Finally, some serious monsoon rain

This is the Deception Wash crossing at Old Jerome Highway. This crossing floods during every monsoon season, and often requires road closure.  Saturday’s storm was a little different as the water took a slightly different path and ran across the pavement instead of the concrete apron, which caused undercutting and damage to the asphalt.  The road was shut down overnight Saturday, and Clarkdale  Public Works Crews had it reopened Sunday morning.  It then had to be closed again Sunday night due to another storm, and was reopened Monday morning. (Photo courtesy Town of Clarkdale.)

This is the Deception Wash crossing at Old Jerome Highway. This crossing floods during every monsoon season, and often requires road closure. Saturday’s storm was a little different as the water took a slightly different path and ran across the pavement instead of the concrete apron, which caused undercutting and damage to the asphalt. The road was shut down overnight Saturday, and Clarkdale Public Works Crews had it reopened Sunday morning. It then had to be closed again Sunday night due to another storm, and was reopened Monday morning. (Photo courtesy Town of Clarkdale.)

VERDE VALLEY -- Yes, it was wet Sunday. After months of basically bone-dry weather, the area is finally getting the summer monsoon showers

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff reports that the estimated rainfall through 7 p.m. Sunday for Yavapai and southern Coconino counties indicated very heavy rain of 1-2-plus inches including north of Sedona, Camp Verde Cottonwood and Clarkdale, and the Paulden area.

The Weather Underground locally-based spotters showed some of the heaviest rain over the Clarkdale Foothills, with one spotter logging two and one-third inches Sunday with a three day weekend total of four and a quarter inches.

The weather service predicts rainfall throughout this week.

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