Arizona Microburst

Arizona Stormsout2Who says summer is over? That was not the case yesterday as large severe storms dropped record-setting rain in Nevada and Central Arizona. Storms flooded roadways and stopping all traffic out of Sky Harbor International Airport. A low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska created storms that produced 70 mph winds, dangerous lightning, golf ball sized hail and torrential rainfall.
A major storm in Arizona knocked down 19 power poles and damaged 38 homes. Some were so severely damage that about 100 people were displaced. Heavy rainfall flooded freeways throughout the area, with water up to 2 feet deep on parts of I-17. 1.09 inches of rain fell at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, shattering the old record of 0.23 set in 1994.


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This post was written by qni_it on October 6, 2010

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  1. WI Weather Buff October 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    Apparently there were several tornadoes associated with that storm.

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