Rainfall total tops 50 year average
SIERRA VISTA – Sporadic rainfall measurements from the last 10 days indicate that the current monsoon has dropped more rain on Sierra Vista than the previous two years.
Using figures from the rain gauge at the Sierra Vista Fire station on Fry Boulevard, which sends its measurements to the National Weather Service in Tucson, at least 1.6 inches of rain fell in Sierra Vista from Sept. 1 through Sept. 9.
Even without Monday’s rainfall numbers, that brings the total of rain in Sierra Vista to 8.39 inches since the monsoon officially began on June 15.
In 2011 the area received 7.07 inches of rain and in 2010, Sierra Vista recorded 8.27 inches.
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