Arizona Dust Storm and Monsoon Pictures

Phoenix Dust Storm, July 2004

Judy Hedding

Summer Means Dust, Wind and Rain Storms in Phoenix

Arizona has a lot of desert, and the desert is a dusty place. The Sonoran Desert in Arizona covers both the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, where dust storms are common during certain times of the year.

Some people confuse dust storms with monsoon storms. We do have monsoon in Phoenix, and there are dust storms and occasional rain during that season. The Arizona monsoon usually begins in July and ends in September. But we have dust storms at other times of the year, too.

Whether it is monsoon in Arizona or not, dust storms can be frightening--and beautiful! Enjoy these pictures of Arizona dust storms and monsoon storms. If you have pictures of Arizona storms that you'd like to add to the photo gallery, here's how you do it. Please tell me the date of the photo, and where, approximately, it was taken.

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Phoenix Dust Storms

Phoenix Dust Storm, July 2004
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © 2005 Judy Hedding, licensed to About.com

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2005
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2005
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2004
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2004
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2004
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2004
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Chandler Dust Storm

Chandler Dust Storm at Sunbird Golf Resort, July 2004
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © Bill Blankstyn, used with permission

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Phoenix Dust Storm

Phoenix Dust Storm, June 2006
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © 2006 Judy Hedding, licensed to About.com

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Phoenix Dust Storm

Phoenix Dust Storm, June 2006
Arizona Dust Storm Photo © 2006 Judy Hedding, licensed to About.com

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Gilbert Dust Storm

After a Phoenix Dust Storm, June 2006
Photo © 2006 Stephen Forbes, used with permission.

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From the photographer: "This shot was taken in Gilbert on the 7th of June just after a killer dust storm with heavy rain. The photo is a result of dust in the air as well as me telling my camera that it was indoors under tungsten light. The result was the enhanced purple and gold tones. I shot one photo a minute for half an hour in an attempt to capture the entire color spectrum. The shot before this one is lighter and the one after it is heading to blue. This lasted for 60 seconds!!!"

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Carefree Monsoon Storm

Monsoon Sunset Photo
Monsoon Sunset Photo © Brad Lawrence, used with permission.

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West Phoenix Dust Storm

Dust Storm Rainbow Photo
Dust Storm Rainbow Photo © Chip, used with permission.

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Phoenix Dust Storm

Phoenix Dust Storm, April 2007
Dust Storm Photo © 2007 Judy Hedding, licensed to About.com

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Phoenix Dust Storm

Phoenix Dust Storm, April 2007
Dust Storm Photo © 2007 Judy Hedding, licensed to About.com

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Monsoon Clouds

Arizona Monsoon Photo
Monsoon Photo © Brad Lawrence, used with permission.

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Monsoon Rain

Arizona Monsoon Rain Photo
Monsoon Photo © July 30, 2007 Veronica Lebron, Surprise, AZ, used with permission.

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Monsoon Dust

Phoenix Dust Storm
© 2007 Judy Hedding

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Monsoon Dust

Phoenix Dust Storm
© 2007 Judy Hedding

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Monsoon Rainbow

Monsoon Rainbow
Monsoon Rainbow Photo © Trish Gunther, used with permission.

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Arizona Monsoon Sky

Monsoon Sky
Monsoon Sky Photo © 2008 Judy Hedding

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Arizona Monsoon Sky

Monsoon Sky
Monsoon Sky Photo © 2008 Judy Hedding

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Arizona Monsoon Storm

Arizona Monsoon Storm
© Ayesha Saeed, used with permission

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Arizona Monsoon Storm

Arizona Monsoon Storm
© Ayesha Saeed, used with permission

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Arizona Monsoon Storm

Arizona Monsoon Storm
© Ayesha Saeed, used with permission

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Phoenix Monsoon Storm Damage

Arizona Monsoon Damage
© 2008 Jeff Hedding, used with permission.

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Phoenix Monsoon Storm Damage

Arizona Monsoon Damage
© 2008 Jeff Hedding, used with permission.

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Phoenix Monsoon Storm Damage

Arizona Monsoon Damage
© 2008 Jeff Hedding, used with permission.

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Phoenix Monsoon Storm Damage

Arizona Monsoon Damage
© 2008 Jeff Hedding, used with permission.

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Phoenix Monsoon Storm Damage

Arizona Monsoon Damage
© 2008 Dan Raustadt, Bigger Picture Images, used with permission.

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Phoenix Monsoon Storm Damage

Arizona Monsoon Damage
© 2008 Dan Raustadt, Bigger Picture Images, used with permission.

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Arizona Monsoon Storm

Arizona Monsoon Storm
JD Brummer for As Eye See Photography, used with permission

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Arizona Dust Storm

Arizona Dust Storm
JD Brummer for As Eye See Photography, used with permission

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Queen Creek Monsoon

Arizona Monsoon in Queen Creek
© Lindsey Schussman, used with permission

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Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm

Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm
© Merle Shown, used with permission.

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Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm

Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm
© Merle Shown, used with permission.

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Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm

Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm
© Merle Shown, used with permission.

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South Phoenix Monsoon Rain

Arizona Monsoon Rain
© Samuel Tyree Williams (age 10), used with permission.

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Rio Salado After the Rain

Rio Salado
© Elizabeth Smith, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, used with permission.

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Rio Salado After the Rain

Rio Salado
© Elizabeth Smith, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, used with permission.

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Monsoon Sky in Buckeye

Monsoon Sky in Buckeye
© C.C. Buckeye AZ, used with permission

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Phoenix Haboob

Haboob in Phoenix AZ
© 2011 Judy Hedding

On July 5, 2011 The Greater Phoenix area was enveloped by a massive wall of dust, called a haboob.

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Haboob in Phoenix, Arizona

Haboob in Phoenix AZ
© 2011 Judy Hedding

On July 5, 2011 The Greater Phoenix area was enveloped by a massive wall of dust, called a haboob.

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Phoenix Haboob - Fast and Wide

Haboob in Phoenix AZ
© 2011 Judy Hedding

On July 5, 2011 The Greater Phoenix area was enveloped by a massive wall of dust, called a haboob.

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Monsoon Lightning in Sedona, Arizona

Lightning in Sedona, Arizona
© Michael R. Venokur, use with permission

The red rocks of Sedona, Arizona are lit up by lightning during a monsoon storm in Sedona, Arizona.

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Wall of Dust in Cave Creek, Arizona

Monsoon in Cave Creek, Arizona
© Nicole LeBeau, use with permission

Monsoon in the Phoenix area doesn't always mean rain -- sometimes it just means a lot of dust.

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Lightning in Cave Creek, Arizona

Lightning in xave Creek, AZ
© Michael R. Venokur, used with permission.

Monsoon thunderstorm in Cave Creek, Arizona on July 30, 2011.

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Monsoon in Scottsdale

Arizona Monsoon in Scottsdale
Monsoon Photo © Brad Lawrence, used with permission.

Monsoon storms usually take place in the late afternoon or evening. In this photo the ominous dark skies indicate that a storm is on the way.

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Monsoon Dust Storm in Peoria

Dust storm on July 18, 2011
© Isabel Theile Graves, used with permission.

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Monsoon Dust Storm in a Northwest Neighborhood

Dust storm on July 18, 2011.
© Isabel Theile Graves, used with permission.

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Monsoon Dust Storm

Dust storm on July 18, 2011 in Phoenix
© Cindy Bilsing, used with permission.

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Monsoon Sky

Monsoon skies in Phoenix, Arizona
© Cindy Bilsing, used with permission.

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Haboob in a Southeast Neighborhood

Haboob in Gilbert, Arizona
© Steve Forbes, used with permission.

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Scottsdale Dust Storm

A wall of dust during a monsoon storm
© Isabel Theile Graves, used with permission

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Scottsdale Dust Storm

A wall of dust during a monsoon storm
© Isabel Theile Graves, used with permission

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Monsoon at the Mogollon Rim

Monsoon at the Mogollon Rim
© Tina Bannochie, used with permission

The Mogollon Rim in Arizona is north of the Phoenix area. Often referred to as just "the Rim", it includes the areas around Payson, Arizona.

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Monsoon Lightning - Gold Canyon, AZ

Monsoon Lightning Gold Canyon, AZ
© Kel Kerschen, used with permission

Learn more about monsoon storms in Phoenix.

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Monsoon Sky Over the Superstitions

Monsoon Sky Over the Superstitions
© Kel Kerschen, used with permission

This is a different perspective of our summer monsoon storm. It's the beauty that remains when the storm is over. Learn more about monsoon storms in Phoenix.

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Monsoon Lightning Storm

Arizona Monsoon Lightning Storm
© Kel Kerschen, used with permission

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Haboob!

Haboob forming over Estrella Mtns in AZ
© Tim Roberts, used with permission

Pictures of Arizona dust storms, haboobs and monsoon thunderstorms.

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Haboob!

Haboob forming over Estrella Mtns in AZ
© Tim Roberts, used with permission

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Haboob!

Haboob forming over Estrella Mtns in AZ
© Tim Roberts, used with permission

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Haboob!

Haboob forming over Estrella Mtns in AZ
© Tim Roberts, used with permission

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Haboob!

Haboob forming over Estrella Mtns in AZ
© Tim Roberts, used with permission

Pictures of Arizona dust storms, haboobs and monsoon thunderstorms.

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Scottsdale Monsoon Dust Storm

Dust Storm in Scottsdale
Werner Rodorff, used with permission

This photo was taken during the Arizona monsoon of 2016. From the photographer: "Duststorm in Scottsdale taken from my patio on August 21st."

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