Arizona Permanent Drought Update

Arizona Permanent Drought Update

Five years ago, the Flagstaff, Arizona newspaper announced the permanent drought.

08 Mar 2015, 4 – Arizona Daily Sun at Newspapers.com

Since then, precipitation in Flagstaff has been slightly above the long term mean.

https://hprcc.unl.edu/products/maps/acis/60mPNormUS.png

Over the past four months, Arizona has been close to record wet.

https://hprcc.unl.edu/products/maps/acis/120dPNormUS.png

Arizona is the greenest I have seen it in 40 years

Two years ago, experts announced the demise of snow in Flagstaff.

Climate change: Winter was Flagstaff’s identity. What happens now?

Last year they had their snowiest day on record, and best ski season.

State of Emergency in Flagstaff after snowiest day on record | 12news.com

I will shortly be headed up to the hills north of Phoenix to photograph the snow. This is what golfing looked like in Scottsdale, Arizona a year ago.

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March 19, 2020 at 08:44AM

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