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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Monsoon 2019 Wrap: One Tornado, But Not Much Rain

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Monsoon 2019 was drier than normal but that didn’t mean it was uneventful. A storm on September 23 brought about 40% of the total rainfall for the season and included a tornado that touched down briefly in New River.

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County tracks rainfall totals countywide. For Monsoon 2019, Maricopa County received 2.58 inches of rain. The average is 2.97 inches.

The District noted there were fewer flood events during this monsoon; a total of 12 compared to 20-40 in a typical year.

Visit the Flood Control District for storm resources anytime.

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