Is it a Dry Heat? Living in Phoenix and Monsoon Storms

This post is sponsored by Totes Cirrus but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Phoenix is typically known for being hot and dry. After all, there is that one phrase that every Phoenician hears whenever they tell somewhere where they are from: "but it's a dry heat!" Commence the eye rolls! 

But what people may not know about living in Phoenix is that we have something called a monsoon storm. Here, from the middle of June through the end of September, those living in and around Phoenix typically experience numerous thunderstorms and massive rainfall at an accelerated rate. It is also worth noting that these monsoon storms with massive rainfall happen almost instantly with little to no notice, which is why Adam and I always keep rain jackets, a set of umbrellas, and my favorite rain boots in our car in storage for when a monsoon storm sneaks up on us while we're out. 

So for a few months out of the year, Phoenix is extremely humid and rainy. Despite what most people think, the summertime in Phoenix can be a rather wet season and it is so unexpected that often times many locals prepare themselves for the spontaneous weather by proactively keeping rainy gear in their car. My Totes Cirrus Rainboots are perfect for our monsoon season since they are super lightweight and durable, so I can throw them on when I'm in the car and it starts monsooning and they are comfortable enough that I can keep them on until I take off my shoes for the day. One minute it is beautiful, warm and sunny outside and then the next moment one gigantic, ominous raincloud can sweep down into the valley and dump inches of rain on us in under an hour or two.

These Totes Cirrus Rainboots are also ideal for me since I am often going on press trips to the midwest and the east coast, and with all of the rain that they get all year long, I will continue to need my rain boots even when it's not monsooning at home. Since they are super lightweight and made with Everywear™ technology (which  makes them 60% lighter than other boots) and they're easy to clean, they are great for packing up in my suitcase and can totally save the day when I am out of town and it starts down-pouring and I need comfortable and 100% waterproof shoes to wear! 



















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16 comments

  1. I had no idea about the monsoon season in Phoenix. I love the rain boots. They are so cute and it's a plus that they are lighter than other rain boots.

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  2. I learned something new today! I didn't know about monsoons! I adore those rainboots, I love all their products, so I am sure I would love this.

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  3. These look like some awesome rain boots. I need to get some. I live in Texas, and we sometimes get lots of rain. I hate having wet socks!

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  4. Those boots look fantastic. I have never owned a pair of rain boots, even when I was a kid.

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  5. I always hate when people say it is a dry heat. I am telling you now sometimes that's worse. When I walk outside and my skin feels like it's going to peel off my body because it's so hot that is worse. I love that rain jacket you look so cute in it. I will have to check it out because I need one myself.

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  6. I would have never imagined you get heavy rain in Phoenix. Those rain boots are so cute! I would love to get myself a pair.

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  7. I would love a pair of boots like that! I need something that has a ton of water resistance.

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  8. This coat and those boots are so cute! My kids always have all of the rain gear needed but mine is lacking. I need to get myself ready for cooler temperatures!

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  9. My friends live out there and they are always talking about how hot it gets! I'm ready for cooler temps overall!

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  10. I went to school near Tucson and loved the heat there. I was also there during the monsoon season, and we lived out in the desert, so we had to be careful about flash flooding in arroyos (dry river beds / ditches). It could go from dry to raging water. I really miss Arizona! Those boots look great too - I work in a greenhouse and these would be perfect.

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  11. These rainboots are just so adorable and fashionable! I love the fact that they reach at about your ankle. Any higher for me and I just feel so stiff and uncomfortable.

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  12. Oh wow! I would never have thought of Phoenix as a "monsoon" city! Clearly I need to visit and see for myself!!

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  13. These Tots rainboots are so perfect for me now. We have now a rainy season. And very often we not prepare to a sudden rain. That's why having them on hand is perfect.

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  14. I need these boots! I live in Florida so no dry heat mentioned down here, but I LOVE boots (New England Girl at heart)!

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  15. I had no idea that you had monsoon season in Phoenix. I was there in April and I found it to be a really dry heat. Like an oven but we didn't sweat. SO much better than the humidity of KY.

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  16. I love that they're ankle boots! Such a great rain boot!

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