Monday, June 29, 2015


The 2015 monsoon has arrived. But don't feel bad for us. It's not one of those apocalyptic Hollywood-style thunderstorms. It's an annual event in the Southwest, when the prevailing winds switch from the southwest to the southeast which brings low pressure and moisture into the state. Following, as it usually does, a stretch of intense heat the season is welcomed by most Arizonans.

So yesterday the skies darkened, lightning flashed, deafening thunder cracked around us and those rain clouds overhead released their bounty onto the land. (Poetic, ain't I?)

More such storms are promised for the next few days, which could "put a damper" on the Fourth of July parades and fireworks shows and turn the Prescott rodeo into a mud bog.

So it goes in our annual monsoon season.


Thérèse said...

That was though the hardest time to go through every year with the prevailing humidity to put up with day and night for quite a while.

Steve said...

Good for you.

Stephen Hayes said...

Our son told us about monsoon season when he lived in Tempe. I had no idea Arizona had monsoons.

Tom Cochrun said...

That rain looked glorious to we drought stricken Californians. And I especially enjoyed the running commentary between the Catalyst an SWMBO!

Judy said...

You know you are an Arizonan if when it rains you run outside instead of running inside. Yup, that's what I did.

Catalyst said...

The lightning was hitting too close for me to feel safe doing that. But normally I would have! :D