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Crews battle the Margo Fire in Dudleyville on April 9. The blaze was contained three days later at 1,150 acres.

After one of the driest monsoon season on record last year, Arizona already has seen a few fires this year and experts say the state is likely to experience another major year for wildfires. Read more»

A La Niña weather pattern over the Pacific likely means a warmer and drier than normal winter for Arizona and much of the Southwest, according to the seasonal forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. State officials worry a dry winter, following one of the driest monsoon seasons ever, could mean problems next year.

State and federal weather officials are predicting a warmer and drier than normal winter for Arizona, which would come on the heels of the driest monsoon ever recorded in the state. Read more»

Reported on Sunday afternoon, the Woodbury Fire is about 5 miles northwest of Superior near the Superstition Wilderness. The fire is noted as 'human caused.'

Fire experts say the high temperatures, combined with an increasing amount of brush drying up from the abnormally wet winter, the fire danger is high – particularly in southern Arizona, where the threat is above-average. Read more»

The 'bathtub ring' around Lake Mead is visible from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge near Hoover Dam. After years of drought, the water level is down more than 140 feet from what hydrologists considered 'full pool.'

The U.S. Drought Monitor recently reported that, for the first time in its nearly 20-year history, none of the contiguous states — including Arizona — was showing symptoms of severe or exceptional drought. Read more»

We break down the final numbers for the 2011 monsoon season with Zack Guido of the University of Arizona's CLIMAS. Read more»