No Drought in Yavapai County, But Fire Danger High
Yavapai County’s drought situation remains the same. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the 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 high, and with wind gusts of between 25 to 30 miles per hour forecast through Saturday, there is a greater chance of a wildfire starting.