Phoenix sets June 5 rainfall record with a measly .01 inch

PHOENIX (AP) — It didn’t take much rain to set a record in Phoenix.

The National Weather Service says the .01 inch of rain recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport by 7 a.m. Friday was the largest amount for June 5.

There has not been any precipitation recorded previously on the date in the desert city.

June is normally dry in Phoenix, but a thunderstorm with moisture from remnants of Tropical Storm Andres provided a bit of a change.

“We’ve now got #RainOnThe5thOfJune. Officially measuring 0.01″ at Sky Harbor. Record broke,” the weather service office said in a Twitter post.

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