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Longview August driest in years; city has not hit 100 degrees

Longview August driest in years; city has not hit 100 degrees
KEVIN GREEN
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 8:40am

August in Longview was drier than any month since at least 2009. The city received just less than of an inch of rainfall — about 2.75 inches below normal.

The month also ended with Longview failing to crack the triple-digit mark despite seeing otherwise normal temperatures.

“A subtropical ridge developed across much of Texas and kept much of the state dry,” said C.S. Ross, a hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Shreveport. “August is normally our warmest and driest month of the year.”

Despite falling behind on rain for the month, the city is not too far behind the annual rainfall average, Ross said. 

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