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Estimated Rainfall from Doppler Radars for June. Rainfall Scale for the image of the estimated rainfall for the month of June.
Estimated rainfall from Doppler Radars for June. This map is courtesy of the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.

The month of June was quite soggy across the four-state region. Rainfall generally ranged between 8 and 12 inches. A dry day across the area was hard to come by as the weather pattern was quite persistent. An unusually strong and almost stationary upper low across southeast Canada pushed cold fronts unusually far to the south. These fronts would move into the Lower Mississippi Valley and stall out before reaching the coast. In addition, a persistent weak trough was located across Texas for most of June cut off from the main flow. These features combined with a very moist and unstable atmosphere to make for one of the wettest Junes on record. A few daily rainfall and coolest high records were actually set during the month.

Shreveport
Monroe
Texarkana
Wettest June
17.11 in 1989
11.45 in 1989
12.24 in 1905
2nd wettest June
15.73 in 1993
11.21 in 1950
10.31 in 1945
3rd
14.67 in 1986
11.09 in 2004
10.19 in 1898
4th
12.42 in 2004
10.18 in 2004
9.57 in 1976
5th
12.39 in 1961
8.64 in 1982
9.48 in 2004

Tyler
Lufkin
Longview
Wettest June
9.71 in 2003
14.02 in 1989
14.41 in 1993
2nd wettest June
9.43 in 1960
12.86 in 2001
11.92 in 1973
3rd
9.36 in 1973
12.32 in 2004
11.56 in 1989
4th
9.05 in 2004
11.19 in 1973
10.66 in 1957
5th
8.11 in 2001
9.03 in 1986
9.52 in 2004

El Dorado, AR
Wettest June
15.60 in 1986
2nd wettest June
15.04 in 1974
3rd
12.94 in 2004
4th
11.55 in 1989
5th
10.44 in 1982


The first couple of days of June saw widespread damage from winds and some hail by a few complexes of storms moving through the area. These thunderstorms also put down some heavy rainfall.
Almost daily rainfall from late May through early June saturated the ground setting up the possibility of flash flooding. Some flooding was observed, mainly in urban, low lying or poor drainage areas when thunderstorms moved very little or moved over the same area for hours at a time. River flooding was kept to a minimum. However, rivers such as the Glover River in southeast Oklahoma would rise 6 to 8 feet over a few hours due to the excessive rainfall.


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