Nov 28, 2015

High Wind Shear Rips Apart Tropical Storm Sandra

Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
USA
by
Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
Not a thick coating, but a nice even coating of ice. Image: Inside 2
Not a thick coating, but a nice even coating of ice. Image: Inside 2

Moisture streaming ahead of Sandra from the tropical Eastern Pacific into the Southern U.S. contributed to a heavy rainfall event over Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday, and this tropical moisture will continue to fuel heavy rains across portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee during the remainder of the holiday weekend. The rain of 3.45" that fell Friday on Dallas-Fort Worth gave them their wettest November calendar day on record, their wettest November on record (7.99" so far, previous record 7.94" in 1918), their wettest fall on record (now up to 19.95"), and their wettest year on record (now 56.91", previous record 53.54" set in 1991.)