Rain fell heavy last night in some parts of Anthem and North Phoenix, less so in nearby neighborhoods. But in most locales the duration was brief, resulting in modest amounts of measured precipitation.
The rain gauges of the Maricopa County Flood Control District show just how spotty monsoon storms can be. Sunday totals in this chart are for the 24-hour period ending at 5 o’clock this morning, and Friday-Sunday totals include the weekend storms that hammered Lake Pleasant. See the map below for gauge locations. Rainfall in inches:
|Lake Pleasant North||0||0.98|
|Lake Pleasant South||0||0.51|
|Deer Valley Airport||0.08||0.08|
More than an inch of rain fell Sunday in scattered parts of the Valley, and 2.05 inches was measured near the intersection of Camelback and El Mirage roads.
Wind gusts Sunday evening reached 49 mph at the Deer Valley Airport, 62 mph at Sky Harbor Airport, and 47 mph at Scottsdale Airport. A 50 mph gust was reported in Carefree, and wind gust around New River topped out at 32 mph.
The forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today (Monday) and tonight, and a 40 percent chance Tuesday.