Arizona Monsoon Thunderstorms

What is a Monsoon?

Mention the word “monsoon” to a Phoenix resident, and memories of heavy localized rain, wind gusts, power outages, flash floods and dust storms quickly come to mind.  While most residents primarily think of a thunder storm, the monsoon season is more tied to wind shift rather than precipitation. The term “monsoon” comes from the Arabic “mausim” which means “season” or “wind shift.” During the summer wind shift which brings increased moisture and low pressure in the valley, you have essential ingredients of the monsoon season.

Defining the monsoon season

When I first arrived in Arizona, I asked why a summer rain storm is called a monsoon storm.  The answer I received was that the Arizona monsoon seaon officially begins after the third consecutive day of a dew point above 55 degrees.  On average, this occurred on July 7th and lasted for 2 months.  Was this too confusing? Too technical?  Apparently so because in 2008 the National Weather Service decided to make it simpler and set firm dates for the beginning and end of the Arizona monsoon season.  Since 2008, June 15th is the first day of the monsoon, and September 30th is the last day. During July-August-September the average rainfall is 2.65 inches.

Stupid motorist law and flash floods

Stupid Motorist LawIt may be hard to believe but with the heavy localized rain of a storm during the monsoon season, flooding is a common occurrence. And frequently, flash floods make streets impassable.  Does this stop drivers from attempting to cross a flooded street? Nope. So what happens when a driver attempts to cross a flooded street that is barricaded and they get stuck? They can be fined under what is known as the “Stupid Motorist Law”, ARS 28:910, which went into effect in 1995. This is intended to protect “stupid” motorist, first responders, and help absorb the cost of a rescue.  A helicopter in a rescue situation can cost up to $600/hour in addition to the fire department and police officers.Power Ranch Splash Pad

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$439,000 :: 1658 W GUNSTOCK Loop, Chandler AZ, 85286

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5 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,471 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
Added: 09/25/20, Last Updated: 10/30/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6137137
Community: PECOS RANCH UNIT ONE LOT 1-90 TR A
Tract: PECOS RANCH UNIT ONE LOT 1-90 TR A
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/30/2020 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautifully remodeled & updated 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath w gorgeous lake views in Chandler! Move-in ready home boasts porcelain plank tile w 6 inch baseboards, granite countertops, granite surround fireplace, stained espresso cabinets, newer lighting & plumbing fixtures, & ceiling fans throughout. One bedroom downstairs plus 4 large bedrooms upstairs. Grass backyard includes extended-height block walls all around for privacy, large covered patio w wood-plank ceiling & large 10x12 storage/work shed. You'll love the charming front porch courtyard to enjoy sunsets overlooking the lake. Stunning Pecos Ranch w/4 lakes & mature trees, tennis courts & swimming pool w/amazingly easy access to the Price Corridor employers, Chandler Mall, the 101 & 202. Schedule your showing today!

Listed with eXp Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$449,000 :: 807 NW CORDOBA, LAS PALOMAS Beach, Outside of USA NA,

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,456 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 10/30/20, Last Updated: 10/30/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6154043
Community: LAS PALOMAS BEACH AND GOLF RESORT
Tract: LAS PALOMAS BEACH AND GOLF RESORT
Status: Active


Ocean Front Building 2BD / 2BA!! in an LLC for quick transfer. LUXURIOUS 2BR OCEANFRONT CONDO Partnership opportunity!, in the highly desired Cordoba building. Amazing Old port, Beach & Ocean views from the BEST 2 BR location in Las Palomas. Granite Kitchen Counters, Travertine Bathrooms, European Style Cabinetry. The Units is move-in or rental pool ready. Fully furnished with Brand New Top of the line furniture from Living Spaces and Tuft & Needle Mattresses. Amazing Modern to Industrial Metal Wall Decor throughout the unit and breathtaking Stainless-Steel Appliances.Watch Sunday Night Football on a New Samsung 65'' Flat Screen with a top of the line SONOS Soundbar System on your living room. Additionally, the Unit is also equipped with a 43'' Flat Screen in each bedroom

Listed with Novus Realty Agency


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$434,000 :: 10613 E MINNESOTA Avenue, Sun Lakes AZ, 85248

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,049 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
Added: 10/16/20, Last Updated: 10/30/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6144161
Community: Palo Verde
Tract: Palo Verde
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/30/2020 by 2%
Status: Active


LAKE VIEW home in Palo Verde, Sun Lakes! This 2BR, 2BA Hermosa model sits on the finger lakes in Palo Verde on a N/S lot, perfect for lounging on your patio on those cool, sunny winter afternoons. Home features a kitchen and family room with a breakfast area all looking out at the stunning water views, The master suite is HUGE w/plenty of room for a sitting area looking out at the lake, patio access, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, and a spacious master bath w/jetted tub, dual sinks and a skylight. The spare room, also with vaulted ceilings, is large enough to also serve as an office space. Roof completely redone in 2017 and BOTH AC's replaced in 2018. Exceptional lot so don't miss out! This is your opportunity to enjoy the good life in the gated active adult community of Palo Verde.

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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$434,999 :: 343 W ELEANOR Drive, Payson AZ, 85541

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2 beds, 1.5 baths
Home size: 1,649 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
Added: 10/23/20, Last Updated: 10/30/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6151421
Community: EAST VERDE PARK
Tract: EAST VERDE PARK
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/30/2020 by 0%
Status: Active


Dreams Do Come True! This Beautiful Custom Built Cabin is in the Tonto National Forest & Backs the Verde River.Spectacular Scenic Views of Tall Pine Trees, Cliffs, Wild Life and of course the Tranquil Setting along the River & Canyon.Home features a Large Master Bedroom Suite w-walk-in closet. Master Bathroom with separate Jacuzzi Tub and Shower. 20 Ft Ceilings with Stone inlaid Fireplace, accents the Open Floor Plan that complements the Great Rm. Impressive Kitchen Cabinets, Breakfast Bar & Window Views of the Canyon. Spacious Bedroom downstairs w-private door exiting to the patio. Lg Open Loft for extra quest that also has a second floor walk-out balcony. There is garage storage & covered parking. Double RV Gates & plenty of parking for your RV & Toys.Don't miss out on this incredible

Listed with West USA Realty


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$449,900 :: 1634 S VILLAS Lane, Chandler AZ, 85286

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,288 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 10/06/20, Last Updated: 10/23/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6142598
Community: PECOS RANCH UNIT TWO REPLAT
Tract: PECOS RANCH UNIT TWO REPLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/23/2020 by 4%
Status: Active


**Premium Waterfront Lot in Pecos Ranch!'' Casual elegance welcomes you to this highly-upgraded, model-perfect home. Gourmet kitchen features custom cabinets w/roll-out shelves, island with sink, subzero 28'' refrigerator, Wolf induction stove top with pot filler, built in microwave. INCLUDEDS SOLAR - no lease payments! Beautifully landscaped lot including North-facing backyard oasis with one of the best water front views in Pecos Ranch. Property includes separate seating area by lake - which transfers with the property (most in Pecos don't), faux lawn area. 2-car garage. paint, flooring, fixtures - too much to list. Quiet street minutes to community park, highways, Chandler Mall, terrific Chandler schools. Take a look at the list of upgrades in the documents tab. LOCATION LOCATION!!

Listed with Realty ONE Group


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$430,000 :: 7707 E Lewis Avenue, Scottsdale AZ, 85257

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,050 sq ft
Added: 09/24/20, Last Updated: 09/24/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6137194
Community: Continental Villas East Unit 2
Tract: Continental Villas East Unit 2
Status: Active


Great Investment Opportunity! Beautiful waterfront property with amazing views!! This four bedroom/ 2.5 bath townhome in a great location on a corner lot in the Continental Villas community. Pool is a few steps away and very close proximity to El Dorado Park. Private backyard and covered parking. The home is currently leased with a tenant in place through August 2021. Perfect situation for a rental property with immediate income or for a Vacation Rental! Busy season is coming for Vacation Rentals!

Listed with HomeSmart


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$425,000 :: 20101 N PEPPERMINT Drive, Maricopa AZ, 85138

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,896 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
Added: 09/11/20, Last Updated: 09/20/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6130622
Community: PROVINCE PHASE 11
Tract: PROVINCE PHASE 11
Status: Conditional


Fall in love with this waterfront home situated on a large corner lot! Inside you will find delightful great room floor plan with 2 master bedrooms and a fabulous den. The wide-open kitchen features staggered cabinets, stainless steel appliances, huge island for prep & breakfast bar, granite counters, and walk-in pantry. Master bedroom has double sink vanity and oversized walk-in closet. 2nd master bedroom includes a full bath with a tub/shower combination. Endless glass doors and windows overlook the heated and cooled pool, lovely covered patio, and firepit area w/ramada. Fantastic adult community with lots of amenities. TOO MUCH TO LIST - ASK TO SEE THE LIST OF UPGRADES AND ASSOCIATED COSTS. Forget the others, this home has it all. Make an offer today!

Listed with HomeSmart


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$447,900 :: 1235 N SUNNYVALE -- #49, Mesa AZ, 85205

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,485 sq ft
Added: 09/14/20, Last Updated: 09/14/20
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 6131897
Community: ALTA MESA PARCEL 3
Tract: ALTA MESA PARCEL 3
The price of this listing was last increased on 9/14/2020 by 0%
Status: Active


Step into Perfection! WATERFRONT LOT!! Welcome to the desirable Community of Alta Mesa. Private gated courtyard entry & an Exquisite Remodeled interior w/handsome wood tile ''look'' floors throughout, contemporary palette, soaring ceilings, upgraded lighting/ceiling fans, interior laundry closet, & open floor plan. Stunning new kitchen features pendant lighting, quartz counters, under-mount sink, SS appliances, subway tiled accent wall, decorative shelves, breakfast bar, & plenty of white cabinetry w/stylish hardware. Patio access from great room w/lake views & pavered patio for outdoor entertaining. Generous sized bedrooms, large closets, & 2 upscale baths w/quartz counters, designer tile, & fixtures. Community Heated Pool & Spa.

Listed with Brighton Brokerage & Development L.L.C.


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$435,000 :: 383 E Jack Mountain Loop Loop, Young AZ, 85554

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,809 sq ft
Lot Size: 41,818 sq ft
Added: 08/02/20, Last Updated: 08/02/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6111745
Community: Rose Creek Ranch
Tract: Rose Creek Ranch
Status: Active


Rose Canyon Ranch. Located between Young and Roosevelt Lake on Hwy 288. Off Grid-Solar with well. Upgrade Septic. 2 story Log Cabin-3 bedroom, 2 bath. Huge stone fireplace. 2156 sq ft. 2 car garage. Several open porches and a covered patio. Has WiFi!! Open living area.Poderosa Pine, Cottonwoods, and Oak Trees. Blackberry bushes-make your own jam. Rose Creek flows through the back of property. Mountain Ferns. This property is like a oasis in the mountains. 5,200'. One could not build this property for what the seller is asking. It's not even close. It's like the land comes free.Elk, Turkey, Mule & Coues Whitetail Deer, Black Bear and other wild creatures are your neighbors. Hunting Unit 23 South. This property is a sanctuary for all types of birds, Turkeys, Hawks, Eagles, Hummingbirds.

Listed with National Land Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


 

 

 

 

 

Valley firefighters carried out several water rescues in the morning. Cost for emergency personnel at a water rescue starts around $4,000.

 

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