Serving The Communities Of Portal and Rodeo (www.portal-rodeo.com)
October was very warm and dry for Arizona, as a strong high pressure system dominated the weather pattern across the Southwest for most of the month. Only two major precipitation events impacted us. Temperatures were quite warm due to a mid-month heatwave that broke maximum daily high temperature records across many Arizona cities.
A strong El Niño event is underway in the Pacific Ocean and is expected to impact our winter weather pattern across the Southwest. The National Weather Service says this “HINTS” that above-average precipitation could fall across Arizona later in the winter season (Jan-March). They got it wrong last winter, so let's hope the long -term forecast is more accurate this winter.
Check out the drought monitor for November - EXTREME!