June 18, 2021 / Modified aug 13, 2021 12:08 p.m.

UA climatologist hopeful monsoon will arrive in early July

Precipitation shortfalls over the last year has exasperated drought in the region.

Arizona is coming off one of the worst wildfire seasons in the last decade. Fire managers in the state said in 2020 more than 2.500 fires burned nearly a million acres. Currently more than half the state is experiencing what's considered "exceptional drought" where conditions are ripe for fires year-round. We discussed when some relief could be on its way with the arrival of the monsoon with UA climatologist Michael Crimmins.

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