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2002 -- A Wet Year for East Texas

by Meteorologist Lee Ringer

East Texas saw a wetter than normal year during 2002.  However, the year did start off on a somewhat dry note.  Below normal rainfall was recorded during the months of January and February.  As the year passed, East Texas caught up on its rainfall deficit and ended the year with several wetter than normal months.

Here is a look at 2002 monthly rainfall data from the Angelina County Airport near Lufkin:

Month

Actual Rainfall

Average Rainfall

January

4.28"

4.45"

February

2.18"

3.17"

March

7.47"

3.53"

April

3.05"

3.13"

May

1.65"

5.29"

June

5.73"

4.18"

July

5.83"

2.60"

August

2.89"

3.08"

September

3.62"

4.08"

October

8.44"

4.13"

November

8.40"

4.54"

December

9.43"

4.44"

TOTAL

62.97"

46.62"

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