Alerts, Watches & Warnings – Arizona Live Updates
Get the latest Arizona weather alerts for your area and county with the Arizona Republic’s constantly updated weather alerts page. Information is updated in real time, so be sure to check back for updates.
Below you’ll find maps covering severe weather alerts, heat index forecasts, a climate report providing monthly temperature and precipitation data for more than a century, and the U.S. Drought Monitor. There are also maps showing air quality, power outages, snow and ice.
Weather in Arizona: All the latest news for the Phoenix area and throughout the state
Are there any severe weather alerts for your area? You can find out on the map below.
Remember, there’s a difference between “monitoring” and “warning.” A “watch” is issued to prepare the public for the potential for severe weather. “Warning” means it’s time to take precautions to protect yourself from severe weather.
Click “View full-size map” for a complete list of severe weather advisories nationwide.
Heat index forecasts are not the same as air temperature forecasts.
The heat index takes into account heat and humidity. Looking at these weather elements together is crucial because they work together to affect the amount of evaporation from sweat. When sweat evaporation decreases, outdoor activity becomes more dangerous. The higher the relative humidity, the hotter you feel.
Heat index data is updated from May through September.
Curious about county-level and month-by-month temperature and precipitation data going back to 1895? That’s what fills this map.
The map embedded below contains data for the most recent month for which data is available. Click the “More” button inside the boxes that pop up on the map to see historical data.
Information is updated monthly.
How much of Arizona is in the middle of a drought? This map will show you. Remember, drought is measured against what is normal for the area, so a desert is not always in drought just because it is a desert.
When studying short-term drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor focuses on one to three months of precipitation. In comparison, six to 60 months of data can be used to determine whether an area is experiencing a long-term drought, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.
But the U.S. Drought Monitor doesn’t rely solely on rainfall. The National Drought Mitigation Center collects information about precipitation, lake and reservoir levels, soil moisture, groundwater, and vegetation health, among other factors, to determine whether drought conditions exist.
New data is added to the U.S. Drought Monitor map every week.
Republic photographers capture weather events from all over the state.
Go to the map to see current air quality conditions across the state.
Go to the map to see the latest power outages reported by utility companies, updated every 15 minutes.
Go to the map to see the latest forecasts for snow and ice across the state. This data is updated from September 15 through May 15 by the National Weather Service.
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