Tucson monsoon: Weekend rain totals

2012-07-16T07:00:00Z 2012-07-16T11:07:36Z Tucson monsoon: Weekend rain totalsKori Rumore / Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

What a difference a weekend makes.

On Friday, Tucson was nearly two inches below normal rainfall for the year. Thanks to two solid storms on consecutive days — 0.77" on Saturday, and 1.06" Sunday — the gap between normal and observed precipitation has been narrowed to less than one quarter-inch for 2012 at Tucson International Airport, the city's official recording site.

According to Pima County Regional Flood Control District data, there were several sites in the Tucson metro area that recorded rain totals above two inches. A rain gauge on Catalina Highway near the Palisade Ranger Station had 3.54" in two days. Summit View Elementary, located south of Tucson International Airport, recorded 2.52" of rain.

On the other end of the spectrum, Keystone Peak, which is west of Sahuarita, saw just 0.04" of rain.

Trained weather spotters reported one-inch-size hail to the National Weather Service, Tucson Weather Forecast Office at two sites: Grant Road and Alvernon Way, and on Prince Road near Campbell Ave.

Other Southern Arizona rain totals

Bisbee-Douglas Airport: 0.26"

Nogales International Airport: 0.54"

Safford Airport: 0.03"

But, more importantly — how much did it rain at your home? Share your total in the Comments section below.

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