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Phoenix's rainfall totals surpass numbers recorded in Seattle, other cities

The National Weather Service says Phoenix had more rainfall than other major cities between July and October.

PHOENIX — A particularly dry summer in the Pacific Northwest has resulted in traditionally-cloudy cities experiencing less rainfall than desert regions like the Valley.  

Rainfall totals recently released by the National Weather Service shows the Phoenix area collected more rain over the last three months than many other major cities. 

Phoenix notably experienced more rainfall between July and October than Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 

Seattle has endured one of its driest summers this year after the city recorded only 0.48 inches of precipitation over the last three months, according to NWS.

Seattle's wettest rainfall days on record have typically occurred between November and February, according to the Seattle Weather Blog.

Phoenix recorded having at least 1.92 inches of rainfall between July and October, which surpasses precipitation totals in San Diego and Las Vegas.

Data published by the National Centers for Environmental Information shows the period between June and August of 2022 was one of the wettest on record for Arizona.  

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