Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Arizona Monsoon

Now just a couple of weeks ago this whole back area was nothing but brown. Well, not anymore, green is the the color and that would be due to all of the rain that we have had in the last month. Monsoon started July 1st, and here we are just one month into the season and we have already had 8.13-8.85 inches of rain fall. Last year was a record year for the monsoon and our 3 month total came out to about 13-15 inches depending on where you were in Southern Arizona. This week the forecast is for lots more rain, and I'm thinking we may just break the record high from last year, after all we are off to a really great start so far. With the blue skies this morning I'm guessing that the rain will wait to roll in till sometime later this afternoon or early evening time. The news pages this morning were filled with stories about mudslides, rock slides and major flooding going on around the state. One very sad story out of the Tucson area about a gentleman that died because of getting trapped in his vehicle in a wash yesterday. Firemen could get to him to get him out of the vehicle due to him being wedge under a bridge and the water levels and flow being to much. They had to wait for the water to go down some to get to him. So not all things the monsoon brings are good.
I hope everyone is having a good day, and be safe.

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