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NWS: Phoenix sets new rainfall record after Saturday's storms

Scattered storms made their way into the Valley Saturday, bringing some much-needed rain to the desert southwest.

ARIZONA, USA — Scattered storms made their way into the Valley early Saturday, bringing some much-needed rain to the desert southwest.

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FORECAST: Wet weekend ahead

So much rain fell in Phoenix that a new daily record was noted at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The National Weather Service says the airport recorded 0.76" inches of rain on Saturday, which is a new record for daily rainfall on Dec. 3. The old record of 0.69" inches was set back in 1908.

Dec. 3 is now the wettest day of 2022 at the airport, surpassing the 0.62 inches recorded on Oct. 15.

Southern and eastern Arizona storms will likely last through the entirety of the weekend, bringing up to 0.5 inches of rain.

How much has fallen in your neighborhood? Here's a list of some of the places around the Valley that received measurable rainfall on Saturday as of Sunday morning:

  • Phoenix: 0.51"
  • Tempe: 0.71"
  • Ahwatukee: 0.55"
  • Guadalupe: 0.63"
  • Fountain Hills: 0.91"
  • Gilbert: 1.10"
  • Chandler: 0.91"
  • Surprise: 0.28"
  • Goodyear: 0.20"
  • Scottsdale" 0.71"
  • North Scottsdale: 0.63"
  • Mesa: 0.83"
  • Glendale: 0.39"
  • Cave Creek: 0.35"
  • Paradise Valley: 0.55"
  • Peoria: 0.16"

Not seeing your neighborhood? Visit https://www.weather.gov/psr/PRI to see more rainfall totals.

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