Phoenix on pace for one of wettest monsoon seasons in recent history

Aug 17, 2021, 10:53 AM | Updated: 2:58 pm
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PHOENIX — Another round of storms Monday added to a monsoon season in Phoenix that is already one of the wettest since the turn of the century.

Phoenix has recorded 3.29 inches of rain since June 15, including 1.38 inches in August and .42 inches on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The total jumped the season to the third-wettest since 2000, trailing 2014 (6.34 inches) and 2008 (5.70 inches).

With a month to go until the official end of monsoon season and rain in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, Phoenix could creep its way toward the top 10 wettest since official recording began in 1896.

The 10th-wettest season happened in 1955, when 5.99 inches of rain was recorded. The most rain Phoenix has got in a monsoon season is 9.56 inches in 1984.

The rain is a welcome sight in Phoenix after back-to-back underwhelming monsoon seasons.

The Valley recorded 1 inch of rain in 2020 and .66 inches in 2019.

NWS said there was a 60% chance of thunderstorms overnight and 40% on Wednesday before temperatures climb back into the triple digits by the weekend.

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Phoenix on pace for one of wettest monsoon seasons in recent history