- Rise Monday: 5:32 a.m.
- Set Monday: 7:32 p.m.
- Rise Tuesday: 5:32 a.m.
- Set Tuesday: 7:31 p.m.
- Rise Monday: 11:27 p.m.
- Set Monday: 11:30 a.m.
- Rise Tuesday:
- Set Tuesday: 12:35 p.m.
Unsettled monsoon conditions have set in, mingling welcome moisture with deadly lightning strikes and a rash of new fires.
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.
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.
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.
Storms douse wildfires
Monsoon storms gusted into Northern Arizona this week, dousing wildfires, dropping temperatures and relieving residents.
Starting Saturday, the heat was on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for March madness
The mighty El Niño wimped out.
Ever heard of thundersnow?
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.
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.
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.
A writer in snowshoes puts the theories to the test
The snow drifted down.
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.
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.