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DFW Below-Normal Rainfall Lowest in North Texas

The year 2016 is ending, and DFW is reporting below normal rainfall. The annual total at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was 35.48 inches. That is a bit below the average annual rainfall of 36.14 inches.

But interestingly, that was also the lowest rainfall total of anywhere in North Texas.

As this map of radar-estimated rainfall for the entire year shows, there is a "doughnut hole" of lower rainfall across Dallas and Tarrant counties. But surrounding areas received much more.

NOAA

That graphic is corroborated by actual rainfall reports from across North Texas. D/FW Airport actually had the lowest total in the area.

NBC 5 News

Storms are likely to return at the start of the New Year, from Sunday night into Monday morning. You can read the full forecast here.

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