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Finding rainfall totals for the Phoenix area

Finding rainfall totals for the Phoenix area to to
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/
on the left side of the page click on "Local Forecasts." Then scroll down to
"Real-time Rainfall Totals for Phoenix."
Then click on
Rainfall Totals
And it should look something like this
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
400 PM MST MON JUL 14 2008

...24 HOUR PRECIPITATION FOR THE PHOENIX METRO AREA ENDING
AT 4 PM...

NOTE...IF IT RAINED AT A LOCATION...THE AMOUNT WILL BE SHOWN
ONLY IF IT IS AT LEAST 0.04...4 HUNDRETHS OF AN INCH. ANY RAIN
AMOUNT LESS THAN 0.04 IS NOT REGISTERED AND IS SHOWN AS 0.00

                               6 HR PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
                               OLDEST  >>>>>>>>>>>  NEWEST
  ID     STATION NAME           4 PM  10 PM   4 AM  10 AM   24 HR
                              -10 PM  -4 AM -10 AM  -4 PM   TOTAL


AHWATUKEE
MAHA3    AHWATUKEE              0.16   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.16
APACHE JUNCTION
PMDA3    USERY MOUNTAIN PARK    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
KNGA3    KINGS RANCH            0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
AVONDALE
AVOA3    AGUA FRIA @ BUCKEYE    0.04   0.04   0.00   0.00    0.08
BUCKEYE
MBUA3    BUCKEYE FRS #2         0.31   0.51   0.00   0.00    0.83
CAREFREE
ZCAA3    FRAESFIELD MOUNTAIN    0.00   0.00   0.16   0.00    0.16
CRFA3    CAREFREE RANCH         0.00   0.08   0.00   0.08    0.16
CAVECREEK
HMBA3    HUMBOLDT MOUNTAIN      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.75    0.75
CBTA3    CAVE BUTTES DAM        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
CHANDLER
ZCHA3    EMF @ ARIZONA AVE      0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
GILBERT
ZGIA3    MESA TOWER             0.12   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.12
ZCPA3    CROSSROADS PARK        0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
GLENDALE
MGLA3    CITY OF GLENDALE       0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
MMDA3    MARYLAND @ 27TH AVE    0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
MSXA3    ACDC @ 67TH AVE        0.04   0.00   0.04   0.00    0.08
GOODYEAR
ZGYA3    TUTHILL @ RAY RD       0.31   0.04   0.00   0.00    0.35
GUADALUPE
ZGAA3    GUADALUPE FRS          0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MESA
MBDA3    BROADWAY @ DOBSON      0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
ZBLA3    BROADWAY @ LINDSAY     0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MBHA3    BROWN RD. @ HORNE      0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MEEA3    KLEINMAN PARK          0.00   0.04   0.00   0.00    0.04
FALA3    THUNDER MOUNTAIN       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MLAA3    MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK     0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
WMSA3    QUEEN CREEK RD         0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
ZUPA3    USERY PARK WS          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
NEW RIVER
NEWA3    SUNUP RANCH            0.12   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.12
PARADISE VALLEY
MCLA3    CAVE CREEK LANDFILL    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MCCA3    E FORK CC #1           0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
MLDA3    LOST DOG WASH          0.20   0.04   0.00   0.00    0.24
MRPA3    REATA PASS DAMSITE     0.00   0.04   0.00   0.16    0.20
PEORIA
NRDA3    NEW RIVER DAM          0.12   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.12
MBLA3    NEW RIVER @ BELL RD    0.16   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.16
PHOENIX
MBTA3    CESAR CHAVEZ PARK      0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MMIA3    MISSOURI @ 16TH ST     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MOXA3    OLD XCUT @ MCDOWELL    0.12   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.12
MPAA3    PAPAGO PARK            0.16   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.16
MPPA3    PERRY PARK             0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
ADBA3    ADOBE DAM              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MPHA3    SKUNK CREEK @ I-17     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MPMA3    JEFFERSON @ 4TH AVE    0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MROA3    ROESER @ 2ND ST        0.12   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.12
SOMA3    SOUTH MOUNTAIN         0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
ZSFA3    SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAN     0.39   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.39
MTHA3    THOMAS & 16TH ST       0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MTQA3    THOMAS @ 48TH ST       0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
QUEEN CREEK
ZQRA3    QUEEN CR @ RITTENHO    0.00   0.00   0.04   0.00    0.04
ZQCA3    QUEEN CREEK LANDFIL    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
QNCA3    EMF @ QUEEN CREEK R    0.04   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.04
SCOTTSDALE
SDLA3    INDIAN BEND WASH @     0.00   0.08   0.00   0.00    0.08
ZMDA3    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN P    0.08   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.08
MPJA3    PIMA @ JOMAX           0.04   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.08
SUN CITY
MSWA3    SUN CITY WEST          0.00   0.20   0.04   0.00    0.24
SURPRISE
MDYA3    DYSART @ BELL RD       0.04   0.04   0.08   0.00    0.16
MCFA3    MCMICKEN FLOODWAY      0.00   0.12   0.08   0.00    0.20
TEMPE 
MSPA3    SALT RIVER @ PRIEST    0.16   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.16
MTEA3    ASU SOUTH              0.00     M    0.00   0.00    0.00


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Finding rainfall totals

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However, you can easily find rainfall totals for your neighborhood or at least for your general area. Go to www.wrh.noaa.gov/psr/ and on the left side of the page click on "Local Forecasts." Then scroll down to "Real-time Rainfall Totals for Phoenix."

It's a list of 58 of the weather service's remote monitoring stations located all around the Valley. You should be able to find one fairly close to you and find out how much you got.

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Reach Thompson at clay.thompson@arizonarepublic.com or 602-444-8612.

 

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