It's easier to show than to try and explain the quirkiness of our monsoons. Here you see half of the street is getting rain and half is still enjoying sunshine. Weird indeed but after awhile even the weird seems normal with these storms.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: