Dry But No Drought in Yavapai County
Conditions may be dry in Yavapai County, but drought remains non-existent. That’s according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Yavapai County is free of drought, as it has been for the past two months. More than three-quarters of the state is also drought free, with moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions in Western Arizona. Though our area is free of drought, you should still exercise caution with anything that can produce a flame or spark in order to reduce the risk of a wildfire. The fire danger in the Prescott National Forest is very high, and with wind gusts of 30 to 35 miles per hour forecast through Saturday, there is a greater chance for wildfires.