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Southeast Arizona Drought Page

Local Drought Information Statement (DGT) issued March 19
is issued once a month when portions of southeast Arizona are in Extreme (D3) or Exceptional (D4) drought
 

U.S. Drought Monitor

Long Term Drought Status

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
https://new.azwater.gov/drought
Latest drought classification map for Arizona.

 Latest drought classification map for Arizona.

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The categories of drought are defined as the following:
Abnormally Dry (DO) - Going into drought: short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops or pastures. Coming out of drought: some lingering water deficits; pastures or crops not fully recovered.
Moderate Drought (D1) - Some damage to crops; pastures. Streams, reservoirs, or wells low, some water shortages developing or imminent. Voluntary water-use restrictions requested.
Severe Drought (D2) - Crop or pasture losses likely. Water shortages common. Water restrictions imposed.
Extreme Drought (D3) - Major crop/pasture losses. Widespread water shortages or restrictions.
Exceptional Drought (D4) - Exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses. Shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells creating water emergencies.
 
 

U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook

 U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

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Useful links:
U.S. Drought Monitor
Arizona Droughtview
Arizona Department of Water Resources
U.S. Drought Portal (NIDIS)
 

 

Fire weather impacts

Observed Fire Danger Class Forecast Fire Danger Class
6-10 day CONUS temperature outlook 6-10 day CONUS temperature outlook
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Outlooks
Current month fire potential 1 month fire potential 2 month fire potential 3 month fire potential
Current month fire potential outlook 1 month CONUS fire potential outlook 2 month CONUS precipitation outlook 3 month CONUS precipitation outlook
       

 

 

Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks

6-10 day 8-14 day
Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook
6-10 day CONUS temperature outlook

 6-10 day CONUS precipitation outlook

8-14 day CONUS temperature outlook 8-14 day CONUS precipitation outlook
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1 month 3 month
Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook
1 month CONUS temperature outlook 1 month CONUS precipitation outlook 3 month CONUS temperature outlook 3 month CONUS precipitation outlook
       
12 month
Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook
12 month CONUS temperature outlook 12 month CONUS precipitation outlook