ARIZONA NEWS

Rain, dust, wind pelt metro Phoenix during first major storm of monsoon season

Jun 23, 2022, 4:29 PM | Updated: 9:01 pm
(Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT)...
(Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT)
(Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT)

PHOENIX — The first major storm of the monsoon season arrived Thursday in metro Phoenix, bringing with it rain, wind and dust.

Some areas of north Phoenix received .39 inches of rain, while parts of Scottsdale got .16 inches and Mesa recorded .08 inches, according to the Maricopa County Flood Control District rain gauges.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for areas including Phoenix, Glendale, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale as the storm had the potential to produce winds of up to 60 mph and penny-sized hail.

A dust storm warning was also issued for multiple Valley cities including Avondale, Laveen, Guadalupe and Chandler, which covers Interstate 10, 17 and the U.S. 60, as blowing dust could bring visibility down to near zero.

The first measurable rain of the monsoon season, which began June 15, was recorded in the East Valley on Saturday as rain gauges by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Apache Junction captured .04 inches of rain and parts of San Tan Valley and Queen Creek received .35 inches.

It was a rainy monsoon season last year in the Valley, as Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport received 4.20 inches. The average rainfall in Phoenix during the monsoon season is 2.43 inches.

The season ended at the end of September with 23 days of rain, which was the second-most rainy days in history.

That was after back-to-back underwhelming years where only 1 inch of rain was recorded during the monsoon season of 2020 and .66 inches the previous year.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

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

Arizona News

(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

2 men dead, 1 arrested following shooting at Phoenix bar

Two men are dead and one was arrested early Sunday after a shooting took place at a Phoenix bar and grill, authorities said. 
14 hours ago
The DoorDash app is shown on a smartphone on Feb. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/File)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix establishments named on DoorDash’s 100 most loved restaurants

DoorDash released The 100 Most Loved All-Stars Restaurant on its app and two different Phoenix establishments made the list.
14 hours ago
(Phoenix Police Department Photo)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police investigating shooting that leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning that left one man dead and injured two others, authorities said. 
14 hours ago
(Arizona Department of Transportation)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert canceled for 90-year-old man last seen in Sun City West

A Silver Alert issued Saturday night for a missing 90-year-old man last seen in Sun City West was canceled, authorities said. 
14 hours ago
(Twitter Photos/@PhoenixParks)...
Kevin Stone

Phoenix opens skate plaza to replace tennis court at Perry Park

An underused public tennis court at Perry Park in Phoenix has new life after being transformed into a skate plaza.
14 hours ago
(City of Mesa Photo)...
Kevin Stone

CO+HOOTS co-working community opens in Mesa at Benedictine University

A new CO+HOOTS co-working community for entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and students opened Thursday in Mesa.
14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
CANVAS ANNUITY

Best retirement savings rates hit 4.30%

Maximize your retirement savings with guaranteed fixed rates up to 4.30%. Did you know there is a financial product that can give you great interest rates as you build your retirement savings and provide you with a paycheck for life once you retire? It might sound too good to be true but it is not; this product is called an annuity.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
...
Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
Rain, dust, wind pelt metro Phoenix during first major storm of monsoon season