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Payson, AZ

Right Now
73°
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Feels Like: 73°
  • Heat Index: 73°
  • Wind: 10 mph
  • Wind Chill: 73°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 06:16:33 AM
  • Sunset: 06:16:28 PM
  • Dew Point: 51°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Partly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Partly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow

Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 82F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Next 12 Hours

Time
Temp
Precip
7 PM
71°
15%
7 PM
71°

Wind: ENE @ 10 mph

Precip: 15% Chance

Humidity: 51%

Wind Chill: 71°

Heat Index: 71°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

8 PM
70°
15%
8 PM
70°

Wind: ENE @ 8 mph

Precip: 15% Chance

Humidity: 51%

Wind Chill: 70°

Heat Index: 70°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

9 PM
69°
15%
9 PM
69°

Wind: ENE @ 7 mph

Precip: 15% Chance

Humidity: 53%

Wind Chill: 69°

Heat Index: 69°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

10 PM
68°
15%
10 PM
68°

Wind: ENE @ 4 mph

Precip: 15% Chance

Humidity: 55%

Wind Chill: 68°

Heat Index: 68°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

11 PM
67°
15%
11 PM
67°

Wind: ENE @ 5 mph

Precip: 15% Chance

Humidity: 57%

Wind Chill: 67°

Heat Index: 67°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

12 AM
66°
1%
12 AM
66°

Wind: NE @ 4 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 57%

Wind Chill: 66°

Heat Index: 66°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

1 AM
65°
1%
1 AM
65°

Wind: ENE @ 3 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 58%

Wind Chill: 65°

Heat Index: 65°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

2 AM
64°
1%
2 AM
64°

Wind: ENE @ 3 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 58%

Wind Chill: 64°

Heat Index: 64°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

3 AM
64°
1%
3 AM
64°

Wind: ENE @ 4 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 58%

Wind Chill: 64°

Heat Index: 64°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

4 AM
64°
1%
4 AM
64°

Wind: ENE @ 4 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 59%

Wind Chill: 64°

Heat Index: 64°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

5 AM
63°
1%
5 AM
63°

Wind: ENE @ 4 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 59%

Wind Chill: 63°

Heat Index: 63°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

6 AM
62°
1%
6 AM
62°

Wind: ENE @ 4 mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 61%

Wind Chill: 62°

Heat Index: 62°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

Weather Stories

Although the Arizona monsoon hit the pause button — the National Weather Service predicts near-normal rainfall — and minimal wildfire potential — through September in Arizona.

Sure enough, the monsoon rains gusted into the high country this week as predicted — giving firefighters the upper hand in coping with the two most recent wildfires.

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday declared an emergency as firefighters struggled to contain three new fires, including the 2,000-acre Fish Fire southwest of Hannagan Meadow off Highway 191 in the White Mountains.

This week’s heat wave across the state underscored the National Weather Service’s prediction of a hot, dry, fire-prone June — at least until the monsoon starts up in early July.

The water’s splashing merrily down the East Verde River and Salt River Project’s reservoirs on the Salt and Verde River remain 72% full — barely below the same time last year.

The Salt River Project will start releasing water into Payson’s C.C. Cragin pipeline this week — and probably continue pumping through October, said SRP spokesperson Patricia Likens.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Caserta took off his protective helmet, walked beneath the spinning rear tail rotor of an a HM-60S helicopter at a Virginia naval station — and jumped into the air until the spinning rotor ended his torment.

A hot, dry fall will likely lead to more of the same this winter, according to the National Weather Service — thanks to global warming and an increasingly serious La Niña.

The 24,000-acre Bear Fire in the White Mountains near Clifton is 50% contained.

The Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon has burned more than 550 square miles and sent a plume of superheated smoke and debris up to 45,000 feet.