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.”