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Monsoons are here; drive carefully

Most Arizonans anticipate the erratic weather monsoon season brings to the state each summer. These storms give residents a much-needed break from the summer heat; however, they can also create dangerous driving conditions for motorists. Monsoon storms can range from minor dust storms to violent thunderstorms carrying strong winds, dry lightning, heavy rain and even flash floods. Drivers should use caution, as monsoons can move very quickly and strike without warning.