The drought in Yavapai County has worsened, as reported by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The eastern part of the county is now experiencing severe drought conditions, while the central and western regions are in moderate drought.
Across the rest of the state, much of central and southern Arizona is facing severe drought, with certain areas in southeastern Arizona experiencing extreme drought. Most of northern and western Arizona is either in moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions. It remains to be seen whether the rainy and snowy weather this week will alleviate the drought in Arizona.
Despite the current drought conditions, the fire danger in the Prescott National Forest is currently low. However, visitors to the forest are strongly advised to exercise caution when using anything that can produce a flame or spark in order to prevent potential wildfires.