The onslaught of cold weather and intermittent precipitation has visited us during this Thanksgiving week.
On Sunday we saw a weather front move in and drop an appreciable amount of rain. With that storm, snow eluded our community to only accumulate near the Mogollon Rim areas. The winds that accompanied that storm were damaging to some local residents’ roofs, especially those where they faced in a southward direction.
The winds continued throughout the early to middle part of the week with temperatures lowering night by night as the week progressed.
This has impacted many hunters who are currently in the area that have set up camps in the forests surrounding our community. With the amount of moisture we received, many of the forest roads were very slick after the rains.
Increasing in elevation toward the Mogollon Rim, the standing 1 to 2 inches of snow melting during the daytime in the beginning of the week continues to make the forest roads slick. A slight warm-up is expected to occur during this weekend.
The Heber-Overgaard Chamber of Commerce is hosting a party for the community called Winterfest being held this from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Mogollon Complex.
Our Winterfest is an informal event where families can come and enjoy hot beverages, holiday music and a visit from ol’ St. Nick.
On Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Pines United Methodist Church is having a concert featuring the “High Country Chorus” in a program that is called “A Barbershop Harmony Holiday.” Admission is is by donation and proceeds will benefit our Heber Overgaard schools.