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Record rainfall moves out of DFW, but cold weather sticks around

The boat ramp and facilities near the Loop 820 bridge are flooded as the water level remains high at Lake Worth on Monday.
The boat ramp and facilities near the Loop 820 bridge are flooded as the water level remains high at Lake Worth on Monday. Star-Telegram

After an extraordinarily wet Thanksgiving weekend, the Dallas-Fort Worth area should finally get a break from the record-breaking rainfall.

“We should be grateful we’re going to get a break,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jesse Moore. “We need time to dry out.”

The rain started Thursday and continued through Sunday before tapering off Monday morning.

Before it ended, four people died after being swept away in flash floods, area lakes overflowed, causing boat ramps and parks to close, rivers left their banks and buried golf courses and potholes grew on roadways.

While the rain has moved on, the cold weather that arrived on Friday will hang around for a few days and it’s expected to freeze Thursday morning.

Here’s a recap of the rainfall at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the official recording station for the National Weather Service:

 

8.03 inches since Thursday.

 

9.86 inches in November, a record for this month by almost 2 inches.

 

9.82 inches in October, the second wettest on record.

 

58.78 inches in 2015, the wettest year on record.

 

50.72 inches in 2013 and 2014, combined.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna

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