So long, monsoon! Stormy, wet season officially ends

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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PHOENIX -- Monsoon 2014 has officially come to a close. And many who got hammered in the summer storms feel nothing but relief.

This year, storm after storm hammered South Mountain and many parts of the Valley throughout the  monsoon season.

"The beginning of September, we saw the September 8 floods, which that stands as probably the biggest flooding event in a while. We set the calendar day record rainfall for the most most rainfall any calendar day ever," said Charlotte Dewey of the National Weather Service.

With more than two dozen so-called "1,000 year storms" all over the Valley, it was the wettest monsoon in 30 years.

And we can't forget the dust. "We had a lot of big events.  We started out the season with a big dust storm July 3rd," said Dewey.

Storm chasers say it was one of the biggest to hit the Valley in years. "I think we can safely say the monsoon's over," said Dewey.

Dewey says while the rain did make a dent in the drought, it will take some winter rain and snow to make an impact.

Click here to view the National Weather Service report on the 2014 monsoon season