Current conditions

  • 92°
  • A Few Clouds
  • Dew point: 50.0
  • Wind from NE 6 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 24%
  • Pressure: 1012

Today

  • Hi 92°
  • 5:33am sunrise
  • 7:30pm sunset

Tonight

  • Lo 67°
  • 12:08am moonrise
  • 1:40pm moonset

Thu

Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 92°
  • 67°

Fri

Chance Thunderstorms
  • 90°
  • 64°

Sat

Chance Thunderstorms
  • 83°
  • 64°

Sun

Thunderstorms Likely
  • 79°
  • 65°

Mon

Chance Thunderstorms
  • 79°
  • 65°

Sun

  • Rise Wednesday: 5:33 a.m.
  • Set Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Rise Thursday: 5:34 a.m.
  • Set Thursday: 7:29 p.m.

Moon

  • Rise Wednesday: 12:08 a.m.
  • Set Wednesday: 1:40 p.m.
  • Rise Thursday: 12:52 a.m.
  • Set Thursday: 2:44 p.m.
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Monsoon storms unleash fatal fury

Unsettled monsoon conditions have set in, mingling welcome moisture with deadly lightning strikes and a rash of new fires.

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Forecast suggests monsoon may soon resume

All of Gila County has slipped back into “severe drought” according to the U.S. Forest Service, extending the fire season and prompting the Tonto National Forest to leave fire restrictions clamped into place.

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Fire knocks out power in Tonto Basin

Residents praise quick response by firefighters and APS

A quick moving brush fire burned nearly 60 acres off State Route 188 Monday afternoon, knocking power off for hours to 1,100 residents. Some ended up sleeping outside until Arizona Public Service restored the power.

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Microburst blasts Rye

A microburst in Rye Tuesday night flipped a travel trailer and ripped the roof off a home in what residents said felt like a tornado tearing through the community.

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Monsoon to the rescue

Storms douse wildfires

Monsoon storms gusted into Northern Arizona this week, dousing wildfires, dropping temperatures and relieving residents.

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Heat setting records

Starting Saturday, the heat was on.

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Take Precautions during Extreme Heat

Health Department issues advisory

Excessive heat is expected throughout much of Arizona over the next several days. Temperatures in Northern Arizona are expected to be well above average. Highs in Flagstaff are forecasted to reach 93 degrees and Page may reach 107.

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Brace for the Monsoon

First cool, then hot on fire lines

Wet, cool weather has helped firefighters tame blazes throughout the state, but the return of fierce, dry winds and record-breaking heat could whip blazes up again this week.

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Wild winds usher in wildfire season

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.

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Weekend rain storms into the forecast

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.

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Spring sprang too soon

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.

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Water managers happy

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.

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El Niño wimps out

Stay tuned for March madness

The mighty El Niño wimped out.

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Storm delivers rare dose of ‘thundersnow’

Ever heard of thundersnow?

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Heavy weekend traffic expected again on US 180 near Flagstaff

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.

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New storm coming

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.

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Winter storm brewing

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.

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The secret to happiness

A writer in snowshoes puts the theories to the test

The snow drifted down.

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Trees topple; power dies

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.

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Winter storm shuts down Rim Country

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.