The monsoon season in the Southwest US is one of our favorite patterns to chase. Its way more relaxed than supercells on the plains but oftentimes just as breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Did we mention the photography is amazing?

These storms are of a different breed. They’re born from moisture residing over a hot desert surface. When the sun heats the surface, especially along/near mountain ranges, storms form. These storms present an incredible photography opportunity in the deserts, especially around sunset.

This was Sanner’s first season in the desert and this is their story about the 2019 monsoon season in New Mexico!