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Statement as of 4:06 PM CDT on August 23, 2016


... A very wet August has resulted in many locations across the four
state region now ranking in the top 5 consecutive days on record with
measurable rainfall...

After observering only sporatic or little rainfall during June... July...
and the first half of August... a weak upper level low pressure system and
attendant trough of low pressure lingered over the region from August 13th
through the 22nd... resulting in periods of showers and thunderstorms over
much of East Texas... extreme southeast Oklahoma... southwest Arkansas and
north Louisiana. As a result... measurable rainfall was recorded at many
locations each day... either tying or setting the number of consecutive
days with measurable rainfall in August... and ranking in the top 5 at any
time throughout the year.

Aside from only isolated showers and thunderstorms that may affect portions
of East Texas and north Louisiana this afternoon... most locations should
remain dry... thus ending this run of consecutive days with measurable
rain.

Below is a list of stations across the region which have recorded a set
number of consecutive days with measurable rain and how they ranked
during August and throughout any time during the year:

Location 2016 streak old record calendar year
                                                           rank
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Shreveport la 9 days 14 days t5th
period: Aug 14-22, 2016 Dec 26-Jan 8, 1874-75

Note: ties with Aug 16-24, 2008 for longest period of consecutive days
      with measurable rain in August. Records since 1872.

Monroe la 9 days 12 days t4th
period: Aug 11-19, 2016 Jun 21-Jul 2, 2004

Note: set the August monthly record for longest period of consecutive days
      with measurable rain. Records since 1930.

Texarkana AR 11 days 13 days 2nd
period: Aug 12-22, 2016 Jan 6-19, 1937

Note: set the August monthly record for longest period of consecutive days
      with measurable rain. Records since 1892.

El Dorado AR 10 days 14 days t6th
period: Aug 13-22, 2016 Oct 12-25, 1984

Note: set the August monthly record for longest period of consecutive days
      with measurable rain. Records since 1892.

Tyler TX 10 days 10 days t1st
period: Aug 13-22, 2016 may 5-14, 2015

note: set the August monthly record for longest period of consecutive days
      with measurable rain. Records since 1895. Due to missing data, there may
      be inaccuracies in the original record of consecutive days with measurable
      rain.

Longview TX 7 days 15 days ---
period: Aug 13-19, 2016 Jan 7-21, 1937

Note: set the August monthly record for longest period of consecutive days
      with measurable rain. However, this 7 day stretch did not rank in
      the top 20 longest periods of consecutive days with measurable rain.
      Records since 1902.

Lufkin TX 10 days 12 days t4th
period: Aug 14-23, 2016 Aug 26-Sep 6, 2001

Note: tied for 1st with Aug 18-27, 1959 (10 days) for the longest period of
      consecutive days with measurable rain in August. Records since 1907.


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