Yesterday, the Phoenix area experienced its first rainfall since early September. Yes, this is a desert, but that is still a long dry period. Yesterday’s rain didn’t amount to much, and does little to reduce the severe precipitation deficit in this area – but it was still nice to see.

For all Phoenix area weather watchers – the Maricopa County Flood Control District maintains an extensive network of rain gauges throughout the county.
Since everyone claims the official airport rain gauge always gets less rain than their house, here is the data to make the comparison:

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