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Rainfall at Sky Harbor breaks record for date in morning hours

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PHOENIX — It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring!

Rainfall at Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday reached a new high for the date of Feb. 22.

The previous record of 0.45 inches set back in 1913 was surpassed just before 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

“The bulk of the heavy rain has moved east of Phoenix, but we will expect at least scattered showers — mostly light and possibly moderate at times — through the afternoon and possibly even the evening timeframe,” meteorologist Chris Coolman with the National Weather Service in Phoenix told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Saturday.

“There might be a chance of thunderstorms mainly north and northwest of Phoenix, but a chance of thunderstorms within Phoenix is pretty low overall. Most of the rain has already fallen. I don’t see us adding a whole lot more.”

As of 5 p.m., the total rain to come down at Sky Harbor had climbed up to 1.03 inches, which is the highest daily total since Feb. 21, 2019, according to the National Weather Service.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gabriel Gamino contributed to this report. 

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