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Monday, September 04, 2006

Arizona Monsoon Storms Can Be Pretty!

For me, this Labor Day weekend was a nice, relaxing few days in the Valley!  As an added bonus, the evening monsoon storms created some of the coolest looking desert skies I've seen in awhile.  But a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some photos taken from my house in North Mesa over the weekend.  None of these photos were altered in any way.  Enjoy!

Looking north on Saturday, September 2nd about 7PM:The calm before a monsoon storm in Mesa, Arizona.Dark skies just before a monsoon storm in Mesa, Arizona.

The picture on the left was taken only 6 minutes before the one on the right...notice how quickly it got dark!  Also notice the bluish tint to the picture on the left...looks like the calm before the storm!  That white powdery residue on the street is from my neighbors backwashing their pool into the street.

Monday, September 4th about 6:30PM:
Rainbow before a monsoon storm in Mesa, AZ.

Stormy skies before a monsoon rainstorm in Mesa, AZ.Both of these pictures were taken at the same time, but the one on the left is looking east, while the picture on the right is looking north.  Don't let the pretty rainbow fool you, the monsoon storm is still on it's way!  Notice the bird flying through this picture is headed west to get away from the storm - smart little birdie!

About 20 minutes later on Monday, September 4th:
The Mesa, AZ sky gets darker each minute as the monsoon clouds move in.The clouds move in as the sun sets over Mesa, AZ. 

Both of these pictures are looking northwest.  The one on the left was taken 2 minutes before the one on the right.  The sky is getting darker by the minute now!    

And last but not least, looking to the west (below) is my favorite view of all (except for the power lines!):

Palm trees against the pretty sunset in Mesa, AZ.

Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!  Here are some links to learn more about Home Maintenance for the Arizona Monsoon Season, Inspecting Your Arizona Home After a Monsoon Storm, Arizona Roof Maintenance and the Exterior of Your Home.

Visit Shannon Hubbard's Home Page     Written By: Shannon Hubbard
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Great American Realty, Inc.

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Posted by Shannon Hubbard, AZ Realtor & Computer Guru on September 4, 2006 | Permalink

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