Monsoon Damage

How to Best Survive a Monsoon in Arizona

Monsoon Season

Summer is here and for the next three months the monsoon will rule the Arizona weather. Featuring dazzling displays of lightning, powerful winds that will rip off roofs and uproot trees, and pounding rain that will flood washes and sweep away cars and homes.

What is the monsoon?

According to the National Weather Service, the word […]

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Monsoon Safety Tips

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department offers the following safety tips to help Valley residents prepare for the various weather events that make up the monsoon:

Thunderstorms and lightning: If you can hear thunder, then you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Take shelter in a sturdy building or a hard-topped vehicle. You should remain […]

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Phoenix Monsoon Season

Arizona residents endure a heavy monsoon (summer thunderstorm) season. Arizona experiences more severe storms and rainy weather than other states. When a severe storm spawn a microburst the rainfall levels can be exponential. High winds, dust and severe downpours result in flash flooding that can damage homes and businesses during the monsoon season.

Beginning in 2008, […]

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Monsoon Season Can Cause Storm Damage in Phoenix

The monsoon season is on the verge of arrival in Arizona by late June. Temperatures soar into the 100/s and humidity increases as the storms brew. Grasses dry out in the sun and shade is at a premium everywhere. Once the wind picks up and clouds start rolling in you know that the summer storm […]

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Monsoon Season Storms in Arizona

In Arizona, known as The Valley of the Sun, temperatures can regularly top 100′. The higher temps in Phoenix & Scottsdales are going to signal the onset of monsoon season storms. Heatwaves are a triggering mechanism that starts the thunderstorms that will turn into monsoons over the summer rainy seasonar.

While monsoon season raises the average […]

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