At 11.5 Inches Of Rain (And Counting), D-FW Has Been Soaked This September | KERA News

At 11.5 Inches Of Rain (And Counting), D-FW Has Been Soaked This September

Sep 24, 2018

Do you remember the 21st night of September?

Torrential rain that fell Friday night kicked off a record-breaking weekend in North Texas.

Dallas-Fort Worth is forecast to close out the month with more rain -- even though we've already received more than four times the normal amount of rain for the month.

The National Weather Service says the 7.65 inches of rain that fell between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 Saturday morning were the highest in the area since 1932.

Other areas of North Texas recorded even more rain during that period: Nearly 9 inches in Bonham and McKinney.

An observation station in Cedar Hill and one by Mountain Creek Lake in the Grand Prairie area each recorded just under 7 inches Friday and Saturday.

Heavy rain throughout North Texas left several stranded vehicles on roadways Friday and into Saturday, forcing many roads to close temporarily, including Highway 75 in Plano.

With more rain expected this week, the weather service warns drivers to never cross flooded roadways or park your car along creeks, streams and washes during threatening conditions.

Rain this weekend

Here’s a timeline of our record-breaking weekend.

6:04 a.m. Saturday: Dallas-Fort Worth records its third wettest 24-hour period ever — 7.57 inches.

6:10 a.m. Saturday: White Rock Creek crests at 91.47 feet, breaking the previous all-time record crest of 90.59 feet, set on May 2, 1990.

7 a.m. Sunday: Bonham records 14.59 inches of rain in 48 hours. Dallas-Fort Worth and McKinney both see over 8 inches of rain in two days.

7:20 a.m. Sunday: 66 degrees at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The last time the airport had this temperature was May 21.

Since Sept. 1: Dallas-Fort Worth has recorded 11.5 inches of rain. The normal amount by this point in the month is 2 inches.

More rain on the way

A mid-week cold front will bring milder temperatures and increased rain chances to North Texas. The greatest rain chances will be on Wednesday as the cold front passes through.

Stay updated

We've gathered a list of six online resources to check local conditions, traffic delays and power outages when the weather turns bad.