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Despite uptick in showers, Phoenix seeing average monsoon season

Aug 13, 2015, 2:41 PM

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PHOENIX — It may feel like it has rained more this summer than in years past, but the National Weather Service said Phoenix is sitting right where it was expected to be about halfway through the monsoon season.

Charlotte Dewey with the weather service said Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received 1.5 inches of rain since June 15. The airport averages 2.71 inches of monsoon rainfall annually.

The monsoon season doesn’t end until Sept. 30. Dewey said there is a chance the state could see another wet September like last year.

“Tropical storm influences affect our rainfall,” she said. “It can go either way. We’ve seen tropical storm influences come in and we don’t get very much. On the flip side, we can see a lot of influence from tropical storms like last September.”

Dig into the 2015 monsoon season a bit more with the infographic below. You may recall it looks a lot like the one we put together after last year’s monsoon. Of course, we couldn’t call this year’s edition a report card yet since the term hasn’t ended, so we figured progress report was a nice touch.

Pro tip: If the infographic is too small, click it to enlarge.

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KTAR’s Jim Cross and Carter Nacke contributed to this report.

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Despite uptick in showers, Phoenix seeing average monsoon season