The National Weather Service issued its 2021 Monsoon Outlook Tuesday. Forecasters say this year’s monsoon has equal chances for above, below or average monsoon rainfall this year, with a slight tilt to drier than normal in the eastern part of the state. Equal chances exist in Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Slightly drier chances exist in Winslow and Show Low. Temperaturewise there’s a 60-percent chance of above normal temperatures with a 33-percent chance of near normal temperatures. Arizona is coming off 2020 with the driest monsoon on record with 87-percent of the state in either extreme to exceptional drought conditions. Arizona’s Monsoon season runs from June 15th until September 15th, with an average start date of around the Fourth of July.
To watch the monsoon outlook briefing, click here: