- Rise Wednesday: 5:34 a.m.
- Set Wednesday: 7:29 p.m.
- Rise Thursday: 5:35 a.m.
- Set Thursday: 7:28 p.m.
- Rise Wednesday: 6 p.m.
- Set Wednesday: 3:45 a.m.
- Rise Thursday: 6:51 p.m.
- Set Thursday: 4:47 a.m.
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.
After the severe thunderstorm on Tuesday, June 30, it didn’t look good for the Fourth of July celebrations, but the National Weather Service predicts only a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening for Payson’s fireworks show — which could attract as many as 20,000 people, including many fleeing the heat in the Valley.
Roosevelt Lake storm: ‘Worst I’ve seen’
A torrential storm struck Tonto Basin Saturday evening with waves tossing boats about, swamping some and even flipping a dock on Roosevelt Lake. No one was reported injured.
Rim Country’s high temperatures of 96 to 99 degrees this week didn’t qualify us for the National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning issued for Phoenix, with highs over 110.
The dark clouds can’t be missed and this week saw lightning strikes up near Christopher Creek.
Normally bone-dry June brings rain, wind
A rare, cold June storm blew into Rim Country on Thursday, surprising residents and sending at least one tree crashing into the roof of a Star Valley home.
Pine wakes to snowscape
Pine residents and musical directors Daria Mason and Mike Buskirk woke up to find snow on the ground Saturday, May 16.
It’s May. It’s wet. It’s cold.
Making one last roar, the lion of winter brought rain to the Rim Country late Wednesday evening.
Rains early this week caused a flurry of trouble, but Rim Country had largely dried out by week’s end.
Just two sizable winter storms have almost refilled the nearly empty C.C. Cragin Reservoir, according to the Salt River Project.
Every winter season, Dave Harmon spends many days and nights plowing snow and ice to clear the highways in the Holbrook area. The hours are long, the weather can be treacherous, and the conditions are challenging, even dangerous at times, especially when drivers don’t give the plows enough room to work.
With more winter weather in the forecast, Coconino National Forest managers wish to remind visitors to be prepared for winter conditions across the Forest. Visitors coming to the Forest are urged to make smart decisions, put safety first, and be respectful of the land and other visitors.
The winter storms that have battered the East and the South will reach the Southwest this weekend and on into next week.
NAU students trapped on North Rim by snowstorm
Rescuers yesterday reached a group of NAU students and Faculty stranded by a snowstorm near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. A Department of Public Services helicopter airlifted the group three at a time from the area of Sowats Point near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where they had been stranded since Monday afternoon.
The Salt River Project had predicted a wet February, but until Sunday evening, Rim Country had a fine coat of dry dust.
Forget the university. If the computer climate models are correct, Rim Country’s economic future rests mostly on the C.C. Cragin pipeline, which will make Payson one of the few cities in Arizona with enough water to get through the mega-droughts that await.
A nearly snowless January has given way to a warm, dry February, triggering alarms all across the West as a result of the thin snowpack.
Ski resorts happy, but snow, rain barely dent drought
A laid-back winter storm brought just short of half an inch of rain to Payson Sunday and Monday, with an 80 percent chance for rain today, dropping to 40 percent by tonight.