Current conditions

  • 63°
  • Fair
  • Dew point: 53.0
  • Wind from W 5 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Pressure: 1015


  • Hi 76°
  • 5:51am sunrise
  • 7:05pm sunset


  • Lo 53°
  • 2:29am moonrise
  • 4:33pm moonset


Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 80°
  • 53°


Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 82°
  • 54°


Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 83°
  • 56°


Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 82°
  • 56°


Slight Chance Thunderstorms
  • 83°
  • 57°


  • Rise Thursday: 5:51 a.m.
  • Set Thursday: 7:05 p.m.
  • Rise Friday: 5:52 a.m.
  • Set Friday: 7:04 p.m.


  • Rise Thursday: 2:29 a.m.
  • Set Thursday: 4:33 p.m.
  • Rise Friday: 3:21 a.m.
  • Set Friday: 5:13 p.m.
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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.

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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.