Heavy rain sets records in North Texas



Posted on April 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 8 at 10:32 PM

Rainfall totals last 24 hours
Dallas Executive Airport:
2.75 inches
D/FW Airport:
2.23 inches
1.18 inches
1.88 inches
Dallas Love Field:
0.88 inch
0.53 inch
Fort Worth:
0.50 inch
Alliance Airport:
0.45 inch
1.16 inches

It was a very wet Easter Sunday in North Texas, with flash flood warnings in Dallas and Tarrant counties for most of the afternoon and record rainfall totals.

Some streets were shut down for brief periods as water accumulated on road surfaces.

In Keller, investigators said lightning sparked a fire at a residence on Creek Vista Court. There were no reports of injuries A few showers will linger on Sunday evening, but WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley said the biggest storms had moved to the east and south of Dallas-Fort Worth by 5:30 p.m.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport measured 2.23 inches of rain, shattering the previous April 8 record of 1.13 inches set in 1943.

Dallas Executive Airport was saturated by 2.69 inches of precipitation in the same period.

Rainfall totals varied in other locations from 0.18 inches in Denton to 1.17 inches in Arlington.

The skies should clear over the next 24 hours, but another storm system is headed our way on Tuesday morning.