Monsoon season brought heightened storms to Arizona Tuesday night, including intense flooding to Quartzsize, roughly 130 miles west of Phoenix.
The Quartzsize Fire and Rescue Department reported that RVs and double wide trailers overturned and multiple cars had to be rescued from flooded roads. Parts of the town lost power as well.
Even with small amounts of rain, significant flooding can still occur.
According to Senior AccuWeather Meteorologist Ken Clark, almost any Arizona area is susceptible to flash flooding with monsoon season in swing.
"Fueled by a tropical feed of moisture, thunderstorms where they do occur can drop a lot of rain in a short period of time. Usually dry washes can fill up very quickly with rapidly running water that rises quickly," he said. "There even can be flash flooding far away from the actual source of the thunderstorms producing the downpours."
Though the floods caused property damage, no injuries were reported.
A rainbow springs out of dark skies following strong storms that brought flooding to La Paz County, Arizona. (Photo/Quartzsize Fire and Rescue)
935p: Heavy rainfall & storms still continue out towards Parker, watch for flooded roadways. Even more dangerous w/ night traveling! #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 9, 2014
Officials capture the flooding during their survey after the storm. (Photo/Quartzsize Fire and Rescue)
While the driver made it out of the vehicle safely, the car was stuck on the flooded road. (Photo/Sgt. Frausto, Quartzsite Police Department)
A trailer is ripped apart during the flooding. (Photo/Quartzsize Fire and Rescue)
Murky waters reach over large areas of Quartzsize after the severe storms. (Photo/Quartzsize Fire and Rescue)
The same cold front poised to mark an end to the midsummerlike warmth in the Northeast will also spread rain and thunderstorms into the region as May transitions to June.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
The warm and humid weekend in Dover, Delaware, may end on a stormy note, possibly affecting Sunday's NASCAR race.
May 31 marks the anniversary of when the widest known tornado struck the El Reno, Oklahoma, area and claimed eight lives in 2013.
Following another busy weekend for severe storms and flooding in Texas and the southern Plains, the frequent rain and storms will shift eastward.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.
Mississippi/ Ohio Valleys (1989)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Upper Ohio Valley. A F-4 tornado injured three people and caused a million dollars damage at New Providence IA.