Earliest Monsoon on Record?

 

Are we headed towards setting a new and ominous record for the earliest monsoon in the history of Phoenix?  The Valley of the Sun?

 

Certainly, since looking out over the desert on Sunday evening south of Chandler and seeing lightening dancing across the sky reminded me of monsoon season on May 17th!

 

The trend appears present.  One house in Surprise destroyed by lightening and a microburst on the east side took out electrical service for approximately 10,000 homes.

 

The North American continent is known for having the most violent weather on the planet.  Certainly we’ve seen a lot of tornadic activity, flooding and “snow hurricanes” during this recent winter.

 

If so, the Valley may be headed for a summer of violent weather, alternating between humid and scorching.  The propensity for more microbursts than usual and a lot of property damage is there.  This summer may test our patience and our endurance.

 

 

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