It sounds crazy, but there is a silver lining to the sweltering temps we’ll endure this month. Allow me to explain.
The reason June’s the hottest month of the year is due to the large, unforgiving dome of high pressure that generally develops in Mexico. High pressure is Mother Nature’s vice grip – it squeezes the atmosphere, compressing air molecules. These air molecules bounce off one another rapidly, creating friction, heat and many triple digit days.
What good comes out of this? Fast forward to July.
That same high pressure center heads north and usually parks near the Four Corners. Air flow around high pressure is clockwise, so winds aloft shift from southwest in June to southeast a month later. Moisture typically trapped in the Gulf of Mexico and mainland Mexico is allowed to surge into Arizona, thus bringing the onset of the Monsoon.
Long story short: the Monsoon high is developing. Be patient. Stay cool! The payoff arrives around the 4th of July.