Valley finishes 2019 with most rainfall since 2010
PHOENIX – The Valley closed out the decade with the most rainfall since 2010.
According to the National Weather Service, the area saw 9.80 inches of rain throughout the year.
The wettest month came in February with 2.39 inches coming down.
However, Phoenix saw less rain than normal. The gauge at Sky Harbor International Airport recorded a total of 5.93 inches, which is 2.07 inches below average for the area.
2019: The year when rainfall at the official #Phoenix gauge doesn't tell the whole story.
Sky Harbor rain was ~2" below normal for the year.
— Iris Hermosillo (@IrisABC15) December 31, 2019
To end 2019, the Valley had one of the wettest Decembers since 2016 with 1.31 inches.
It also marked the first time Arizona had a wet Christmas Day since 2008.