In the Valley of the Sun, summer temperatures often exceed 100*. With these higher summer temps come thunderstorms that evolve into monsoons.
Monsoons bring an increased level of humidity, but also welcomed rain to our dry Valley. In Arizona, we welcome monsoon season despite the humidity it brings, as the desert also often needs this water.
Monsoon season is unusual when compared to other parts of the country in that it is both excessively hot and raining – an odd pairing.
When dealing with monsoons as a local or as someone who owns property, it is important to keep in mind that damage can get worse over time. Moist wall damage, for example, can eventually lead to mold if untreated.