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Forecasters: Above-normal wildfire threat on tap for Arizona

Added 03-06-21 12:03:02am EST - “Drought conditions spanning all of Arizona are contributing to projections for above-normal wildfire threats this spring and summer, the National Weather Service says.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Forecasters: Above-normal wildfire threat on tap for Arizona”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Drought conditions spanning all of Arizona are contributing to projections for above-normal wildfire threats this spring and summer, the National Weather Service says.

February had below-average precipitation, and drier and warmer conditions are expected in March and into the spring, according to a wildfire outlook released Thursday.

“The entire state of Arizona is then forecast to have above-normal significant wildland fire potential by June,” the outlook said.

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Above-normal wildfire threats are expected to develop first in lower elevations extending from southeastern Arizona to Yavapai County in north-central Arizona before spreading north along the Mogollon Rim by May, “then into all of Arizona by June,“ the outlook said.

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