Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tucson's First Monsoon Storm of 2012

We're past the "official" start date of the monsoon season (the start date is now June 15 of each year) and it looks like we're getting the first taste of the monsoon storm season in Tucson.

If you're not familiar with weather in southern Arizona, the monsoon storm season is a big deal.  The ground is very hard so very little rain absorbs into the clay-like soil, it floods easily with minimal rain, and the weather is so nice most of the time that its a big deal for the residents here.

The first storm clouds of the 2012 monsoon storm season.
I don't like rain.  It ruins my hair.

Screen capture of the National Weather Service Radar
as monsoon storms move in south to north.