Current conditions

  • 25°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 19.0
  • Wind from SW 4 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Pressure: 1016


  • Hi 42°
  • 7:11am sunrise
  • 5:16pm sunset


  • Lo 20°
  • 9:20pm moonrise
  • 10:27am moonset


Mostly Sunny
  • 46°
  • 22°


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  • 22°


Mostly Sunny
  • 52°
  • 26°


Mostly Sunny
  • 55°
  • 30°


Partly Sunny
  • 51°
  • 27°


  • 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.
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First winter storm blankets Rim Country

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.

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Winter storm passing through

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.

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Rain Sunday foreshadows snow on Monday

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.

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Coconino County Prepares for El Niño Winter

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.

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Weather Service: More snow on Rim today

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.

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Winter comes gusting into Rim Country

A slow-moving storm covered the Rim with snow and broke a 90-year snowfall record in Flagstaff, which received five inches.

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Storm dumps snow on Flagstaff

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.

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Winter storm

The tricky winter driving conditions could hit home today.

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Weather prompts warning for drivers

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.

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Winter storm expected next week

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.

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Hope for a wet Rim Country winter continues to mount

Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack

Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.

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Wet, dry, wet

As promised by the National Weather Service earlier in the week, Rim Country experienced thunderstorms throughout the week.

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Only Rain in Payson

Storms could continue all week

At noon rain dumped on Payson, while lightening and thunder crackled and boomed for a brief time.

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Looks Like Rain, but Payson Won't See Much

Storm clouds gather over the Mogollon Rim, but don’t expect too much precipitation in Payson.

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When lightning strikes

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.

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Flash Flood Warning Until 5:00 p.m. from Rye to Deer Creek

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.

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Rim Country cool

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.

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Rain plays it coy

Each afternoon, Rim Country residents eagerly watch the clouds build, then sigh in disappointment as they dissipate with little rain.

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Storm pummels parts of Payson

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.

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Forecast prompts sigh of relief from water managers

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.