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A Sedona Arizona Monsoon

Arizona monsoon taken from iPhone atop Sedona Airport Mesa by Al Comello

Arizona monsoon – Photo taken by Al Comello on August 2, 2013 with iPhone from atop Sedona Airport Mesa

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  1. How fabulous a picture! My iPhone is blown up on a regular basis with such pictures – they just take your breath away! Fantastic shot Al!

  2. Cruz P Chavez Sr., Peggy Rivera, Belinda Corcovelos and 20 others like this.

    Kristen Katz That is an AMAZING picture!

    Denise Huntington That is a really cool photo!

    Lisa Spiegelman · 2 mutual friends
    Is this today? Where are you when this happens? How very scary!

    Peter Agapiou · Friends with Neil Breakstone
    wow! that”s incredible.

    Peggy Rivera: Wow, the fire hose must be just out of view…

    Mark Williams · 2 mutual friends
    Charles Monsoon

  3. Melinda Gilbert Haas via Sedona Times share with 6 people
    Such a nice change from boring central valley California weather

    Sandee Estes and Jane Schaffer likes this via Share

    Shelly Smith Jones via Sedona Times Share
    MONSOON ACTION UP IN HERE .!!~

    Shelly Smith Jones and 6 others like this with 3 more shares

    Claudia Flohr-Culbertson via Sedona Times Share
    Be safe!

  4. With the month of August forecasted as the heaviest of the “Monsoon” season, we need to take a moment and look back at the disasters that we have had and the possibility of more in the months to come. To help you better prepare let’s look at our Emergency Notification System that is used in Yavapai county.

    The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System (ENS). With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

    All Yavapai County residential and business landline phone numbers, published in the White or Yellow pages, are already in the system.

    By signing up or opting-in, you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You may also specify your primary contact mode. The opt-in process will require that you have a valid email address.

    A confirmation email and/or text message will be sent upon completion of registration (will be sent from noreply@ycsoaz.gov and may take up to 5 minutes). Once registered, you may opt-out at any time.

    When delivery of the alert to your primary contact mode fails, the system will automatically fall back to other methods. With respect to phone notifications, if the system detects an answering machine, it will deliver the message to voicemail. If the phone is not answered and no answering machine is detected, the system will redial the number at a later time or, if specified, fall back to another contact mode. When the call appears on your caller-id, it will display the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office business number: (928) 771-3260

    Please, NEVER REPLY to Alert message emails or text messages! Instead, please call (928) 771-3260.

    To sign up go to http://www.ycsoaz.gov and click on the ENS link.

    We know that your personal information is important, so rest assured, all information is strictly confidential and will not be used for any other purpose. This is a free service to the residents and businesses of Yavapai County to provide Alert notifications during emergency or time-sensitive situations.

    To help you prepare, please down load the attached “Family Disaster Plan and Personal Survival Guide Check list”. Additional planning information may be found at http://www.ready.gov .

    http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/checklist_1.pdf

    Stay Safe,

    Tony

    Anthony J. (Tony) Palermo CCPS
    Community Relations Specialist
    Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
    255 E. Gurley Street
    Prescott, AZ 86301

  5. Monsoon Flush,

    The reason I like the monsoons is because it washes all of the trash from residents and tourists on our highways, private properties, public lands into our water ways, into our drinking water system and out of Arizona.

    For this to be more successful, we need more monsoons.

    Gary Chamberlain
    Folksville USA

  6. E. Maddock says:

    Publisher/Editor:

    Happy to see Al gave you the OK to use this picture. It is fabulous. Sedona in the Glory “she” deserves without the charm being choked out of the poor girl.

    (SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock provided the photograph and the idea for printing if Al approved. Thank you, Eddie!)

  7. Vismaya Hagelberg, Dana Varney, Donna Joy and 27 others shared and liked this on Facebook.

  8. Shondra says:

    WOW Oh WOW! This is by far THE best photo I’ve seen yet that captures a Sedona monsoon! You’re AWESOME Al!

  9. Håkan Larsson · Friends with Vismaya Hagelberg

    Freak weather, sinkholes… it’s all happening.

  10. Donna Joy says:

    Great image Al, It is so good it looks fake. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. I love Sedona….my husband was raised there many moons ago…it has changed so much

  12. sheri says:

    Stunning photo Al! Thanks for sharing will us……….now get it licensed! ;-)

  13. Amy Gore says:

    Amy Gore, Mesa Community College, liked this photo.

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  15. Wow!!! That’s so amazing . . . really crazy.

  16. And waterfalls off the sides of Oak Creek Canyon 3 and 400 feet above Indian Gardens (presuming the rain went that way) I remember seeing rains like that. It is extraordinary. Now if we could just throw in the faint scent of wet creosote bush and ozone, the cool breeze and the dry riverbeds coming frantically, voluminously and all too briefly to life. (This little spectacle will have put a significant head of water in Dry Creek and no mistake) Thank you for the post.

    Grady Edward Loy In House Counsel at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

  17. Awesome shot Al..submit to Nat. Geo..first few pages now are just randomly submitted shots from around the world…this is definitely worthy. Great pic…!!!

  18. Monsoon season normally starts around the middle of June and continues through the month of September. The City of Sedona maintains three sand lot locations around town that are stocked with sand and bags for emergency flood mitigation.

    Notice: The Forest Road Sand Lot location was moved to the Uptown Public Parking Lot, located at 260 Schnebly Road in Uptown Sedona.

    Current Sand Lot Locations:

    Sedona Red Rock High School
    995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road

    Uptown Public Parking Lot
    260 Schnebly Road

    Sedona United Methodist Church
    110 Indian Cliffs Road

    Please note that sand bags are not filled by Public Works staff. Shovels are kept on site but are sometimes taken, therefore residents should plan on bringing a shovel for filling the sand bags. The limit per household is 10 sandbags.

    For further information, contact the Sedona Public Works Department at 928-204-7111.

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  20. Al,

    Just so you know, I didn’t mean to diminish the value of your photo with my comment about trash ….. As Steve and many others have said, it’s a winner!

    Gary Chamberlain
    Cornville AZ

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  23. @KristineKetel Awe inspiring! RT @sedonatimes: A Sedona Arizona Monsoon – s.shr.lc/140ZwIp. #Sedona #Arizona #storm #weather 06:54 AM – 12 Aug 13

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  26. Wen Phenom says:

    Wen Phenom via Marianne Rose Keating shared this article on Facebook.

    Dear friends who don’t live in places with monsoons- When I say “Yeah.. we get monsoons” it means rain like

    7 people like this.

    Erin Crombach Colonna
    wowsa!

    Laura Priest Simmons
    jeez…

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  30. FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING – THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA AND WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA

    INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA

    COCONINO PLATEAU

    GRAND CANYON COUNTRY AND KAIBAB PLATEAU.

    IN WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA –

    OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS

    WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM

    YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS.

    FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING A MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER ARIZONA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE REMNANTS OF IVO ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS WESTERN ARIZONA WITH INCREASING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
    LOCATIONS NEAR AND BELOW RECENT WILDFIRES WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.

    THE DOCE AND YARNELL HILL FIRES ARE IN THE WATCH AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT DEVELOPING CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THOSE LOCATED ALONG AREA CREEKS RIVERS OR OTHER FLASH FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

  31. Shared with friends cuz we Love us some Sedona!!!!!

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