2015 was Texas' wettest year on record

Tom Hinde

Its been a wild weather year in Texas. The state experienced heavy rains, floods, tornadoes, hail and blizzards. It all added up to 2015 being the state's wettest since record-keeping began on 1895, according to official numbers through November and federal estimates for December.

Statewide yearly rainfall totaled 41.39 inches, surpassing 40.22 inches in 1941 and 39.45 inches in 1919. Experts point to phenomenal global-weather patterns in 2015 and climate models predicting increased downpours due to greenhouse-gas emissions.