While I was obviously less than enthused about Paine's remnants essentially canceling my plans to go to Colorado this week during a long planned 7 day off stretch, and I found it to be more or less a nuisance as the rains in Arizona did not really fall on Phoenix's watershed (though the extreme upper Verde area got some decent totals), Paine did have some positive impacts in areas that really needed precipitation. Not in Arizona, so much, but California.
Mountain San Jacinto officially picked up 1.95 inches, and probably got more near the summit. The station reports from 8616', at what I assume is the upper tram stop. Lots of precipitation all along the extreme southern California Costals in San Diego County, and down in to Mexico. I would think that Picacho Del Diablo got a good amount, too. It's either too late or too early to do much, but it can help the trees for next year, even if they aren't growing. Mount Laguna reports 1.62 inches, which is probably very good for mid-September. Normally very dry Palm Springs picked up 92/100ths, Borrego Spring appears to have had 28/100ths, and Ocotillo Wells had 31/100ths.
Nothing more enjoyable than a good hike out of town.