Widespread Rain as Parts of North Texas See Return to Drought Conditions

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Tuesday morning brought welcome rains and cooler temperatures to North Texas. Rainfall totals as of 9 a.m. were over an inch in some North Texas communities.

This comes at a good time. After a stretch of hot and dry weather, parts of North Texas were starting to see moderate conditions return. Abnormally dry soils were also taking over much of DFW. [[558439281,C]]

As of Aug. 26 DFW had received 0.95" of rain. Normal rainfall is 1.50" leaving a deficit for the month so far of -0.55". August is typically one of our drier months, but at this time last year DFW has received 2.99".

Rain chances stay in the forecast through Thursday.

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Before the Storm
Weather Safety
Stay Safe During a Hail Storm
At Home?
  • Head indoors immediately
  • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
  • Stay away from windows and skylights (any exterior glass) and head to a safe location inside your home, ideally only with interior walls.
  • Cover your head and seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • If you are trapped outside, get to a low-lying area and try to protect your head. Use clothing if it's all you have.
  • Stay inside your vehicle.
  • Slow down or pull over and stop at a safe location. DO NOT stop under a highway overpass. You may be protecting your vehicle, but you could be forcing other people to stop behind you.
  • Turn your back to windows or cover yourself with a blanket, coat or spare clothing to protect yourself from breaking glass.
  • If you have a sunroof, try to find something to protect your head.


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