Storm Totals: Rainfall Spotty & Modest in North Phoenix

rainfall on daisy mountain
Light rain continued to fall on and around Daisy Mountain this morning. Photo by Robert Roy Britt

Rainfall from the weekend’s storm varied notably across North Phoenix, from a third of an inch in New River and around Lake Pleasant to barely a trace in Norterra. The precipitation, once again, did little to counter a 21-year statewide drought. The rainfall totals as of 8:24 a.m. today:

rainfall totals north phoenix march 11

Total rainfall for Deer Valley Airport since November has been about 1 inch, compared to a normal of nearly 6 inches that falls between Nov. 1 and March 30. All of the state is in at least moderate drought conditions, according to the most recent report on March 6. A growing portion of the state is in severe to extreme drought.

arizona drought conditions

Some light rain was expected into mid-morning, with mostly cloudy skies through the day and a high of 71 degrees at Deer Valley Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Tomorrow is expected to be sunny and 78.

Robert Roy Britt
NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.
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Robert Roy Britt

NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.

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