Today the latest U.S. Drought Monitor update shows improved drought conditions east of Phoenix and heading up in elevation to the Mogollon Rim.
Last week's update showed the same area in yellow, which means Abnormally Dry conditions.
Even with improved conditions over the central part of the state, over 80% of Arizona remains in drought.
The conditions are not likely to improve through the spring.
April, May, and June are the driest months of the year with a total of 0.74" if rain on average in Tucson.
That's just over 6% of the average yearly rain total.
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