Arizona Summer Monsoon
The sky during a southwest U.S. summer can be quite dramatic as huge thunderhead (cumulonimbus) clouds build up during the monsoon season, which typically runs from mid-June through mid-September.
A humid summer day in the desert can lead to this.
It's Raining Ice.
High, thin cirrus clouds shedding some of their ice crystals in Arizona.
Fair Weather Sky.....for now.
Well-behaved cumulus clouds that will later build into tall cumulonimbus thunderheads, Arizona in summer.
A Mixed Sky.
Lumpy cottonball-shaped cumulus clouds with high altitude cirrus shedding their ice crystals. Arizona.
An Arizona sky about 15 minutes after sunset.
A huge thunderhead in the distance catching some sunlight while shorter cumulus in the foreground remain in shade.
Welcome rain showers falling in Arizona.
Curtains of Rain.
Nearby rain showers, Arizona.
Wide open fairway.
Hurry Up and Finish.
Golfers walking on to the green as a storm brews in the background. This image is a panorama stitched together from four vertically oriented photos.
Thunder can be heard in the distance as a storm passes north of a golf course in Arizona. This is a panorama stitched together from five vertically oriented photos.
Fair weather cumulus clouds dot the blue sky in the desert near Phoenix, Arizona.
Heavy rain falls in the distance. Arizona.
A turbulent late-August sky in Wisconsin.
Angry Sky part 1.
Looking north at approaching squall line, Wisconsin, late August. This image is a panoramic view stitched together in Lightroom from five vertical photos scanning right to left.
Angry Sky Part 2.
Looking northwest as squall line approaches. In Wisconsin, late August. This photo is a panoramic view of five vertically oriented photos stitched together in Lightroom.
The clouds clearing before sunset as the rain moves out.
Golden Hour Clouds
A few minutes after sunset, the clouds catch the color.
A composite of four vertically oriented photos showing a distant rain shower over Lake Michigan, taken from the western shore north of Milwaukee.
Down the Eighth Fairway
Arizona spring sky.
September sky, passing storms, at sunset.
Departing storm looking over Lake Pleasant, Arizona.