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Prepare for Monsoon Season 

Monsoon Season starts in June 

Arizona's monsoon season officially begins on June 15 and ends September 30 every year. 

You might think that the only serious weather we get in Phoenix is heat, but you'll know differently after you have experienced your first monsoon storm.  Monsoon thunderstorms normally occur mostly in July and August


The season can bring sudden fierce thunderstorms, dust storms, microbursts, and periods of heavy desert rains. Technically, Arizona is said to be set-up for a "monsoon" when we have had more than three consecutive days of dew points of about 55 degrees. The temperature is usually around 105 degrees and the humidity levels increase.

Keep Your Trees Trimmed

One thing that happens year after year is trees that have not been properly trimmed end up going down in the storms.  If trees are close to a home, they can end up crashing into the roof of a home or into the pool causing major damage.  Also a concern is a top heavy tree that falls near a power line it can take the power line down with it.


In order to alleviate losing trees and/or branches and limbs to storm damage, it is recommended that homeowners have their trees trimmed so they are not top heavy and therefore less prone to going down in a monsoon.  Obviously even a good and proper trimming is not a guarantee that you will not lose any trees, but having them trimmed will greatly decrease the chance of loss.


Trimming trees properly is important.  San Tan Landscape can provide this service for you so you don't have a higher risk during the monsoon season

How to Stay Safe

Monsoons can be dangerous.  Please check the following tips to help keep you safe during our potentially dangerous stormy season!

1.   Do not stand near trees or tall poles to avoid being struck by lightning.  Stay in your home or vehicle.

2.   Avoid areas that are prone to flooding.  The rains come swiftly and heavily

3         Do not use a telephone

4         Avoid large farm equipment, golf carts, or other large metal equipment.

5         Dust devils are also associated with monsoons.  Try to avoid getting caught in one.

6         Visibility can be near zero when monsoon thunderstorms are raging.  If driving in a dangerous storm, fine somewhere to safely park your car.

7         If you pull over in your car to the side of the road, do not leave your lights on.  Drivers with little or no visibility behind you may think you are still on the road and follow you.  Smack!

8         Arizona rarely experiences tornadoes.  You might see a microburst now and then.  They, too, are scary.

9         If you are outside hiking or camping, be aware of quick wind shifts, quick cooling of temperature and increasing wind velocity.  These are signals for thunderstorm activity.

10     If you are on a boat, get to land

11     Do not huddle closely together with other people.  Spread out.

12     Avoid wide open areas.

13     If your hair starts to stand on end, that is a sign of electricity and you may be about to be struck by lightning.  Drop to your knees and cover your head.

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         Site Updated: 08/17/2015