Arizona drought conditions could deepen

Outlet: The Arizona Republic

September 25, 2011

A dry winter and a weak monsoon fueled record wildfires, record heat and a succession of dust storms that played like a broken record, pushing Arizona deeper into a drought that has persisted since 1999. Now, forecasters say La Niña, the ocean force responsible for the scant snowfall in Arizona’s high country last year, has returned for an encore and could set the stage for even drier conditions next year…

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