Friday, June 25, 2010

"Doves take Flight"

Today the baby morning doves that took nest at my home took flight, just at about the time of the beginning of our monsoons here in Arizona. Did you know that we had monsoons?

In Arizona, as in other regions of the world including India and Thailand, we experience a monsoon, a season of high temperatures, high winds, and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather.

The term "monsoon" comes from the Arabic "mausim" meaning "season" or "wind shift." Arizona's monsoons officially start on the third consecutive day of dew points above 55 degrees. Generally it is agreed that the monsoon season can start as early as June 15th and last as late as September 30th. In my next blog, I plan to share more about this interesting weather phenomenon.

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