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Flagstaff Records The Driest Year On Record In 2020

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2020 was one of the driest and warmest years on record for Flagstaff and other areas of Northern Arizona. The National Weather Service says Flagstaff recorded 9.59 inches of precipitation for the year, which was the driest on record and over 12-inches below normal. The average temperature in Flagstaff was 48.2 degrees, which was the fifth-warmest on record. The Grand Canyon, Page and Window Rock had their driest year on record as well, with Page recording just 1.99 inches of precipitation in 2020. Show Low had the warmest year on record with an average temperature of 55.3 degrees, which is just over two degrees above normal. Officials say March was the wettest month of the year with most areas receiving 200-to-400-percent of normal precipitation. The state is currently in a “La Nina” weather pattern which historically means a drier winter than normal.