Small Amount Of June Rain In Phoenix Still Breaks Records

By Katherine Fritcke
Published: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:44pm
Updated: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 2:26pm
(Photo by Tracy Greer - KJZZ)
A rainbow emerges during the rainy commute in Phoenix on June 4, 2015.

The small amount of rain in the Valley this morning has already broken records.

The 0.02 inches that fell at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is the average amount of rain for the month. Chris Cullman with the National Weather Service said that any amount of rain this early in June is rare.

“The last time we actually had measurable rain during the month of June was back in 2009 and then again in 2001. So, it doesn’t happen maybe once or twice a decade. So, it doesn’t mean that we can’t get it, it’s just typically for the month of June, it’s just hot and dry,” Cullman said.

Cullman said there is still chance for more rain this evening. He said there is also potential for heavier rain next week due to pressure from Hurricane Blanca. 

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