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Old 07-01-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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They get worse then this, I'd say thing was about a 5 on a scale of 1-10 for intensity...





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Old 07-01-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I can't wait for the first real haboob to sweep through the valley and the first large downpour to occur! I don't remember exactly when the storm occured, but I moved here last August and shortly after I experienced a storm that dropped the temp. from 111 to 78 degrees...Granted the humidity jumped from 16% to 58% that day...so it was sticky.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Arizona
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The monsoons have been getting later and later... I'm a native, and they used to be way worse than they have been in recent years. Global waming?? And the monsoons only last but a SHORT amount of time... in case anyone was scared by the above pictures... they're really not a big deal.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The monsoons have been getting later and later... I'm a native, and they used to be way worse than they have been in recent years. Global waming?? And the monsoons only last but a SHORT amount of time... in case anyone was scared by the above pictures... they're really not a big deal.
Actually Jen this isn't true and a misconception. My parents remember in the 70's and 80's that there were periods and years that went by that seemed drier, but really storms are unpredictable and patterns are erratic. But yeah, they aren't a big deal, except for the rain is a welcomed changed even if it is a short burst, which is typical. These storms have never produced large quantities of rain in Phoenix and most of the South-Western areas of the state, I believe they have averaged over 2" of rain the last 100 years(last year we received about 2" from the monsoon season). The other 8" of rain typically fall in the cooler time of the year between Dec. and March. Some information for people:

Has the monsoon changed over time?

weather | monsoon | azcentral.com | arizona weather
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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I'll take dust over a blizzard any day.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Do you drive a dodge truck? Looking at some of those pics, it almost looks like the front end on my truck, lol.
And yes, Ive lived in Az long enough to be able to relate to the monsoons, the extreme dry heat, the dust storms, and how long that heat blast lasts out there.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I haven't seen a "good" dust storm in years.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Love the monsoon!
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Nice shots! Ive been in one up near Winslow that was a lot worse than that. Must have been a 8 or a 9 on the scale. There was maybe 30 ft visibility in that storm.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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I was in one two years ago out in surprise that was one of the worst I've ever been in. I had to pull over because I couldn't see the hood of my car even with the headlights on. Only lasted a few minutes but it was spectacular. Thats the only one I can remember being in for several years. I do remember years ago before all the development when the west side would become a series of flash floods.
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