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National Weather Service Tucson Arizona drought monitor page for southeast Arizona

Southeast Arizona Drought Monitoring
(March precipitation data was Image to indicate an updated product on April 21st)
Preliminary April precipitation data will be posted by May 10th

Drought conditions update (as of March 15th) - Dry during the past week. No change to drought conditions across the area on this week National Drought Monitor map. Extreme drought (D3) conditions existed in areas northeast and east of Tucson while Moderate (D1) to Severe drought (D2) conditions prevailed across most of the remainder of southeast Arizoina. The exception was across western Pima county were the drought catagory was (D0) or dry conditions.

Outlook for the period of March 16th through 22nd. A Pacific weather system will move through the area 19th bringing areas of showers and a few thunderstorms. Check the latest forecast discussion issued by NWS Tucson for the latest forecast details. The next update to drought conditions will be during the week of Apri 21st.

 
Click image for Southeast Arizona precip graphic Click image for Eastern Pima precip data Click image for Central Pima precip data Click image for Western Pima precip data Click image for SE Pinal precip data Click image for Santa Cruz precip data Click image for Gila River Valley precip data Click image for NW Cochise precip data Click image for SE Cochise precip data Click image for NE Cochise precip data Click image for SE Cochise precip data
Move your mouse over the above areas to change graphs below.
Select an area above to see individual stations in that area.
Departure from normal graphical look at precipitation
What do the above graphics show? The area shaded BLACK shows monthly precipitation departure from (1981-2010) normals. The RED line depicts 12-month total precipitation departure from normal with SURPLUSES above the zero line and DEFICITS below the zero line. The BLUE line shows what is the 60% departure of the yearly normal. Note: x-axis time scale is reversed -- most recent is at left.


Precipitation data across southeast Arizona
%%%% of normal precipitation tables
through January 2014
1mo 2mo 3mo 4mo 5mo 6mo 7mo
8mo 9mo 10mo 11mo 1yr 15mo 18mo
2yr 30mo 3yr 4yr 5yr 6yr 7yr
% of normal maps
% of normal map
updated February 21

Current drought conditions versus 2013 and 2012
Drought monitor map for Arizona past 3 years
(as of April 15, 2014)
Drought monitor map for Arizona during 2014 Drought monitor map for Arizona during 2013 Drought monitor map for Arizona during 2012
County areas 2014 2013 (5/16)

2012 (4/17)

Eastern Pima D2 - Severe D1/D2 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Central Pima D2 - Severe D1/D2 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Western Pima D0/D1 - Dry D1 - Moderate D0/D1 - Moderate
Southeast Pinal D2/D3 - Severe D1/D2 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Graham/Srn Greenlee D2/D3 - Extreme D1 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Santa Cruz D1 - Moderate D1 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Northwest Cochise D3 - Extreme D1 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Southwest Cochise D2 - Severe D1 - Moderate D1/D2 - Severe
Northeast Cochise D3 - Extreme D1 - Moderate D2 - Severe
Southeast Cochise D2 - Severe D1 - Moderate D1/D2 - Severe
  Drought intensity classifications (definitions)
no ST drought* D1 - Moderate D3 - Extreme
D0 - Dry D2 - Severe D4 - Exceptional
* no ST drought = no Short Term drought conditions
 
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Archive of US Drought Monitor
1- & 3- month CPC climate outlook
1 & 3 month climate outlook
Experimental NLDAS Drought Monitor 12 month CPC precipitation outlook
 
Arizona statewide drought program
NOAA Drought information center
What is DROUGHT?
Arizona drought data
Additional drought monitoring links
 

 


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