Current conditions

  • 54°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 43.0
  • Wind from SE 3 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Pressure: 1012


  • Hi 67°
  • 5:50am sunrise
  • 6:59pm sunset


  • Lo 42°
  • 10:42pm moonrise
  • 8:22am moonset


Chance Rain Showers
  • 68°
  • 45°


Mostly Sunny
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  • 48°


Mostly Sunny
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  • 49°


  • 75°
  • 44°


Mostly Sunny
  • 69°
  • 40°


  • Rise Friday: 5:50 a.m.
  • Set Friday: 6:59 p.m.
  • Rise Saturday: 5:49 a.m.
  • Set Saturday: 7 p.m.


  • Rise Friday: 10:42 p.m.
  • Set Friday: 8:22 a.m.
  • Rise Saturday: 11:39 p.m.
  • Set Saturday: 9:17 a.m.
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Record rainless stretch

But rain and snow possible this weekend

It has been 40 days since Payson saw a drop of rain much less a flutter of snow.

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Brief storm

A low-pressure system has brought breezy conditions and cooler temperatures to Payson.

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Rim Country braces for snowstorm

Wednesday storm should bring rain, snow, frigid temperatures

After a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, Rim Country needs to brace for wet, cold, winter weather.

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Forest managers: Know before you go

The very conditions that draw the public to the forest in the winter are also the ones that can be dangers. Forest managers are taking several measures to provide for the safety of winter visitors and protect forest resources.

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Storm dumps 3 inches

Despite receiving some three inches of rain and a splattering of snow this weekend, police reported few problems.

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Tonto Creek crossings closed

Mounting flows in Tonto Creek prompted Gila County to close all three crossings in Tonto Basin Saturday morning, effectively cutting off access to people living on the east side.

Winter weather storm

Collection of information about the winter storm from around the Web.

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Motorists should prepare for early winter storm in the high country

Drivers headed to Arizona’s high country Thursday should be ready for winter driving conditions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Wet weather could stick around in Rim Country through Monday

A storm noisily rolled into Payson overnight Tuesday, releasing a few drops of rain and several claps of thunder towards sunrise. Residents can expect the cloud cover to stick around through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

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Wet, wild weather

The monsoon finally reached Rim Country this weekend, with pounding afternoon thunderstorms, wild winds — even twisters.

Weather records evaporate

Record cold and heat mark a year of extremes for Arizona

Last year was a year of weather extremes in Arizona — but also a welcome respite from drought with near normal monsoonal rainfall totals. The Payson area set several records, ranging from a New Year’s cold front to an August heat wave, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff. Here is a run down of some of the year’s weather highlights for the Rim Country. Early in the year, an Arctic air mass moved into northern Arizona, dropping snow and temperatures from the Grand Canyon to the Rim Country. The low on New Year’s Eve 2011 in Payson was 1 degree, a new record, according to the Weather Service. Other areas with record lows included a minus 28 degrees in Fort Valley near Flagstaff, minus 25 in Springerville and minus 3 in Cottonwood.

DPS urges caution with winter travel in high country

Motorists should not stop along highway to play in snow

With snow in the Rim Country’s weather forecast and time off for the holidays, many people will be traveling to see and experience the new winter wonderland.

Winter storm bearing down on Rim Country

Storm may bring Payson a white New Year’s — big drop in temperature

With one last winter storm on the way for 2010, Payson looks poised to finish the year with just a splash above normal rainfall.

Payson gets nearly an inch of rain on Thursday

E. Verde Estates gets 2.5 inches in an hour

Off and on heavy monsoon storms this week dampened a scattering of wildfires and eased firefighters’ fears of another dry summer rain season.

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El Niño storms drench Rim Country

Reservoirs brim as Verde River, Tonto Creek rise to 13-15 times normal flow for this time of year

El Niño delivered for Rim Country this year.

County declares state of emergency

Gila County declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning, as two more storms threatened to dump up to six inches of rain, potentially isolating communities by flooding roads. This latest round of storms comes after a first storm dropped eight to 12 inches of snow on the Rim, and buckets of rain in town.

Forecasters issue storm warnings for Rim Country

Forecasters are warning Rim Country residents to brace for a series of storms this week that will drop several feet of snow on the Rim and at least a half-dozen inches of rain in town that could swell already saturated riverbeds, causing flooding from Kohl’s Ranch to the Verde River.

Approaching storms dropping rain, snow

A series of approaching storms will affect Northern Arizona through Friday.