- Rise Saturday: 6:01 a.m.
- Set Saturday: 6:46 p.m.
- Rise Sunday: 6:02 a.m.
- Set Sunday: 6:45 p.m.
- Rise Saturday:
- Set Saturday: 1:28 p.m.
- Rise Sunday: 12:10 a.m.
- Set Sunday: 2:22 p.m.
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.
Every winter season, Dave Harmon spends many days and nights plowing snow and ice to clear the highways in the Holbrook area. The hours are long, the weather can be treacherous, and the conditions are challenging, even dangerous at times, especially when drivers don’t give the plows enough room to work.
With more winter weather in the forecast, Coconino National Forest managers wish to remind visitors to be prepared for winter conditions across the Forest. Visitors coming to the Forest are urged to make smart decisions, put safety first, and be respectful of the land and other visitors.
The winter storms that have battered the East and the South will reach the Southwest this weekend and on into next week.