Phoenix weather: Nice Thanksgiving weather ahead

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- After all the rain and cool weather we had over the weekend, we’re going to see a moderate warm-up as we head toward the holiday weekend. By Thanksgiving Day, we’ll see some high clouds around Arizona but temperatures will be running a little bit above normal and there’s no threat of any rain or snow. That dry weather looks to continue through next weekend.

At Sky Harbor Airport, 2.43” of rain fell through the weekend, and the National Weather Service in Phoenix summed up the record weekend this way:

"This storm system broke daily rainfall records and nearly monthly records in the process. The 1.60 inches of rain recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport on November 22nd was a record for the day, and the second most for any day ever in the month of November in Phoenix. More remarkably, this one day total was also the 22nd most ever for any day of the year in the recorded weather history for Phoenix (since 1895). Yuma also set a daily record rainfall amount on November 21st eclipsing a long standing record from 1884."

"As mentioned above, one of the more remarkable parts of this weather system was the extended nature of the rainfall. Over the 3-day period from the evening of November 21st through November 23rd, 2.42 inches of rain was recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. This ranks as the second wettest storm for the month of November in Phoenix weather history. These 3 days alone places this year as the seventh wettest November on record. And to further emphasize how uncommon this storm system has been, Phoenix has not seen a storm with this amount of rainfall since March 5-7, 2000, or over 13 years ago."