It happens every year around this time, fire danger begins to rise as the temperature soar. This is a crucial time of year because the monsoon flow is not set up yet leaving us dry and very warm and susceptible to large fires.
For the next 7 to 10 days temperatures will be will be between 10 and 15° above average topping out the high 90s to triple digits in most areas. This will leave the fire concerns top of mind in most areas of the state. Thankfully in the northern mountains we’ve had enough rain so that the green up is well underway. We have to get to the next few weeks until the monsoon flow sets up and begins to bring us out of this very dry period.
With no showers or storms on the horizon anywhere in the state for the next week or so it would appear that were in for a rough go. But there is reason for optimism. Take a look at the July outlook for precipitation. It is above average for most of the state.