Palm Springs sees wettest day of 2022, prompting street closures

September 10, 2022

Travelers driving along Hwy 111 manuever through a light rain in Palm Desert, Calif., Sept. 9, 2022.

A relentless warmth wave throughout southern California and the Coachella Valley ended Friday with the world’s first rainfall in nearly three months.

Palm Springs acquired almost a half inch of rainfall (0.46) as of 9 p.m., making it the wettest day of the yr, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service.

No metropolis within the desert was spared of its largest soaking in 2022. Palm Desert acquired probably the most rain of any space of the Coachella Valley by Friday night, selecting up 0.91 inches as of 9 p.m. The Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, which had seen the heaviest rains within the valley earlier within the day, recorded 0.81 inches as of 9 p.m. Mecca additionally recorded heavy rains with 0.79 as of 9 p.m., in response to the Nationwide Climate Service.

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