Desert city sees more rain than Denver in the last 6 months
Since June, Phoenix has recorded 4.52” of rain, while Denver has only received 1.88” of precipitation.
Phoenix has received more than double the amount of rain than Denver in the last six months.
Since June, Phoenix has recorded 4.52" of rain, while Denver has only received 1.88" of precipitation.
Located in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix only sees about 7.5" of precipitation annually. Denver nearly doubles that amount and records about 14.4".
The Mile High City has also yet to see measurable snowfall this season, accounting for the lack of precipitation. It has been 223 days since the city has seen measurable snow – 2.6" on April 21, 2022.
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Phoenix is also setting records, but for different reasons.
The National Weather Service says the city set a record Tuesday for the most days in November with temperatures exceeding 80 degrees or above.
And Phoenix isn’t cooling down anytime soon. Wednesday's high temperatures will threaten daily records. Temperatures should remain above normal for the next several days.