Current conditions

  • 60°
  • Fair
  • Dew point: 27.0
  • Wind from S 10 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 28%
  • Pressure: 1008


  • Hi 75°
  • 5:16am sunrise
  • 7:29pm sunset


  • Lo 48°
  • moonrise
  • 10:29am moonset


Mostly Sunny
  • 74°
  • 48°


Partly Sunny
  • 76°
  • 51°


Partly Sunny
  • 79°
  • 53°


Mostly Sunny
  • 82°
  • 54°


Mostly Sunny
  • 83°
  • 56°


  • Rise Friday: 5:16 a.m.
  • Set Friday: 7:29 p.m.
  • Rise Saturday: 5:16 a.m.
  • Set Saturday: 7:30 p.m.


  • Rise Friday:
  • Set Friday: 10:29 a.m.
  • Rise Saturday: 12:10 a.m.
  • Set Saturday: 11:29 a.m.
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Wild winds usher in wildfire season

As red flag fire warnings spread with the wind across northern Arizona this weekend, the huge tanker helicopter remained perched at the Payson Airport, ready to take off with a belly full of water to douse any flames.

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Weekend rain storms into the forecast

After 60 days of dry, a dose of spring rain finally on the way

After 60 days with nothing but a smattering of moisture (not even enough to tamp down the dust) the National Weather Service predicts a set of storms will besiege Rim Country, bringing much-needed rain and postponing the start of the fire season.

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Spring sprang too soon

Frost may chill early bloomers

California has been hammered by winter storms that dumped upward of a foot of snow in the Sierra Nevadas and coastal mountains.

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Water managers happy

El Niño boosts runoff to 30-year median

After five consecutive runoff seasons of below-median inflow into the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers, Salt River Project expects the January-to-May 2016 runoff season to finishing up right around the 30-year median.

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El Niño wimps out

Stay tuned for March madness

The mighty El Niño wimped out.

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Storm delivers rare dose of ‘thundersnow’

Ever heard of thundersnow?

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Heavy weekend traffic expected again on US 180 near Flagstaff

Drivers should leave prepared for delays in wintry conditions

Those planning to use US 180 near Flagstaff this weekend should budget extra travel time as people head to play in the snow, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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New storm coming

The National Weather Service has warned of a fast-moving winter storm charging through Arizona from Sunday to Monday.The National Weather Service has warned of a fast-moving winter storm charging through Arizona from Sunday to Monday.

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Winter storm brewing

Snow, rain possible Sunday and Monday

The National Weather Service on Wednesday afternoon issued the following advisory: Today through Saturday: Dry weather conditions with warmer temperatures will continue through Friday as a high pressure ridge slowly moves across the western states. Out in the Pacific, another winter storm is brewing. Stronger southwesterly winds will develop on Sat/Sun ahead of the approaching low.

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The secret to happiness

A writer in snowshoes puts the theories to the test

The snow drifted down.

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Trees topple; power dies

A family’s vehicle was destroyed last week when a tree limb snapped during a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on Payson.

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Winter storm shuts down Rim Country

Expect brief respite Saturday, extended better weather next week

A major winter storm this week dumped a total of 12 to 15 inches of snow on Payson, shutting down schools and government offices.

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Another PUSD snow day and county office closures

Overnight snow totals shut down government

Both Payson Unified School District and Gila County businesses offices and courts in the Payson area closed Thursday due to heavy snow and will not open on Friday.

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Storms will deliver one, two, three punch

After a beautiful, sunny start to the year, winter will pummel the Rim Country with a series of storms this week, predicts the National Weather Service.

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Snowpack ponderings

Fresh snow, fresh questions

The mist fades, the planet spins, the dawn spreads.

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Wind snaps power lines

High winds during the night of Saturday, Dec. 26 blew over trees in four different locations, taking out nine APS poles that knocked out power to 2,800 customers in the Rim Country.

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Blizzard closes I-40 eastbound

New Mexico hit by severe winter storm

New Mexico authorities advise that Interstate 40 is closed indefinitely in the eastern part of that state, between Albuquerque and the Texas line, and are urging eastbound travelers through New Mexico to use Interstate 10 instead.

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Heavy traffic expected near Flagstaff

Valley residents expected to jam highways seeking snow

Heavy demand is expected again today at US 180-area snow recreation sites near Flagstaff, and travelers should be prepared for extended time in wintry conditions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Hazardous winds hit Rim Country

Chance of Snow or rain Monday or Tuesday

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Northern Arizona on Saturday, with gusty winds up to 40 miles an hour predicted into the evening.

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Snow for the holidays

Get ready to put “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” on a repeat loop — snow should fall for the holiday starting on Thursday and may continue through Saturday.