There is nothing like being able to witness a monsoon storm at the Grand Canyon. You have the majesty of the canyon coupled with the thrill o
There is nothing like being able to witness a monsoon storm at the Grand Canyon. You have the majesty of the canyon coupled with the thrill of a thunderstorm. The open landscape of Arizona makes it possible to view these storms from afar.
You can watch a storm as far away as 30 miles, get some fabulous pictures, and be completely dry! The desert landscape lends itself to some magnificent photos during its rainy season. Of course, with any weather, you must always be vigilant that you are not getting in Mother Nature’s way. She can be very unforgiving when you do not give Her the respect that she demands! The Grand Canyon is no exception.
July and August are prime months for catching these amazing storms. If you’re lucky enough, you can be on the South Rim and watch the North Rim get a storm. Keep an eye on how close your lightning strikes are. You don’t want to be a target. And for heaven’s sake, if your hair stands on end, go to the car! Never stand under trees to take shelter from lightning. If lightning hits your tree, you are going to get a big shock. Remember, lightning is attracted to rock and you are standing on one of the biggest rock piles in the world!
For the photography enthusiast, the best way to capture these lightning shows is with a lightning trigger. During the day time it is almost impossible to catch a lightning strike without one. The best way to make sure you are getting the shots you want is to hire a photography guide. They can give you the instruction you need to insure you are successful with your weather photography. They can also be watching the weather to make sure you don’t get in harm’s way. Their experience with desert rain storms will keep you safe.