or the area hits triple-digit heat, it’s not official unless it was observed at DFW International Airport.On the southeast side of the airport, off of runway 17C, the National Weather Service has its official climate site, where the weather service is able to observe temperatures, dew points, wind speeds and direction, and measure precipitation. A Dallas Morning News reader wanted to know: Why are official weather records compiled at DFW Airport? So they asked Curious Texas to find out more.Curious Texas is an ongoing project from The Dallas Morning News that invites you to join in our reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists are trained to track down answers.You can send us your Curious Texas questions by texting "DMN" to 214-817-3868. Follow the prompts and introduce yourself to us, share your story or questions, and we'll text you with information as we report the story.  Continue reading...

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