Most of the year, the humidity in Arizona is very low. For example, a few weeks ago, it was 11%. Compare that to Houston or New Orleans, where you can ring the water out of the air with your bare hands. But come July, everything changes. The winds shift from west to east to east to west, and with the change, comes humidity and the hope of rain. From now through mid September, Zonies will experience temperatures anywhere from 105 degrees to 119 degrees. (That is the hottest for me.) Storms pop up quickly and are occasionally preceded by a sandstorm called a haboob in which Mother Nature picks up a goodly portion of the desert and moves it somewhere else. Storms are usually of short duration, but they can be violent with high winds, hail, and lots of thunder and lightning. Here in the Sonoran Desert, we rely on the monsoon season to fill our reservoirs so that people may have green lawns and golf courses, but it makes me cranky. It is hot and sticky, and your clothes cling to you. And I am way past the point of where clinging clothes is a good thing.