Was 2003 wetter or drier than a normal year?
To answer that question, here is a look at normal rainfall amounts for the Angelina County Airport near Lufkin compared to the actual amount of rain at that location:
Although 2003 got off to a dry start in January with just over a half of an inch of rain, the year ended with just over 5 inches of rain above normal. It is interesting to note that the region saw well above normal rainfall during the summer months of June, July, and August. That is typically the driest period of the year for East Texas.
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