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