Monsoon officially starts today

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PHOENIX -- Although it may not look it, the monsoon is upon us.

Start of monsoon

Today is official start of monsoon - Today is the official start of the monsoon, but those infamous summer storms aren't expected any time soon.

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Today is the official start of the season, but those infamous summer storms aren't expected any time soon.

This is the second year the monsoon is marked by official dates.

The season runs between June 15 and Sept. 30.

Before 2008, the Weather Service used dew-point temperatures to determine the start of the season. But the Weather Service was concerned that people were more worried about dew points than the danger the storms pose.