Arizona Monsoon Outlook 2013

It is Arizona’s monsoon season now thru Sept 30. This is our season of high temperatures, high winds, and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather.

Serious damage can occur from high winds. Common damage from monsoon storms are usually roofs, uprooted trees and damaged power lines. Power outages are frequent around the Valley, and flash floods can make road travel dangerous, if not impossible.

The term “monsoon” comes from the Arabic “mausim” meaning “season” or “wind shift.”

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3 Responses to Arizona Monsoon Outlook 2013

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    What sort of effects does it have on your ranch Elizabeth ? What can you do to prepare for it ?

    • tbnranch says:

      We flood like everybody else! The property is built to divert water from the house so there never any damage. The winds and dust storms are worse in my opinion. 60+ mph winds have taken my trees more than once – and they do cause damage. It’s expensive for the clean up too! This week I had all the trees trimmed short hoping to save them from falling over. Everything is tied down that might take to flight, and now we just wait.

  2. very interesting. I did not know that Arizona had monsoons.

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