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    Arizona drought eases thanks to a productive monsoon – Tucson, Arizona

    Tucson, Arizona 2021-09-04 00:53:31 –

    Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — Monsoon 2021 was great in one or more ways. From record July rains to below-average summer heat, this monsoon was unforgettable. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest benefits of this year’s monsoon is drought mitigation.

    Although the monsoon has slowed recently, most communities in southern Arizona have above-average total monsoon rainfall. Tucson has measured more than a foot of rain since the monsoon began, breaking the record for the heaviest monsoon ever, within two inches.

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    Tucson has measured more than a foot of rain since the monsoon began, breaking the record for the heaviest monsoon ever, within two inches.

    Much of the West and Upper Midwest still suffer from extreme droughts to exceptional drought conditions. However, in central and southern Arizona, several heavy rains have hit the drought hard. Since the monsoon began on June 15, it has rained more than 10 inches in many areas, alleviating the drought that has plagued the area for over a year. Most of us are currently seeing moderate droughts and even some dryness between stupid and yuma.

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    Much of the West and Upper Midwest still suffer from extreme droughts to exceptional drought conditions.

    It’s definitely far from getting rid of the drought, but it’s much better than it was just a few months ago. But all this can change rapidly, and if it doesn’t rain this fall, it can return to extreme drought.

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    But all this can change rapidly, and if it doesn’t rain this fall, it can return to extreme drought.
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    The fall outlook for September, October and November is not promising for additional rainfall.

    The fall outlook for September, October and November is not promising for additional rainfall. The Climate Prediction Center predicts that temperatures will be above average and below average precipitation. The only thing that may change this prediction is whether the tropics of the eastern Pacific will become more active, bringing additional moisture to southern Arizona. Unfortunately, the tropical climate of the East Pacific is unlikely to be much more active.

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    The only thing that may change this prediction is whether the tropics of the eastern Pacific will become more active, bringing additional moisture to southern Arizona.
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    Based on short-term forecasts and these long-term outlooks, Tucson’s record of the wettest monsoon ever recorded seems to remain in the book.

    Based on short-term forecasts and these long-term outlooks, Tucson’s record of the wettest monsoon ever recorded seems to remain in the book. But no one knows for sure. Everything can change with one or two good rains. As you can see, the 2021 monsoon seems to be currently living on loan time.

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