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Record Setting Deluge for Central Arizona - January 26, 2013

 

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An unseasonably moist airmass streamed into Arizona on Friday night, and in combination with a weather disturbance moving north from the Baja of Mexico, created a wide swath of moderate rain across central Arizona. This airmass sampled from a weather balloon in Tucson was actually the wettest environment ever sampled during the month of January (since balloon launches in 1950). As a result, the subsequent rainfall led to record amounts for the date, and actually became the 7th wettest January day on record for Phoenix. Below are a list of the top 10 wettest January days:

1) 1.74 1/11/1897
2) 1.51 1/10/1905
3) 1.45 1/29/1915
4) 1.33 1/21/2010
5) 1.22 1/ 8/1993
6) 1.19 1/30/1951
7) 1.18 1/26/2013
7) 1.18 1/ 9/1905
9) 1.07 1/17/1933
10) 1.05 1/16/1916

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Below are CoCoRaHS observations ending 8 am Sunday Jan 27th, as well as Radar estimations over the entire area.

CoCoRaHS observations regional radar estimates

More precise measurements are presented below courtesy of Maricopa County Flood Control District

Maricopa Co FCD obs

An exhaustive list of rainfall gauge observations are also given below. For additional information on rainfall reports around the region, please visit the Phoenix National Weather Service Rainfall Reports page.

     

...PHOENIX AND SURROUNDING AREAS RAINFALL REPORTS...

 

                                                      RAINFALL (IN)

LOCATION                                              1 HR     24 HR

10TH ST. WASH BASIN #1         PHOENIX                0.00      0.94

ACDC @ 14TH ST.                PHOENIX                0.00      1.30

ACDC @ 36TH ST.                PARADISE VALLEY        0.00      1.30

ACDC @ 43RD AVE.               PHOENIX                0.04      1.10

ACDC @ 67TH AVE.               GLENDALE               0.00      1.14

ACDC @ CAVE CREEK              PHOENIX                0.00      1.02

ADOBE DAM                      PHOENIX                0.04      1.30

AGUA FRIA @ BUCKEYE            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.83

AGUA FRIA @ GRAND AVE.         EL MIRAGE              0.00      1.06

AHWATUKEE                      PHOENIX                0.00      1.14

APACHE JUNCTION FRS            APACHE JUNCTION        0.00      1.30

APACHE TRAIL                   APACHE JUNCTION        0.00      1.06

ASU SOUTH                      TEMPE                  0.00      1.34

AZTEC PARK                     SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.77

BARTLETT LAKE                  MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      2.09

BERNEIL WASH                   PARADISE VALLEY        0.00      1.30

BUCKEYE @ 547TH AVE.           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.59

BUCKEYE @ 75TH AVE.            TOLLESON               0.00      0.79

BUCKEYE FRS #1                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.79

BUCKEYE FRS #2                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.10

BUCKEYE FRS #3                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.98

BUCKEYE RD. @ SR 85            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.02

BULLARD @ INDIAN SCHOOL        GOODYEAR               0.00      0.83

BUTLER PARK                    GLENDALE               0.00      0.98

CAMP CREEK                     MARICOPA COUNTY        0.08      2.44

CAP @ 163RD AVE.               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.06

CAREFREE RANCH                 SCOTTSDALE             0.04      1.30

CARRIAGE LANE PARK             MESA                   0.00      1.10

CASANDRO DAM                   WICKENBURG             0.00      1.02

CASANDRO WASH                  WICKENBURG             0.00      0.94

CASTLE HOT SPRINGS             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.65

CAVE BUTTES DAM                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      1.38

CAVE CR.@ SPUR CROSS           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      2.28

CAVE CREEK                     CAVE CREEK             0.04      1.85

CAVE CREEK @ CACTUS            PHOENIX                0.00      0.91

CAVE CREEK LANDFILL            PHOENIX                0.08      2.01

CENTENNIAL @ WENDEN            LA PAZ COUNTY          0.00      0.51

CENTENNIAL DIVIDE              YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      0.98

CENTENNIAL LEVEE               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.55

CENTENNIAL NR AGUILA           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.06

CENTENNIAL RAILROAD            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.63

CENTENNIAL WASH                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.83

CESAR CHAVEZ PARK              PHOENIX                0.00      0.94

CHANDLER @ ALMA SCHOOL         CHANDLER               0.00      1.06

CHANDLER AIRPORT               CHANDLER               0.00      1.02

CIRCLE CITY                    MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.42

CITY OF GLENDALE               GLENDALE               0.00      0.94

CLINE CREEK                    MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      2.01

CLOUDBURST WASH                FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      2.24

COLTER @ EL MIRAGE             PHOENIX                0.00      0.91

CONGRESS                       YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.34

CONSTELLATION ROAD             WICKENBURG             0.00      0.98

COPPER WASH                    MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.55

COYOTE WASH                    MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.63

CROWN KING                     YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.08      1.93

DEAD HORSE WASH                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.51

DEER VALLEY AIRPORT            PHOENIX                0.04      1.34

DELANEY WASH                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.59

DESERT HILLS WASH              MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.61

DESERT MTN. SCHOOL             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.42

DREAMY DRAW DAM                PHOENIX                0.00      1.22

DURANGO COMPLEX                PHOENIX                0.00      1.06

DYSART @ BELL RD.              SURPRISE               0.00      0.87

DYSART DRAIN @ LAFB            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.98

EAGLE EYE RD. @ CAP            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.55

EAST FORK CC #1                PHOENIX                0.04      1.38

EAST FORK CC #3                PHOENIX                0.04      1.42

EAST FORK CC #4                PHOENIX                0.04      1.26

EFCC NR 7TH AVE.               PHOENIX                0.00      1.18

EL MIRAGE DRAIN                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.91

ELLIOT @ HAWES RD.             MESA                   0.00      0.98

EMF @ ARIZONA AVE.             PINAL COUNTY           0.00      0.91

EMF @ BROADWAY                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.10

EMF @ QUEENCREEK RD.           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.94

ESTRELLA FAN                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.83

FITCH PARK                     MESA                   0.00      1.14

FLORENCE JUNCTION              PINAL COUNTY           0.04      0.94

FLYING E TANK                  MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.91

FLYING E WASH                  WICKENBURG             0.00      0.94

FORD CANYON WASH               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.83

FOUNTAIN HILLS FD              FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      1.73

FRAESFIELD MTN.                SCOTTSDALE             0.04      1.81

FREESTONE BASIN                GILBERT                0.00      0.55

GATEWAY C.COLLEGE              PHOENIX                0.00      1.14

GILA @ ESTRELLA PKWY.          GOODYEAR               0.00      0.71

GILA @ MARICOPA RD             GILA RIVER IC          0.04      0.87

GILA @ OLBERG                  GILA RIVER IC          0.00      0.79

GILA BEND LANDFILL             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.63

GILA BEND MOUNTAINS            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.67

GILA R. @ 116TH AVE.           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.79

GILLESPIE DAM                  MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.43

GOLDEN EAGLE BLVD.             FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      1.89

GRAND @ 27TH AVE.              PHOENIX                0.00      1.06

GRAND @ PEORIA AVE.            PEORIA                 0.00      0.83

GRANITE REEF                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.98

GRANITE REEF WASH              SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.26

GRASS WASH @ US 60             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.71

GREENWAY @ 32ND AVE.           PHOENIX                0.04      1.10

GUADALUPE CHANNEL              MESA                   0.00      0.98

GUADALUPE FRS                  PHOENIX                0.00      1.02

HARTMAN WASH                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.79

HASSY R. @ BOX CANYON          YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.22

HASSY R. @ I-10                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.98

HASSY R. @ US 60               WICKENBURG             0.00      1.26

HASSY R. @ WAGONER RD.         YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      0.71

HESPERUS DAM                   FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      1.65

HESPERUS WASH                  FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      2.13

HIGHLAND @ 68TH ST.            SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.30

HORNER MTN. RANCH              YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.04      1.10

HORSESHOE LAKE                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.02

HORSESHOE RANCH                YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.02

I-10 @ 355TH AVE.              MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.47

I-17 @ SR 169                  YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      0.59

IBW @ INDIAN BEND RD.          SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.50

IBW @ INDIAN SCHOOL            SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.42

IBW @ MCKELLIPS RD.            SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.26

IBW @ SHEA BLVD.               PHOENIX                0.00      1.30

IBW @ SWEETWATER               PHOENIX                0.00      1.26

IBW INTERCEPTOR                SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.42

JACKRABBIT WASH                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.59

JEFFERSON @ 4TH AVE.           PHOENIX                0.00      1.02

KINGS RANCH                    PINAL COUNTY           0.00      1.34

KLEINMAN PARK                  MESA                   0.00      1.02

LAKE MARGUARITE                SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.42

LAKE PLEASANT                  PEORIA                 0.00      1.69

LAKE PLEASANT NORTH            PEORIA                 0.00      1.54

LAVEEN BASIN                   PHOENIX                0.00      1.18

LOST DOG WASH                  SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.46

MAGMA FRS                      PINAL COUNTY           0.00      0.71

MARICOPA MOUNTAINS             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.59

MARTINEZ CREEK                 YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.10

MARYLAND @ 27TH AVE.           PHOENIX                0.00      1.06

MARYVALE MUNI GOLF             PHOENIX                0.00      1.06

MCDOWELL @ HAWES               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.22

MCDOWELL @ MERIDIAN            PINAL COUNTY           0.00      1.26

MCDOWELL MTN. PARK             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      1.30

MCDOWELL MTN. ROAD             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.57

MCMICKEN DAM                   SURPRISE               0.00      1.02

MCMICKEN FLOODWAY              MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.10

MESA TOWER                     MESA                   0.00      1.10

MID-MARTINEZ CREEK             YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.38

MISSOURI @ 16TH ST.            PHOENIX                0.00      1.42

MOBILE                         MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.87

MORRISTOWN                     MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.34

MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK             MESA                   0.00      1.06

MT. OATMAN                     MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.59

NEW RIVER @ GLENDALE           GLENDALE               0.00      0.87

NEW RIVER DAM                  PEORIA                 0.00      1.14

NEW RIVER FIRE                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      2.40

NEW RIVER LANDFILL             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.46

NEW RIVER MESA                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.50

NORTH HEIGHTS DAM              FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      1.69

NW REGIONAL LANDFILL           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.06

OLD X-CUT @ MCDOWELL           PHOENIX                0.00      1.22

OSBORN @ 64TH ST.              SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.30

PAPAGO PARK                    PHOENIX                0.00      1.18

PARADISE VALLEY CC             PARADISE VALLEY        0.00      1.22

PARADISE VALLEY PARK           PHOENIX                0.04      1.26

PATTON ROAD                    MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.10

PECOS BASIN                    MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.94

PERRY PARK                     PHOENIX                0.00      1.22

PHOENIX BASIN #3               PHOENIX                0.00      1.38

PHOENIX BASIN #7               PHOENIX                0.04      1.22

PHOENIX WEST PARK              PHOENIX                0.00      0.98

PIMA @ JOMAX                   SCOTTSDALE             0.04      2.09

PIMA @ UNION HILLS             SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.42

PINNACLE PEAK VISTA            SCOTTSDALE             0.04      1.54

POWDER HOUSE WASH              WICKENBURG             0.00      1.22

POWERLINE FLOODWAY             MESA                   0.00      0.94

POWERLINE FRS                  PINAL COUNTY           0.08      0.98

PRICE DRAIN @ 202              MESA                   0.00      1.50

QUEEN CR. @ CAP                PINAL COUNTY           0.00      0.87

QUEEN CREEK LANDFILL           QUEEN CREEK            0.00      0.83

QUEEN CREEK RD.                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.75

RAWHIDE WASH                   SCOTTSDALE             0.00      2.01

REATA PASS DAM                 SCOTTSDALE             0.00      2.44

REATA PASS WASH                SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.85

RITTENHOUSE FRS                PINAL COUNTY           0.00      0.83

RITTER DAM                     YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.30

ROESER @ 2ND ST.               PHOENIX                0.00      1.10

SADDLEBACK FRS                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.63

SAGUARO LAKE                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.26

SALT R. @ 40TH ST.             PHOENIX                0.00      1.06

SALT R. @ PRIEST DR.           TEMPE                  0.00      1.14

SALT RIVER @ 67TH AVE.         PHOENIX                0.00      0.83

SALT RIVER LANDFILL            SALT RIVER IC          0.00      1.42

SAND TANK @ I-8                GILA BEND              0.00      0.63

SAND TANK WASH                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.67

SANTA CRUZ @ SR 84             PINAL COUNTY           0.00      0.39

SANTA ROSA @ SR 84             PINAL COUNTY           0.00      0.47

SAUCEDA WASH                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.51

SEVEN SPRINGS                  YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.04      1.73

SEVEN SPRINGS WASH             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.89

SIGNAL BUTTE FRS               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.98

SKUNK CR. NR NEW R.            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.08      2.09

SKUNK CREEK @ I-17             PHOENIX                0.04      1.34

SKUNK TANK WASH                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      1.61

SOLS TANK                      YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      1.34

SOLS TRIB @ US 93              YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.04      1.22

SOLS WASH @ SR 71              YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      0.98

SOLS WASH NR MATTHIE           MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.83

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAN             PHOENIX                0.00      0.87

SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK            PHOENIX                0.00      1.14

SOUTH MTN.PARK HQ              PHOENIX                0.00      1.00

SPOOKHILL BROWN                MESA                   0.00      1.02

SPOOKHILL FRS                  MESA                   0.00      1.02

SPOOKHILL MCKELLIPS            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.38

STAGECOACH WASH                SCOTTSDALE             0.00      2.32

STONERIDGE DAM                 FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      1.85

SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN             MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.10

SUN CITY WEST                  SUN CITY WEST          0.00      0.98

SUN VALLEY @ NORTHERN          BUCKEYE                0.00      1.14

SUNNYCOVE FRS                  WICKENBURG             0.00      1.02

SUNRIDGE CANYON DAM            FOUNTAIN HILLS         0.00      1.89

SUNSET FRS                     WICKENBURG             0.00      1.02

TATUM BASIN INFLOW             PHOENIX                0.04      1.42

THOMAS @ 16TH ST.              PHOENIX                0.00      1.14

THOMAS @ 48TH ST.              PHOENIX                0.00      1.22

THOMPSON PEAK                  SCOTTSDALE             0.04      2.05

THUNDER MOUNTAIN               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.10

THUNDERBIRD ACADEMY            SCOTTSDALE             0.00      1.30

TIGER WASH                     MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.28

TIGER WASH FAN                 MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.55

TOWERS MTN.                    YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.12      2.68

TUTHILL @ RAY RD.              MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.87

TWIN PEAKS                     MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.87

UPPER CLINE CREEK              MARICOPA COUNTY        0.08      2.20

UPPER GRASS WASH               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.71

UPPER TIGER WASH               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.67

UPPER TRILBY WASH              YAVAPAI COUNTY         0.00      2.56

UPPER WATERMAN WASH            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.51

USERY MTN. PARK                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.06

VEKOL WASH                     MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.94

VINEYARD FRS                   PINAL COUNTY           0.16      1.02

VULTURE MINE ROAD              MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.94

WATERMAN @ RAINBOW             GOODYEAR               0.00      0.71

WATERMAN WASH                  MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.02

WEBB MOUNTAIN                  MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.75

WEEKES WASH BASELINE           APACHE JUNCTION        0.04      1.06

WHITE TANK FRS 3               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.87

WHITE TANK FRS 4               MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      0.94

WHITE TANK PEAK                MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.38

WICKENBURG AIRPORT             WICKENBURG             0.00      0.83

WILLIAMS FIELD ROAD            MARICOPA COUNTY        0.04      0.94

WINTERS WASH                   MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      0.87

WITTMANN                       MARICOPA COUNTY        0.00      1.22

 

 

 


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