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2021 Arizona Monsoon Season Is Second Wettest In 30 Years

September is the last official month of the monsoon season. In between 110 degree days, this summer was one of the wettest on record all throughout Arizona.

The rain gauge at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has measured 3.44 inches of rain this monsoon season, almost a full inch above the average.

Jaret Rogers of the National Weather Service says according to gauges throughout the Phoenix metro area, this summer is already the second wettest in 30 years.

“We’re already looking at the second wettest monsoon since at least 1990, the first overall was 2014, and that’s through the end of September, so we still have 25 days or so to go,” said Rogers.

Rogers says some rainfall is expected in September, but meteorologists are anticipating hot, dry weather in the coming days.

“There does look like there still could be a chance this upcoming weekend, and maybe the week after that. It doesn’t look like it’s imminent, but as we go into mid-September, there could be another chance for more rain,” said Rogers.

The wettest monsoon season on record for Arizona came in 1984, when more than 9 inches fell on the Phoenix area.

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Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.