The January 2012 monthly total to date of 6.04" is approaching 4 times the normal amount of 1.66". It also surpasses the 5.58" in January 2007 to become the second wettest January, behind 9.07" in 1932.
Note: Although the Dallas/Ft. Worth climate record is considered continuous back to 1898, data have been collected at several locations in the area:
- 1898-1940: Downtown Fort Worth
- 1940-1953: Fort Worth Meacham Field
- 1953-1974: Greater Southwest International Airport
- 1974-present: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport