Current conditions

  • 53°
  • Fair
  • Dew point: 46.0
  • Wind from S 4 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Pressure: 1019


  • Hi 78°
  • 6:27am sunrise
  • 5:58pm sunset


  • Lo 54°
  • 4:22am moonrise
  • 4:55pm moonset


Mostly Sunny
  • 81°
  • 53°


Mostly Sunny
  • 82°
  • 55°


Partly Sunny
  • 82°
  • 55°


Partly Sunny
  • 84°
  • 56°


Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 78°
  • 54°


  • Rise Saturday: 6:27 a.m.
  • Set Saturday: 5:58 p.m.
  • Rise Sunday: 6:27 a.m.
  • Set Sunday: 5:56 p.m.


  • Rise Saturday: 4:22 a.m.
  • Set Saturday: 4:55 p.m.
  • Rise Sunday: 5:15 a.m.
  • Set Sunday: 5:26 p.m.
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Hope for a wet Rim Country winter continues to mount

Forecasters see chance of ‘Super El Niño’ snowpack

Rim Country got drenched Monday and Tuesday, a portent of things to come.

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Wet, dry, wet

As promised by the National Weather Service earlier in the week, Rim Country experienced thunderstorms throughout the week.

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Only Rain in Payson

Storms could continue all week

At noon rain dumped on Payson, while lightening and thunder crackled and boomed for a brief time.

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Looks Like Rain, but Payson Won't See Much

Storm clouds gather over the Mogollon Rim, but don’t expect too much precipitation in Payson.

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When lightning strikes

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.

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Flash Flood Warning Until 5:00 p.m. from Rye to Deer Creek

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.

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Rim Country cool

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.

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Rain plays it coy

Each afternoon, Rim Country residents eagerly watch the clouds build, then sigh in disappointment as they dissipate with little rain.

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Storm pummels parts of Payson

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.

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Forecast prompts sigh of relief from water managers

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.

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Storm lashes Rim Country

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.

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Tempest tosses boats

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.

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Dehydration can be deadly, experts warn

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.

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Monsoon onset may douse fire risk

The dark clouds can’t be missed and this week saw lightning strikes up near Christopher Creek.

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Blustery storm drops tree on Star Valley house

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.

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Snow in May! El Niño may yield wet year

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.

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Damp weather delays fire season

It’s May. It’s wet. It’s cold.

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Winter leaves with a dash of snow, rain

Making one last roar, the lion of winter brought rain to the Rim Country late Wednesday evening.

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Flooding recedes

Rains early this week caused a flurry of trouble, but Rim Country had largely dried out by week’s end.

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Storms refill C.C. Cragin

Just two sizable winter storms have almost refilled the nearly empty C.C. Cragin Reservoir, according to the Salt River Project.