Rainstorms continued to blanket the Heber Overgaard area this past week. At times, some heavy downpours caused small streams to run out of their banks creating hazardous driving conditions.
Storms of late have made for intense heavy downpours in some areas of Heber Overgaard.
Standing water sometimes attaining a few inches on roadway depressions have created hazards of hydroplaning after some of these storms.
On Sunday, July 24 at around 6:30 p.m., the Heber Overgaard area was visited by a particularly heavy band of storms that put some areas of the community in the dark for over half an hour before Navopache Electric could restore power.
Lightning was occurring at a rate where a continuous thunder noise was heard for over 20 minutes.
Continued storms are predicted this weekend and may be heavy at times.
The temperatures will continue with highs in the lower 80s and lows in the upper 50s.
On Aug. 6 the Mountainside Marketplace is hosting their first Summerfest from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the “Big Red Barn” in downtown Heber.
As well, The Bison Ranch Marketplace has their “Open Air Market” on Aug. 5 through Aug. 7 at Bison Ranch.