- Rise Friday: 6:26 a.m.
- Set Friday: 5:59 p.m.
- Rise Saturday: 6:27 a.m.
- Set Saturday: 5:58 p.m.
- Rise Friday: 3:29 a.m.
- Set Friday: 4:23 p.m.
- Rise Saturday: 4:22 a.m.
- Set Saturday: 4:55 p.m.
Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack
Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.
As promised by the National Weather Service earlier in the week, Rim Country experienced thunderstorms throughout the week.
Storms could continue all week
At noon rain dumped on Payson, while lightening and thunder crackled and boomed for a brief time.
Storm clouds gather over the Mogollon Rim, but don’t expect too much precipitation in Payson.
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.
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.
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.
Each afternoon, Rim Country residents eagerly watch the clouds build, then sigh in disappointment as they dissipate with little rain.
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.