Monsoon season is here!

July 25, 2008 8:47pm CST
The State of Arizona that I live in, even though a desert, has an annual "monsoon season" from June 15-Sept 15. The storms would put anything that Florida can boast of. We get approximately 1" (2.5cm) per hour of torrential rain, sometimes for 8-10 hours. We normally will have several idiots drown when they try to drive across a dip in the road with running water. Flash flooding is common. Last year, a troop of Boy Scouts were camping in an Arroyo (dry creek bed). They all were lost. We have absolutely spectacular lightening displays. Here, our lightening is mostly horizontal (cloud to cloud) rather than the vertical lightening that kills about 600 people a year in Florida. Unfortunately, the monsoons normally knock out communications (telephone, cellphones, Internet), but they're usually restored in a few hours. How is the weather in your part of the world?
4 responses
@raydene (9874)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I know just what you mean. I used to live between Edwards Air Force Base and Lancaster, California right in the Mojave..and you know why all the roads have the flood dips at intersections if you have experienced the rains..but then the poppies ...bright yellow heaven..begins. xoxoxoxoxo
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 08
Hello Vladilyich1, There is not much to say about the weather in my country. It is hot and humid throughout the year and we do get rains once awhile. The rainy season is always towards the end of the year and the worst was last year where most of the southern parts got flooded for almost 2-3 months.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Been waiting for some of that rain to work its way up here. Can ya think of a way to have the wind blow it this way? We dearly need some rain . Here at our house we see maybe 100 drops and that has been it in months!
• Canada
26 Jul 08
Dear Sexy Husband. If you are posting this now, that must mean the internet is up and running, and if the internet is up and running then the pone and hydro are up and runnin. I hope they'll be up when I get home after 11. Thanks for starting a discussion on here today. I started two, which I happily noticed you've already discovered. Thank you!! Weather here is hot and sunny. It was so hot today that the air conditioning in the coffee shop almost froze me till I adjusted. Anyway, keep up the good work, and I hope nothing gets knocked out. I think the people who maintain the towers, are finally getting the hang of how to keep them running. I love you. Love Your Favourite Wife.