Monsoon in Southern Arizona: Essential Tips for Visitors (and Residents!)

PicturedA dramatic scene captures a bolt of lightning striking the ground next to a tall palm tree in Marana, Arizona
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How would you describe the monsoon to a new resident or visitor who hasn’t experienced it before?

PicturedAfter spending 25 years in Tucson, Christiansen is a monsoon expert with extensive knowledge and stories to share.
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Are there any record-breaking monsoon years that stand out for you?

PicturedA bolt of lightning strikes the ground near Marana, Arizona.
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Do you recall any extraordinary weather events that occurred during past monsoon that stand out in your memory?

PicturedA storm over Ragged Top Mountain as seen from Marana, Arizona.
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Why is Southern Arizona prone to flooding during monsoon?

PicturedA storm over the railroad tracks in Marana, Arizona.
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What role does dew point play in the monsoon?

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A rainbow over Marana with a cloud filled sky. Some trees can be seen along the bottom of the photo
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