Phoenix - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Phoenix, Arizona. The information answers questions like: How often does Phoenix get more than two inches of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2018?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Phoenix and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These precipitation extremes were measured at Sky Harbor International Airport near downtown Phoenix and go back to 1948. Since then the biggest one-day rainstorm recorded there dropped 3.3 inches (83.8 millimetres) of water on September 8, 2014.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Phoenix
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.36 October 02, 2018 59.9
0.92 August 03, 2017 23.7
0.60 January 07, 2016 15.2
0.93 May 15, 2015 23.6
3.30 September 08, 2014 83.8
1.60 November 22, 2013 40.6
0.80 August 23, 2012 20.3
0.74 July 24, 2011 18.8
1.33 July 31, 2010 + 33.8
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Phoenix each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
0.69 February 08, 2009 17.5
1.30 July 13, 2008 33.0
1.23 November 30, 2007 31.2
1.40 March 11, 2006 35.6
0.93 February 19, 2005 23.6
1.11 March 04, 2004 28.2
1.42 February 13, 2003 36.1
0.77 July 14, 2002 19.6
0.74 April 05, 2001 18.8
1.53 March 06, 2000 38.9
1.24 July 14, 1999 31.5
1.02 July 22, 1998 25.9
0.70 January 13, 1997 17.8
0.50 July 25, 1996 12.7
1.59 August 20, 1995 40.4
1.36 September 02, 1994 34.5
1.58 November 14, 1993 40.1
1.66 July 24, 1992 42.2
1.12 October 27, 1991 28.4
1.20 August 14, 1990 30.5
1.19 March 26, 1989 30.2
2.32 October 14, 1988 58.9
1.46 February 24, 1987 37.1
0.70 August 25, 1986 17.8
0.98 November 12, 1985 24.9
1.90 July 28, 1984 48.3
1.98 March 03, 1983 50.3
0.78 November 17, 1982 19.8
0.88 February 09, 1981 22.4
0.79 February 15, 1980 20.1
0.85 March 28, 1979 21.6
1.24 August 20, 1978 31.5
0.50 September 27, 1977 12.7
0.96 July 24, 1976 24.4
0.79 September 07, 1975 20.1
1.04 August 05, 1974 26.4
1.02 July 12, 1973 25.9
1.69 October 19, 1972 42.9
0.69 September 29, 1971 17.5
2.43 September 05, 1970 61.7
1.33 September 16, 1969 33.8
0.81 July 31, 1968 20.6
1.43 December 14, 1967 36.3
1.73 August 18, 1966 43.9
0.96 December 22, 1965 24.4
1.50 September 14, 1964 38.1
1.03 October 19, 1963 26.2
0.71 January 21, 1962 18.0
0.62 August 28, 1961 15.7
0.57 March 01, 1960 14.5
1.00 October 30, 1959 25.4
1.52 September 12, 1958 38.6
1.05 October 31, 1957 26.7
0.61 July 13, 1956 15.5
1.15 July 22, 1955 29.2
0.81 March 22, 1954 20.6
0.70 May 15, 1953 17.8
1.07 November 16, 1952 27.2
2.73 August 27, 1951 69.3
0.73 February 26, 1950 18.5
0.87 September 13, 1949 22.1
0.63 February 26, 1948 16.0
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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