- Rise Sunday: 7:11 a.m.
- Set Sunday: 5:16 p.m.
- Rise Monday: 7:12 a.m.
- Set Monday: 5:16 p.m.
- Rise Sunday: 9:20 p.m.
- Set Sunday: 10:27 a.m.
- Rise Monday: 10:17 p.m.
- Set Monday: 11:10 a.m.
Sunny skies to prevail remainder of week
A chilly cold system blew into town Monday and brought with it the first significant snowfall for the Payson area.
More snow, rain likely next week
The National Weather Service at 11:30 Monday issued the following advisory: Today through Tuesday: Additional snowfall in the general 1-3” range is expected today, ending late this afternoon near the US 89/I-17 corridor and in eastern Arizona late this evening. Cold temperatures and brisk north winds will combine to create wind chills ranging from the single digits to the teens in most locations Tuesday morning.
Snow level forecast: 6,000 feet on Sunday, 4,000 feet on Monday
Rain showers in Payson on Sunday heralded an oncoming winter storm that could bring snow to levels above 4,000 feet on Monday.
Issues warnings, emergency numbers in case of heavy snowfall
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a wetter than normal winter season for Northern Arizona due to a strong El Niño weather pattern — this means winter preparedness is more important than in recent years for Coconino County residents.
Monday’s sunny skies today should give way to a winter storm, with several inches of snow on the Mogollon Rim, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.
A slow-moving storm covered the Rim with snow and broke a 90-year snowfall record in Flagstaff, which received five inches.
Payson gets rain, hail with storm expected to continue all day
LAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Public Works Department deployed plow trucks early this morning following the season’s first measurable snowfall. All roads are currently open and passable and no accidents have been reported.
The tricky winter driving conditions could hit home today.
Storm expected to affect much of state
The Arizona Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be prepared as a mid-week storm system crosses the state. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Winds up to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph are possible and motorists should be ready for low visibility due to blowing dust. Even though monsoon season is over, blowing dust is possible throughout the year.
Enjoy the sunny weekend -- winter's on the way
The National Weather Service on Friday issued a warning that the first real winter storm of the season will hit Northern Arizona next week. The weather should remain pleasant for the Halloween weekend, but turn nasty early next week -- with widespread snowfall in the higher elevations.
Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack
Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.
As promised by the National Weather Service earlier in the week, Rim Country experienced thunderstorms throughout the week.
Storms could continue all week
At noon rain dumped on Payson, while lightening and thunder crackled and boomed for a brief time.
Storm clouds gather over the Mogollon Rim, but don’t expect too much precipitation in Payson.
Few crews left to respond to fires sparked by monsoon
The National Weather Service reports the monsoon storms will continue throughout the weekend, but dry up next week.
Cloudburst may flood roadways
The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood warning until 5:00 p.m. today for West Central Gila County.
Payson avoids record heat
Rim Country continues to enjoy a more-or-less average year, with a mild fire season, normal rainfall and predictions of a wetter-than average winter.
Each afternoon, Rim Country residents eagerly watch the clouds build, then sigh in disappointment as they dissipate with little rain.
Town gets more than an inch of rain over weekend
Several streets throughout Payson, including portions of the Beeline Highway, were briefly flooded Friday when a storm dumped nearly an inch of rain. From Thursday through Saturday, the Payson area received 1.34 inches.
El Niño promises wet monsoon, winter
The El Niño conditions in the Pacific didn’t save Rim Country from a dry spring — but it should yield a wet summer and snowy winter, according to the latest projections from the National Weather Service.