2021 Monsoon Season
Monsoon season has wrapped up here in Avondale, Goodyear and the greater Phoenix area. What a monsoon season we experienced! We saw everything that monsoons have to offer, from strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding, which was a nice change from last year’s nonexistent monsoon season.
Last year’s monsoon season had extreme heat and drought with only 2 days having measurable rainfall which put 2020 on record for being the driest monsoon. 2021, on the other hand, was the complete opposite, with 23 days of measurable rainfall and is on record for being the second most recorded. With July being the wettest month, the drought conditions in the state have improved to where only 14% of Arizona is in Extreme Drought conditions compared to the start of the year where 73% was in Exceptional Drought conditions. Monsoon seasons and rainfall varies year to year so we never know what we’re going to get during next year’s monsoon season. We can only hope that it will provide the state with much needed moisture that our beautiful state so desperately needs.