Phoenix Monsoon Recap: 5 Storms, 5th Driest Season

By Christina Estes
Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:42pm
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 8:53am

Lightning in Phoenix
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Lightning in Phoenix on Aug. 28, 2019.

While our last monsoon season was drier than most, Phoenix’s Office of Homeland Security still monitored five storms.

According to a city report, the five monsoon-related storms resulted in:

  • 28,000 households and 27 city facilities that lost power
  • 84 downed trees
  • 16 roads closures
  • 362 calls for service about traffic hazards

The National Weather Service relies on readings from Sky Harbor International Airport to determine official rainfall totals. This year’s monsoon was considered the 5th driest on record with 0.66”.

Here are wettest and driest monsoons in Phoenix according to National Weather Service:

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