Monsoon Storm



Late summer marks the peak of heat on the Colorado Plateau’s high desert and coincides with the monsoon season, which is known for probable afternoon thunderstorms. The Southwest’s monsoon season typically runs from mid-July to mid-September. Thunderstorms, characterized by lightning and thunder, commonly occur in the afternoon, although they can arise at any time.

These monsoon thunderstorms often bring intense rain, leading to flash floods in canyon areas. The storms can be abrupt and forceful, causing water levels to surge quickly downstream due to heavy rainfall, even if the originating storm is miles away. For hikers in Utah, the monsoon season is particularly noteworthy as many popular camping and recreational sites are prone to flash flooding.

Location: Green River OverlookCanyonlands National Park.

Media: Fine Art Landscape Prints