OCTOBER 2018 THE WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD FOR DFW

Out of 120 years of weather records, it is official that with yesterday’s 2.21 inches of rain, October 2018 is the wettest October on record for DFW. Officially, we have received 14.51 inches of rain so far this month. This breaks the prior record of 14.18 inches set in 1981. This makes 3 months total in 2018¬†of breaking the all time monthly records for rainfall, February, September, and October. That is truly an exceptional statistic! In addition, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the wettest year’s on record. Through today October 25, 2018, we are ranking 7th wettest year on record with an accumulated total of 49.41 inches of rainfall. Below are the wettest Octobers and wettest years on record:

Wettest Octobers on Record

  1. 2018 – 14.51 inches
  2. 1981 – 14.18 inches
  3. 2015 – 9.82 inches
  4. 1919 – 9.44 inches
  5. 1991 – 9.32 inches

Wettest Years on Record through October 25, 2018

  1. 2015 – 62.61 inches
  2. 1991 – 53.54 inches
  3. 1932 – 51.03 inches
  4. 1973 – 50.62 inches
  5. 1957 – 50.49 inches