Basics of the Arizona Monsoon & Desert Meteorology | School Of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning | Arizona State University

Basics of the Arizona Monsoon & Desert Meteorology | School Of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning | Arizona State University.

This is a good review of our “Season  Season” here in AZ.  Very hot days and increasing humidity to make the next few days here more uncomfortable outside.   At 4,000 ‘ where I am it is generally much more comfortable , relatively speaking, than Tucson and especially Phoenix lower deserts.

 

I have outside things to do everyday, the elevation and mountain effects here make heat more palatable. It becomes a nearly everyday event here to have rain nearby, cooling and clouds most afternoons during the heart of the monsoon.  It can be 110 in Phoenix and in the 60s here with the wonderful wet smells of the “dry-lands” getting their wet on.