Similar to last year, the Arizona monsoon arrived late.  Based on the old dew point rule (3 consecutive days with dew temperatures above 55°), it started on July 22nd.  After four days of storm activity in the Phoenix area, it then quickly went on hiatus.

Fortunately, I was able to take some photographs and enjoy the views from a hill near Ray Road and 44th Street in Ahwatukee (a Phoenix suburb).

The featured image above was taken on Tuesday, July 21st and the following photograph of a distant decaying storm was taken the next day.

A dying Arizona monsoon storm at sunset

On Thursday, the storms had mostly died out by sunset, leaving only high altitude remnants to alight the evening sky.

The setting sun turns storm remnants bright orange