Monsoon 2017: A mixed bag (so far)

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We have less than a month to go in Monsoon 2017 and, so far, we’ve had pretty mixed results in terms of rainfall.

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Generally, we’ve seen most of the rain in the far East Valley and the least in the north central portions of town.

We’ll break that down but first, Sky Harbor Airport is at 2.32” for the monsoon and, if we don’t get any rain this month, we’ll have a below average year.

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The first graphic shows the previous nine monsoons compared to how we’re doing this year.

[App/Mobile users: Click/tap here to see graphic of previous nine monsoons ]

Now let’s break it down into neighborhoods.

The next graphic shows the “winners” so far, some of the weather locations with the most rain for Monsoon 2017.

[App/Mobile users: Click/tap here to see graphic of monsoon "winners"]

The next graphic shows those areas that are lagging behind.

[App/Mobile users: Click/tap here to see graphic of monsoon "losers"]

And then we’ve got a graphic with most of the Valley cities represented and the largest rainfalls in those areas.

[App/Mobile users: Click/tap here to see graphic of the Valley cities monsoon totals so far]

Typically, the northeast portions of the Valley have a lot more rain during the monsoon so these results, so far, are a bit unusual.

And finally, a map from the Maricopa County Flood Control with our lines drawn on it to help show the overall trends. Areas within the red lines are ahead of the “rain game” while those within the brown lines are behind the curve.

[App/Mobile users: Click/tap here to see graphic of the Maricopa County Flood Control]

We still have a month to go and we know how fast things can change during our summer thunderstorm season.

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