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Old 07-22-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Victoria Woods, CA
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We do, although I know the humidity stinks, the payoff in the natural beauty is well worth it. So nice to see everything come alive with such a little water and what gorgeous skies with the dramatic mix of clouds drifting past the mountains. The rumbling and lightening of a good thunderstorm is always pleasant. As an added bonus, we saw 2 bright rainbows yesterday from the deck.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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When storms bring in cooler temps, as with last night, I enjoy it. The humidity is a drag.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Managed to turn off the ac and slept with the windows open. I love this time of year.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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We have had the best monsoon in years in my part of the world with over two and a half inches in the bucket. But last night was the return of the more normal dust storm and two drops of rain pattern. The pool is a mess, the air is awful with its humidity and dirt this morning. I can live without that. I am looking forward to the end of the monsoon and the return of the dry days, cool nights, and long shadows of September.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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Ours was the opposite yesterday. We FINALLY got some real rain (0.98") out of yesterday's storm, usually it's just been dust and a few sprinkles. The East/Southeast Valley always seems to get more but this time us people in the North/Northwest got the good stuff.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Victoria Woods, CA
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Ours was the opposite yesterday. We FINALLY got some real rain (0.98") out of yesterday's storm, usually it's just been dust and a few sprinkles. The East/Southeast Valley always seems to get more but this time us people in the North/Northwest got the good stuff.
OMGoodness, Hx_Guy, us Northeasterners thought we got the good stuff yesterday...it was absolutely great precip!
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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I don't mind the rain or cooler temps but the dust and high winds you can keep. I just cleaned up the yard/pool and it is trashed again.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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I don't mind the rain or cooler temps but the dust and high winds you can keep. I just cleaned up the yard/pool and it is trashed again.
Pretty much sums it up for me, too. And I don't have a pool.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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The "monsoon" here is so mild that it's simply the same kind of tropical summer weather most of the continent gets this time of year, and a nice departure from desert conditions. Phoenix and other cities in the southwest are some of the only places where it's actually nice to see rain.

The night temps are a nice relief.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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The "monsoon" here is so mild that it's simply the same kind of tropical summer weather most of the continent gets this time of year, and a nice departure from desert conditions. Phoenix and other cities in the southwest are some of the only places where it's actually nice to see rain.

The night temps are a nice relief.
It is really not the same as the rest of the continent experiences. Read all about it:

North American Monsoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As for the rain being enjoyable, yes, that is a little weird. When we travel to other places we always hope it rains and we stand outside like Zonie turkeys staring at the stuff when it does.
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