Opinion

Should we still go camping if thunderstorms in forecast?

Area outdoors enthusiasts share advice, concerns about weather

Posted 8/11/22

Headed up to Fool’s Hollow Lake this weekend for the first time...

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Opinion

Should we still go camping if thunderstorms in forecast?

Area outdoors enthusiasts share advice, concerns about weather

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Headed up to Fool’s Hollow Lake this weekend for the first time, but forecast shows thunderstorms all weekend. We are tent camping with kids, should we not? Or any tips for camping in thunderstorms? Elyse Spangehl

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Watch for flooding. Extra dry clothes and blankets. — Kim Woodyatt

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Pits

Canopies and panels, tarps and propane fire pit. You’ll stay nice and dry. Have fun!Gina London

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No worries

Everything is paved in the park, so you should be fine. Bring a canopy to help stay dry. Rain will be intermittent, so lots of time to have fun. My opinion is to not stay away because of rain.Randy Chandler

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Roofer

Buy one of those shade overhangs or get some tarps and make a roof with tarps and rope!Aeddan Davies

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Cover up

    We are headed up, too, and I am excited for the rain! Don’t hold back! Just be prepared and don’t leave things out that can’t get wet. Put you tent on a tarp so the water doesn’t come up from the ground and put a canopy over your tent as well as one to set under during the rain.Trevir Olszewski

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Mountain rain

The rain is not lasting long each day up here but it does come down pretty good in some areas. The problem is you never know what area that will be each day. Today in Show Low we had a pretty good downpour for about an hour or so. Just bring a few things for the kids to do under a canopy or in the tent while the rain comes down. Our thunderstorms are not violent microburst or dust storms. Just awesome mountain rain.Billie Bowlin