Defined by the National Weather Service, June 15 marks the start of our “official” monsoon season. But last year we really didn’t have one. Is Mother Nature storing up for a “whopper” this summer? It hasn’t happened yet…
Now through the end of September is when we have the greatest likelihood of these big thunderstorms which can include high winds and lots of lightning. Huge storm clouds will build during the day, and then late in the afternoon or early evening the skies will unleash brief but intense downpours. Flash floods are one of the greatest risks during monsoon season.
Sometimes we’ll also get large dust storms called “haboobs.” An intense weather front creates a tall, blinding wall of dust that barrels through the area. Our local meteorologists are great at warning us of these oncoming storms.
If you’re thinking about buying a home near a wash, on a hillside or at the base of a mountain, do your homework and make sure the property is not susceptible to monsoon flooding. I talk a little more about this in my video you can find here on my website: https://www.darrellazluxury.com/helpful-videos/