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Monsoon storms in the Desert Southwest have begun

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 07:01:30-04

Every summer, places in the United States Desert Southwest receive an extra bit of rain.

Similar to certain parts of the U.S. that experience the seasons — spring, summer, fall and winter. This region experiences a wet or rainy season called the monsoon.

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In a region that receives an average of less than 12 inches of rain a year, and at least a third of that falls over the course of a few months.

All of that rain in a short period of time can lead to flooding problems.

The season typically lasts until mid to late September.