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Phoenix sees wettest October on record with Saturday rainfall

Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 14:23:55-04

We've had a rainy October so far -- in fact, it's one of Phoenix's wettest months of October on record. 

Saturday's rain has brought measurable rainfall to many parts of the Valley, caused road closures and forced some event cancelations

As of 5 p.m Saturday, precipitation in the Valley has brought Phoenix's rainfall total for the month to 5.32 inches of rain. The National Weather Service Phoenix says that puts us at the most rainfall ever recorded in Phoenix for the month of October.  

The next wettest October on record was in 1972 with a total of 4.40 inches.  

The measurements for the Phoenix area come from a gauge at Sky Harbor International Airport.

Earlier this month, moisture from Hurricane Rosa brought us our 8th wettest day in Phoenix ever recorded

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