has made it a very interesting winter for Arizona, so far…
|Pre-February 19-20, 2011 Major Storm
Early December 2010 brought a major storm system to Arizona & it dumped copious amounts of precipitation in Western & Central Arizona. January was one of the DRIEST months ever RECORDED, followed by a major storm system just a couple of days ago.
Arizona Unit 10 was doing well even before this latest storm, despite a prolong dry period.
GMU 7W still had patches of snow on the ground from the December 2010 Storm System.
Arizona Unit 8 had very high soil moisture levels & despite a dry January was in very good shape.
When comparing the latest U.S. Drought Monitor we are between the 2010 & 2009 Winter Season.
With the latest storm it will be very interesting to see where we stand…
2006 & 2007 were both year’s of La Nina
! As you can see we are doing pretty darn well, even with La Nina
conditions hovering of us.
Below are some Rain & Snowfall totals from the latest storm system:
With all of this in mind, we are still concerned with the below normal outlooks
for March-April, especially for Eastern & Southeastern Arizona. If we had to guess, Western & Central Arizona may again produce some of the biggest bucks & bulls in the world during the 2011 season.