Weekend storm sets new daily rain record in Phoenix
Dec 4, 2022, 10:12 AM | Updated: 10:26 am
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PHOENIX — Recent storms passing across the Valley set new rainfall records at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday.
Sky Harbor set a new daily rainfall record of .76 inches, surpassing the old record of .69 inches in 1908, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
Phoenix has officially set a record daily rainfall of 0.76" on Dec 3. Amounts have ranged from 0.25" in western parts of Phoenix to just over 1" over much of eastern parts of Phoenix. Up to 2" has already fallen over some higher terrain areas east of Phoenix. #azwx pic.twitter.com/3lRyqGXmek
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) December 4, 2022
The number also topped rainfall totals of .62 inches recorded on Oct. 15 and Sept. 11, and .58 inches on Aug. 4, making it the wettest day of 2022.
Dec. 3 made its way into the top 50 wettest December days on the Phoenix record since recording began in 1895.
Last Christmas Eve saw one inch, which was the No. 11 wettest day, NWS said.
Rainfall totals varied across the Valley, with numbers ranging from .25 inches to just over one inch of rain, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.
Some parts southeast of the Valley recorded rainfall totals upwards of 2 inches.
Meanwhile, rain in Phoenix was forecast to continue Sunday with light showers mainly before 10 a.m. Patchy fog could enter the Valley in the evening around 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to NWS.
Some fog could continue into Monday morning, with rain chances picking back up to 20% on Tuesday.