Wednesday, June 13, 2018


The Prescott Daily Courier's ace reporter, Cindy Barks, had a story in the newspaper today about the drought conditions in Arizona.

Here in our immediate area, she reported, we've had only a little more than two and a quarter inches of rain in the past 9 months.

That compares to about 13 and a third inches the year before.

And it makes 2018's "water year" the driest since 1898!

Tell that to your climate change deniers.

But the monsoon season is on its way, partially courtesy of Tropical Storm Bud now off the southern tip of Baja California, pushing moisture north through Southern Arizona.

Here in the Prescott area that gives us about a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms by Friday night.

I changed my header picture to encourage it.

But the rain, if it comes, will only be around for a couple of days.

As any local knows, the monsoon season doesn't officially begin until the 4th of July.


Silver Willow said...

Best part about AZ monsoon season is the cool photos that come out of it. :)

Zhoen said...

Hoping to catch a bit of it this weekend, too. It’s downright cracklely around here. Sparky cats.

Should Fish More said...

Hope it helps with fires that have already started in the SW.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully rains can be enough to replenish for awhile.

RedPat said...

We had a bit of a monsoon hit here yesterday - many trees down and power outages!

Steve Reed said...

Well, I hope those rains materialize! A fifty percent chance is still pretty iffy.

Tom Cochrun said...

Hoping you get a real soaking.

Thérèse said...

The contrary is happening over here. Not a day without rain for the last two months or so...