Metro Phoenix Rain Welcomed In Effort To Stop Arizona Wildfires

By Matthew Casey
Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:03pm
Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:04pm

Umbrella in the rain
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Some light rain hit the Phoenix area on June 23, 2021.

Rainfall, precipitation, moisture that’s been mostly missing for the past two monsoons fell Wednesday in metro Phoenix where the low temperature was 78 degrees.

Wet weather helps efforts to stop wildfires burning in Arizona, said Tiffany Davila, public affairs officer for the state’s Forestry and Fire Management Department.  

“But once we start to see the cloud coverage roll off, once we start to see our temperatures start to warm up again, we will start to see that increase in fire activity,” she said.

Arizona needs consistent days of overcast skies, higher humidity and cooler air for there to be a significant drop in wildfires, said Davila.   

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