- Rise Friday: 7:04 a.m.
- Set Friday: 5:18 p.m.
- Rise Saturday: 7:05 a.m.
- Set Saturday: 5:18 p.m.
- Rise Friday: 6:06 a.m.
- Set Friday: 5:03 p.m.
- Rise Saturday: 7:06 a.m.
- Set Saturday: 5:51 p.m.
An intense monsoon storm that swept through Rim Country this weekend forced officials to close the swollen Tonto Creek, cancel several events and sent some motorists slipping and sliding off the roadways.
Last week’s predicted big storm from the remnants of a hurricane veered off into New Mexico before delivering the predicted deluge in Rim Country.
Heavy rains expected tonight, tomorrow
Heavy rain on near Beaver Valley on Wednesday afternoon once more flood portions of Houston Mesa Road, forcing a temporary closure as Gila County road crews cleared the flood of dirt and rocks.
State issues warnings for drivers as tropical storm approaches
Following last week’s record rainfall in the Phoenix metropolitan area which also dumped an inch of rain in Payson, the Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing for another tropical storm this week likely to cause flooding to several regions of the state.
Monday went from sunny and bright to gloomy and thunderous by the afternoon.
After waiting all weekend for rain predicted from the tropical storm Norbert, the storm hit early Monday morning.
Hurricane Norbert, a Category 1 storm, blowing 850 miles south-southwest of San Diego on Thursday, will bring rain and thunderstorms to the Rim Country from late Saturday into Monday.
Gila County was under a flood advisory Tuesday morning after a storm that started overnight dumped nearly an inch of rain on Payson.
Another deluge wreaked havoc on Houston Mesa Road this week.
A Queen Creek man is recovering in the Valley after being struck by lightning at Woods Canyon Lake Sunday.
Forest Servive offers tips for surviving monsoon
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) present very different landscapes and varied weather conditions which may affect the outlook for fire season and monsoonal moisture. Monsoons can be dangerous if you are not aware of the dangers they can bring.
Saturday, Aug. 2, residents of Payson saw instant lakes pool up around town and rivers flow through drainages as the sky opened up and dumped rain on Rim Country. Another downpour hit Sunday morning.
Flood traps people at Water Wheel
Perhaps a dozen people were trapped Sunday night when car-size boulders flooded Houston Mesa Road, trapping them in a parking lot.
Simple tips can protect you from deadly storms
While celebrating the joy of the life-giving monsoon, the Forest Service would like to remind people of the potential for serious injury or even death from lightning strikes.
Chance of rain rises after Tuesday as "severe" drought continues
The monsoon conditions that have quenched the fire danger and delivered greater than normal rainfall for the past two weeks will likely clear up today and Monday. The US Weather Service puts the chance of rain in Payson at just about zero today and tomorrow.
As is typical during the monsoon season, some locations receive well above normal amounts of precipitation, while others receive well below normal amounts.
Hailstorm turns summer to winter
A fierce hailstorm Sunday evening took motorists by surprise on Highway 87 atop the Rim north of Pine-Strawberry.
Tonto Forest restrictions lifted
As the monsoon took hold this week, the Tonto National Forest lifted fire restrictions and the Coconino National Forest reopened Fossil Creek.
Rains douse fires, force flooding
Every day since July 3, monsoon storms have delivered a daily dose of rain along with some impressive lightning displays and rolling thunder.
Fingers crossed — we might see monsoon thunderstorms this week.