Monsoon

Monsoon Watch 360

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Did you know the monsoon contributes to Arizona's growing wine industry? (Source: 3TV) Did you know the monsoon contributes to Arizona's growing wine industry? (Source: 3TV)
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Mosquito season is fast approaching, and there's a new threat getting a lot of attention lately. Zika virus, responsible for birth defects in children, is spreading into Arizona, and our monsoon could increase the number of cases. (Source: 3TV) Mosquito season is fast approaching, and there's a new threat getting a lot of attention lately. Zika virus, responsible for birth defects in children, is spreading into Arizona, and our monsoon could increase the number of cases. (Source: 3TV)
Your 3TV weather team -- April Warnecke, Kim Quintero and Royal Norman. (Source: April Warnecke via Facebook Live) Your 3TV weather team -- April Warnecke, Kim Quintero and Royal Norman. (Source: April Warnecke via Facebook Live)
STATEWIDE (3TV/CBS 5) -

Are you ready for the monsoon? It's here, and for the next few months, Arizona will be in Mother Nature's crosshairs.

Chief Meteorologist Royal Normal and his team, April Warnecke and Kim Quintero, put together a special designed to tell you everything you need to know about monsoon 2016.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Get free app!

WATCH: Monsoon Watch 360 - Part 1

Scorching heat. Blinding walls of dust. Violent thunderstorms. Torrential downpours. Deadly lightning. Flash floods that turn roads into raging rivers. Fast-moving mudslides. Damaging winds. Large hail. These are all elements of the North American monsoon, and Arizona experiences most of them every summer.

Find out what you need to do to prepare you home to withstand the wild storms that are almost inevitable during the monsoon.

Learn what the Arizona Department of Transportation does to help keep you safe on the roads.

Did you know the monsoon contributes to Arizona's growing wine industry? Winemakers explain why the monsoon is a mixed blessing.

READ: Arizona offers perfect weather for wine industry

WATCH: Monsoon Watch 360 - Part 2

While most people take cover when a monsoon storm fires up, storm chasers head out into the elements, and they capture some stunning photos and videos.

Meet a Valley hiker who learned about the dangers of lightning the hard way.

There are all kinds of myths about the monsoon. The 3TV weather teams debunks some of the most common ones.

WATCH: Monsoon Watch 360 - Part 3

Mosquito season is fast approaching, and there's a new threat getting a lot of attention lately. Zika virus, responsible for birth defects in children, is spreading into Arizona, and our monsoon could increase the number of cases.

Mike Olbinski, one of our favorite storm-chasing photographers, offers some tips to help you take great storm pictures.

READ: Tips for taking great weather pictures

Finally, we've seen above-average rainfall during the monsoon for the past four years. Will 2016 be year No. 5?

Follow the 3TV weather team on Twitter:
@RoyalNorman | @AprilWarnecke | @KimQuintero

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