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|Meteorology - The science that deals with the
phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather
Torrential rain from the
remnants of a Pacific Ocean hurricane swamped the Desert Southwest Monday,
September 7th with Phoenix and Tucson seeing some of the worst flooding. Rain
and floods also soaked parts of Southern California and Nevada. In Phoenix, the
rain turned freeways into lakes and forced the closure of highways, streets and
schools throughout the region. Monday was the rainiest single day in the
history of Phoenix, where weather records go back to 1895. Phoenix Sky Harbor
Airport recorded 3.29 inches of rain, which broke the all-time calendar day
record total of 2.91 inches. That record was set in 1933. In Nevada, an Indian
reservation was evacuated after more than four inches of rain fell on the town
of Moapa in a two-hour period. The rain was due in part to the remnants of
eastern Pacific Hurricane Norbert. These tropical-type storms occur only once
every five to 10 years in Arizona and result in prolonged, widespread rain.
Monsoon storms, by comparison, are shorter and much more isolated.
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