Arizona Wineries? You bet.
Monsoon rains and desert warmth make great wine in Arizona. Yes, heavy rains can be common for early July to August. This Southwest Monsoon brings in warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico and close to half of the annual rainfall for Arizona.
How much rain? One such storm brought over 5.50 inches in one day just outside of Phoenix and at times over 3.00 inches in an hour. These intense storms with lightning and thunder can cause flash floods that can mean serious damage. Because of this, Arizona traffic code has the “Stupid Motorist Law” (also known as section 28-910 of the Arizona Revised Statutes) which forbids motorists from entering flood barricaded roadways. If you need to be rescued you can be fined up to $2000. Being a smart driver has benefits.