May 2014 12th Driest on Record for Wichita Falls

Published 05/31 2014 08:02PM

Updated 05/31 2014 09:30PM

May 2014 will go down as the 12th driest May on record for Wichita Falls, according
to National Weather Service Records.

1.08 inches of rain was measured for the entire month of May at Sheppard Air force Base.
That is 2.71 inches below normal. The normal May rainfall amount is 3.79 inches.

May 8th was the wettest day when 0.65 inches of rain fell, followed by May 27th when
0.21 inches was measured.

Wichita Falls is currently in a 6.39 inch rainfall deficit for 2014. As of May 31st,
the city is 39.04 inches below normal since January 2011.

The last time Wichita Falls ended the year above its normal annual rainfall of 28.92 inches
was in 2010 when 28.98 inches of rain fell.

But Wichita Falls has seen dry years before. Below are the top 10 driest for the city.

June is typically the wettest month for Wichita Falls with a normal rainfall of 4.15 inches.

Unfortunately, things are looking hot and dry for the next few days 


Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne

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