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  • Rise Friday: 7:04 a.m.
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Rain closes Tonto Creek crossings

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.

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Fresh storm due

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.

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Floods close Houston Mesa Road

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.

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Arizona braces for more flooding

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.

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Added deluge due

Monday went from sunny and bright to gloomy and thunderous by the afternoon.

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Phoenix floods, Payson pitters

After waiting all weekend for rain predicted from the tropical storm Norbert, the storm hit early Monday morning.

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Hurricane-spawned storm approaches

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.

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Storm dumps an inch of rain on Payson

Gila County was under a flood advisory Tuesday morning after a storm that started overnight dumped nearly an inch of rain on Payson.

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Inch of rain triggers mudslides

Another deluge wreaked havoc on Houston Mesa Road this week.

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Lightning strikes ... twice

A Queen Creek man is recovering in the Valley after being struck by lightning at Woods Canyon Lake Sunday.

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How can you avoid a lightning strike?

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.

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Storm floods streets

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.

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Flash flood covers Houston Mesa Road in boulders

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.

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Electrifying guide to lightning

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.

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Monsoon storms clear as temperatures rise

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.

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Payson's rainfall totals well above average

As is typical during the monsoon season, some locations receive well above normal amounts of precipitation, while others receive well below normal amounts.

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Wild weather

Hailstorm turns summer to winter

A fierce hailstorm Sunday evening took motorists by surprise on Highway 87 atop the Rim north of Pine-Strawberry.

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Monsoon hits home

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.

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Monsoon takes hold

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.

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Monsoon’s onset will bring both relief and risks

Fingers crossed — we might see monsoon thunderstorms this week.