The word monsoon is derived from the arabic word mausim, which means season. Supercell thunderstorm monsoon season cottonwood, arizona on july 29, 2017. Southern arizona is also especially active, since its closer to the moisture source during the season. This storm blew over chase field tuesday night, aug. I got rain last night in scottsdale, as my car is now a big dusty turd. July 1825, 2017 watson lake, prescott every tom, dick, and deborah harry were telling us its going to be hot. The monsoon season in phoenix phoenix arizona waterfront. The old farmer s almanac s extended forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities. With austin lyon, katherine hughes, yvette monreal, eve plumb. Turbulence a monsoon tale phoenixarizona, 2017 on vimeo. Phoenix arizonas unpredictable monsoon season officially begins saturday. The official monsoon season startsjune 15 and ends sept.
Early monsoon teased tucson, but season officially begins. Phoenix, arizona hit by monsoon, dust storm, cancelling. The monsoon season officially wraps up saturday after an unspectacular showing in phoenix. Dust storms are common during arizonas monsoon season, which runs from midjune to the end of september. Arizona s monsoon status arizona s monsoon is the northern extent of the north american monsoon, which begins in early june in central and southern mexico. Arizona, as well as other regions of the world, including india and thailand, experience a monsoonal season where high temperatures, high winds, and high rainfall can result in potentially disastrous conditions. Since 2008, june 15th is the first day of the monsoon, and september 30th is the last day of this season when the weather can get really intense. Or, perhaps most likely, it will be just about average. Monsoons adot arizona department of transportation.
Daily star photographers captured the 2017 monsoon season around tucson and southern arizona. The storm had some indications of a vortex signature. Systematic mapping and observations of the physical. The updated definition of the monsoon identifies a season that lasts for 108 days with defined start and end dates of june 15 and sept 30. Arizona monsoon season just started according to oldschool. Monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the university of arizona. The monsoon season arrives in sedona sedona, arizona. In 2008, national weather service officials decided to consider june 15september 30 as the u.
After all, since monsoon season is a season, most people should not be concerned with whether or not a particular dust storm. Much of southern and eastern new mexico, and northern and western texas, received over 300% of average precipitation over the past 30 days. Arizonas summer monsoon season has been a lively one. This is the arizona monsoon, a seasonal phenomenon that gets its name from the arabic word mausim, which means season or windshift. Nov 02, 2017 this feature is not available right now. A guide to arizonas monsoon season by teresa on aug. If i could deal with minnesota weather for 63 years i think i can figure out how to deal with arizonas. The onset of the 2018 monsoon season is just days away. Technically, the arizona monsoon begins after the third consecutive day of dew points above 55 f. Jan 15, 2018 after debating whether i should make a monsoon 2017 video, i decided to do a short version this year. Arizonas monsoon season begins in june and continues through september. Arizonas monsoon season drives earth fissure activity december 3, 2017 jonathan duhamel this article is reposted from the arizona geological survey emagazine.
The monsoon season in phoenix phoenix arizona waterfront homes. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago, the scientists report. Before the heat hits in the spring to prepare it for the summer. Monsoon 2017 since midjuly, the majority of monsoon storms have been located north of del rio, texas figure 10. Light strikes over the the tanque verde wash, partially filled with standing water from runoff on tanque verde loop rd. The southwest monsoon season begins soon, and heres what. Nov 21, 2017 oddly enough, arizona has an earth fissure season. To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of the 2020 old farmers almanac, available online and in stores. Mike christy arizona daily star since 2008, the national weather service has decreed a monsoon.
As the arizona monsoon season begins on june 15, conditions are such that meteorologists cant pin down what is expected to happen. Monsoon 2017 monsoon season has officially begun in the southwest u. The onset of monsoon activity seemed to arrive late in tucson this year, although residents have been rewarded for their patience by a surge of almost daily storms in the region since july 10. Storms, dust storms, lightnings, rain, sometimes all combined is pounding this semideserted state and is turbulence a monsoon tale phoenix arizona, 2017 on vimeo.
Monsoon season 2017 rain, difference, visiting arizona. Jul 17, 2017 published on jul 17, 2017 me and my friend were seeing the awesome thunder love monsoon season. With it comes higher humidity, which can lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms and extreme heat. Arizona summer monsoon season precipitation mapping the maps below are focused on capturing unique elements of the summer monsoon season across arizona including total precipitation, intensity, and frequency of precipitation events. Apparently so because in 2008 the national weather service decided to make it simpler and set firm dates for the beginning and end of the arizona monsoon season. Arizonas summer monsoon doesnt officially begin until this friday, june 15, but the humidity started creeping up last week. Southwest monsoon season in arizona, although the thunderstorms. Most of the rain came in a few storms in late july and early august. Supercell thunderstorm monsoon season cottonwood, arizona. Jul 30, 2017 supercell thunderstorm monsoon season cottonwood, arizona on july 29, 2017. Arizona s monsoon season begins in june and continues through september. Desert south west monsoon season part two duration. Published on jul 17, 2017 me and my friend were seeing the awesome thunder love monsoon season.
Stormy weather already has arrived in southeastern arizona and the sierra madre occidental range in northern mexico. The moistureladen monsoon air travels north to arizona and new mexico, encouraged by the pressure difference between the hot, parched southwestern air and the cooler mexican air. Long range forecasts are regional, not cityspecific. The term monsoon comes from the arabic word mausim meaning season or wind shift.
Monsoon season gets longer, arizona, 27 replies the monsoon season, phoenix area, 11 replies tucson monsoon season night time weatherwithout the monsoon season. Aug 11, 2017 if i could deal with minnesota weather for 63 years i think i can figure out how to deal with arizona s. Jun 14, 2019 phoenix arizonas unpredictable monsoon season officially begins saturday. Hitormiss 2017 monsoon season coming to end in arizona. Arizonas monsoon season drives earth fissure activity e. Jun 27, 2018 daily star photographers captured the 2017 monsoon season around tucson and southern arizona. However, the national weather service decided to take the guesswork out of the start and end dates and officially. Adot urges drivers to be prepared for summer storms. July 1825, 2017 watson lake, prescott every tom, dick, and deborah harry were telling us its going to be hot when they heard of our plans to visit arizona in july. Prior to 2008, the phoenix area monsoon season was considered to start when there were three consecutive days that the dew point averaged 55 degrees or higher, but in 2008 the national weather service decided to take the guesswork out of monsoon start and end dates. The monsoon is a season, during which the dry westerly winds that persist through fall, winter and spring shift to moist southerly winds, bringing thunderstorm activity into arizona. In the hot desert monsoon season of arizona, two best friends have trouble letting go of each other after a tragedy rips them apart. Arizonas summer monsoon still no match for indias uanews.
In summer 2017, we saw some substantial fissure activity in cochise and maricopa county. Arizona made up for one of those deaths during 2016s monsoon season. The 2017 southwest monsoon is weeks away, and the national weather service has released its forecast for the upcoming wet season. February 2020 long range weather forecast for desert southwest. We just entered arizonas monsoon season according to this oldschool method kelsey mo, the republic published 10.
Sheet flow from monsoon rains is a chief mechanism for initiating earth fissure activity. Arizonas monsoon is classified as a largescale weather pattern that occurs. Video shot on 1617th of july from buckeye, arizona to litchfield park, arizona around 22002300. During the monsoon, thunderstorms are fueled by daytime. While dramatic thunderstorms are the big stars of the monsoon, its the seasonal shift in wind, from about midjune to midseptember, that defines the phenomenon.
See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days for the desert southwest region. This is part 1 of a 3 series showcasing my journey around arizona during monsoon season. Anyway i thought i shared this with you guys, not much but if something ha. For years, arizonas summer stormy season wasnt regarded as a fullfledged monsoon. Jul 17, 2017 monsoon season gets longer, arizona, 27 replies the monsoon season, phoenix area, 11 replies tucson monsoon season night time weatherwithout the monsoon season. Lightning touches down with a rain cell northwest of town on july 31, 2017, west of tucson, ariz. Up until 2008, the arrival of arizonas monsoon varied from year to year in both start date and duration. Maps are updated once a day from june 15 september 30th using gridded precipitation data nominally 4km by 4km provided by the national weather service advanced. The 2017 arizona monsoon season will finish up just a little below average.
We recommend arizona residents have your system maintained. After debating whether i should make a monsoon 2017 video, i decided to do a short version this year. The monsoon season officially begins thursday, june 15 and runs until sept. Violent arizona monsoon july 16th and 17th, 2017 youtube. Monsoon season 2017 rain, difference, visiting arizona az page 7 citydata forum citydata forum u. During each summer the monsoon season starts in arizona.
Two ingredients are necessary to produce the monsoon. Summer 2017 temperature outlook from the weather company. Arizona monsoon season just started according to old. This article showcases revised earth fissure maps for parts of cochise, maricopa, and pinal counties, as well as case studies of one new tator hills and one reactivated fissure apache junction. Before and after monsoon season to make sure the system is running fine this advice especially applies to homes with ac units reaching around 10 years of age.
The maps below are focused on capturing unique elements of the summer monsoon season across arizona including total precipitation, intensity, and frequency of precipitation events. On average, this occurs around july 7 and continues for the next two months. First warning weather withcuyler diggspresent a look at monsoon 2017. Jul 19, 2017 monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the university of arizona. Monsoon accessorize limited, 1 nicholas road, london w11 4an, registered number. Arizonas monsoon status arizonas monsoon is the northern extent of the north american monsoon, which begins in early june in central and southern mexico. Monsoon 2017 the monsoon season officially ended on september 30 th. Monsoon had a late start but it sure came with a bang. The north american monsoon, variously known as the southwest monsoon, the mexican monsoon, the new mexican monsoon, or the arizona monsoon, is a pattern of pronounced increase in thunderstorms and rainfall over large areas of the southwestern united states and northwestern mexico, typically occurring between july and mid september. If you wanted to experience the real deal, you had to. Supercell thunderstorm monsoon season cottonwood, arizona on. Jul 12, 2017 we just entered arizonas monsoon season according to this oldschool method kelsey mo, the republic published 10.567 1236 1003 521 977 1220 1489 443 533 1540 1237 492 1341 131 98 118 490 369 515 73 472 468 39 1514 2 321 49 234 604 576 908 805 513 114 674 817 1278 1223 180