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Drivers make their way through a heavy downpour on Highway 69 that hit the Prescott/Prescott Valley area around 4:30 Monday afternoon. The storm hit suddenly and turned the blue sky into almost a night-time black sky.

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Prescott faced an unusual monsoon this year, characterized by a late start and dry end.That led UofA scientist Zack Guido to appropriately characterize it as a "one-month wonder" in the University of Arizona's Climate Assessment for the Southwest monthly climate outlook report. Most of the rain fell in mid-July through mid-August.

October 4, 2010