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Rain, rain, go away: Arizona fire department uses drone to capture post-storm beauty

It’s been quite the rainy weekend here in the Valley.

But luckily, the storms don’t last forever and when they finally do clear up, they leave behind quite the spectacular sight.

Daisy Mountain Fire Department, which services the Anthem area, used a drone to capture the beautiful greenery and bright blue skies left behind from the weekend’s storms.

This weekend, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport recorded more than half an inch of rain, while other parts of the Valley measured more than an inch as the storm began to move out Sunday.

Southwest Deer Valley recorded 0.65 inches, while places near Wittman had just more than a half an inch of rain, Pinnacle had 0.44 of an inch and east Mesa measured at 0.21 of an inch.

The long-anticipated storm system arrived Saturday morning when rain began to develop in the Valley shortly around 2 a.m. and continued throughout Saturday with the heavy portions hitting later in the afternoon and evening.

The storm cleared out of the Valley by Monday morning, leaving behind temperatures as low as 50 degrees.

The weekend forecast pushed back the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Fan Fest, originally scheduled for Saturday at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, to Monday.

With this storm, Phoenix avoided its second straight rainless February. The Valley has averaged 0.27 inches of rain for the month. The Valley also went without rain last March.

Phoenix hasn’t had measurable rain since Jan. 24, according to Tiggrweather.net.

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