Tall Tales From The Field

Monsoonal Moisture In Northern Arizona

I love the monsoon season in Northern Arizona. From July to early September, dramatic skies form above the parched desert landscape.  The rains provide some relief from the scorching 100 degree(F) temperatures. Rainbows, large puffy clouds, violent storm cells and electricity filled up the Arizona Sky.

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm near the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

Storm clouds appear over the Northern Arizona landscape.

 

Lightning strikes at The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

Shafts of light beam down onto the Northern Arizona landscape near the Grand Canyon

 

Lightning strikes at The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

 

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3 responses

  1. Great dramatic storm clouds, Michael – love the sun motes and rainbows and I hope you are staying safe amidst the lightning bolts!

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    September 8, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    • Thanks Eliza. From where I camp, I have a large view of the storms coming and going although one recent morning at 3am, I had to jump out of my tent and into my truck because the lightning and thunder was really close

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      September 8, 2015 at 9:21 AM

      • Glad to hear you have a back-up plan – lightning is not to be messed with at all!

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        September 8, 2015 at 9:26 AM

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