Heavy rainfall pounded south Oklahoma City early Monday, causing flash flooding and SHATTERING AN 82-YEAR-OLD DAILY RAINFALL RECORD in less than one hour. By 8:30 a.m. Monday, 6.28 inches of rain had fallen at Will Rogers World Airport since midnight, including 2.73 inches between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.. The previous record for rainfall in a 24-hour period at the site was 2.4 inches in 1925. "The record was actually broken in less than one hour." Oklahoma has had an UNUSUALLY WET summer, with heavy rains that resulted in major flooding in dozens of counties in recent months. For the year, 50.55 inches of rainfall has fallen in Oklahoma City so far, less than 1 1/2 inches from the all-time record of 52.03 set in 1908. Monday morning's rainfall was caused by a weak front draped from northeast Oklahoma down to southwest sections of the state. A stronger front later Monday was expected to push into Oklahoma, bringing an additional chance for rain in central portions of the state, with a chance for some heavy rainfall.
TEXAS - North Texans were battling flooded roads and flight delays Monday as heavy, RECORD-SETTING RAINFALL bombarded areas across the Metroplex. Downpours began overnight and were expected to continue throughout the Monday. The previous Dallas-Fort Worth rainfall record was 1.86 inches, set in 1992. As of 11:06 a.m., Monday's total rainfall was 3.23 inches. Flooding was reported at multiple locations.
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