As Arizonans know, all those stories we tell the relatives and tourists about it being a dry heat is part truth, part myth.
Yes, the summer scorch annually enveloping us this time of year is typically dry. But not always.
The sweltering monsoon season – the time of year that gives lie to those claims about the allegedly tolerable summer temps in our desert regions -- is upon us.
And with it comes the rain – those often-sensational, often-intense, occasionally dangerous summer storms.