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

Feb 20, 2017, 9:09 AM

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

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Drive-by shooting injures 2, strikes multiple businesses in Phoenix

A drive-by shooting in midtown Phoenix resulted in injuries to a teenage boy and a young girl Friday evening, authorities said.
12 hours ago
Jane Garcia / Scottsdale Police Department photo....

Authorities cancel Silver Alert issued for woman last seen driving in Scottsdale

Authorities in Scottsdale issued a Silver Alert on Saturday morning for a missing woman last seen driving on Friday night.
12 hours ago
(Elite Civil Construction Photo)...
Ron Davis/Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix construction firm lands job preparing State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII

A fast-growing Phoenix construction company said working on preparing State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII is paying early dividends.
12 hours ago
(Consumption Park screenshot)...
Wills Rice

Mint to host 3-day cannabis party near State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl

Mint Cannabis will be holding a "Big Game" party with a three-day festival near State Farm Stadium in Glendale during Super Bowl weekend.
12 hours ago
(Arizona Renaissance Festival Photo)...
Wills Rice

Arizona Renaissance Festival returns to East Valley on Saturday

Arizona's 35th Annual Renaissance Festival returns to Arizona on Saturday with a medieval 16th-century European village atmosphere.
12 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Man dies making left turn after driver runs red light in Phoenix

A man was killed in Phoenix on Friday after a driver ran a red light, striking the victim's car in an intersection, authorities said.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

(Pexels Photo)...

Sports gambling can be fun for adults, but it’s a dangerous game for children

While adults may find that sports gambling is a way to enhance the experience with more than just fandom on the line, it can be a dangerous proposition if children get involved in the activity.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
(Desert Institute for Spine Care photo)...

Why DISC is world renowned for back and neck pain treatments

Fifty percent of Americans and 90% of people at least 50 years old have some level of degenerative disc disease.
Rain, rain, go away: Arizona fire department uses drone to capture post-storm beauty