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)
Thundery showers late on Friday and on Friday night will pose a threat of localized torrential rain, high winds and hail.
After intense heat eased some for Thursday, it will once again bake Spain and France to close out this week and expand into Germany and Poland this weekend.
The same front that brought gusty thunderstorms and tornado reports across Missouri Wednesday will once again spark severe weather from the Plains to the Tennessee Valley into Thursday night and beyond.
While parts of India received torrential rainfall during June, impact from El Nino will reassert itself over the upper part of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.
Winds and the Gulf Stream current are the likely catalysts behind strange jellyfishlike creatures, Man O' War, popping up on East Coast beaches over the past several weeks.
Strengthening Typhoon Chan-hom will threaten Guam this weekend, while the corridor from Shanghai to Tokyo could face impacts next week.
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