- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for March madness
The mighty El Niño wimped out.
Ever heard of thundersnow?
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.
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.
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.
A writer in snowshoes puts the theories to the test
The snow drifted down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh snow, fresh questions
The mist fades, the planet spins, the dawn spreads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.