Sunday Rainfall Totals in Anthem & North Phoenix

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:

LocationSundayFriday-Sunday
Anthem North0.160.43
Anthem West0.160.51
Desert Hills0.280.28
New River0.240.28
Lake Pleasant North00.98
Lake Pleasant South00.51
Tramonto0.080.08
Sonoran Foothills0.040.04
Norterra00.16
Deer Valley Airport0.080.08

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.


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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.

rain gauge locations
Rain gauges monitored by the Maricopa County Flood Control District in the North Phoenix Area. The names of the gauges — not official — were added by North Phoenix News.
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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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