Nancy's Almanac, July 9, 2013: U.S. monsoon season arrives
This July 4, 2013, photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows parts of the the Pecos Wilderness in the Santa Fe National Forest damaged by the Jaroso Fire. The 17-square-mile blaze remained at 0 percent containment and officials still feared that heavy rains, while helping control the blaze, could affect several communities, homes, roads, and other infrastructure adjacent to and downstream from the burned area. The inferno’s charred damage has left potential for flash flooding, mud and debris flows as monsoon season looms.
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 1:34 am, Tue May 20, 2014.
“Monsoon” isn't a word most people associate with weather in the United States but there is a monsoon season that arrives each summer in the Southwest, and it has an indirect effect on weather across the rest of the country.
The monsoon season typically gets under way quickly in July, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. It brings a shift from relatively hot, dry weather to relatively cool, rainy weather.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:34 am.