Videos show severe thunderstorm making its way across the Valley
PHOENIX — A strong storm system rolled through the Valley on Monday afternoon, prompting severe thunderstorm, dust and flash flood warnings.
At least 50,000 APS and SRP customers reported power outages as the storm made its way from the far southeast Valley and into the downtown Phoenix area.
Numerous flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport were delayed as a result of the storm, while other residents across the Valley reported downed power lines and trees, one of which toppling onto the home of an elderly man in Mesa.
Paramedic/firefighters and technical rescue teams working on rescuing occupant in his 70’s from this home near University and Center. pic.twitter.com/ogvVXhm6At
— Mesa (Arizona) Fire & Medical Dept (@MesaFireDept) July 9, 2018
The severe thunderstorm warning lasted until 6:30 p.m. as the system made its way across the Valley, while a flash flood warning was issued until 8:15 p.m.
Many parts of the Valley saw at least a half-inch of rain or more, with the area just south of downtown Phoenix receiving the highest rainfall total at 1.34 inches.
#StormChasing in the east valley. There’s standing water on the 202 at Dobson. 1/3 of an inch of rain fell between 4p-410p. Getting small hail at the chick fila off Dobson. Tune to @KTAR923 for more. pic.twitter.com/ynV1Mjmt88
— Ali Vetnar (@Ali_Vetnar) July 9, 2018
Update: power is out. pic.twitter.com/b7lJyOCkeC
— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) July 9, 2018
— Nick Ciletti (@NickCiletti) July 10, 2018
— Daniel Henz (@drhenz_wx) July 9, 2018
— DINA (@TweetLilLatina) July 9, 2018
— Gleed (@aliigleed) July 10, 2018
I-17 SB in Phoenix: Drivers be cautious of very slick roads and heavy rain as the storm pelts central Phoenix on its way west.
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 10, 2018
Currently being consumed by the dust storm. Zero visibility. pic.twitter.com/znl3Dd1JHA
— Derek Montilla (@Cap_Kaveman) July 9, 2018
— Jim Sharpe (@JimSharpe) July 9, 2018
* STORM ALERT * Weather is now threatening the area of I-17 and Deer Valley Road, as depicted in this video by ADOT's Mark Trennepohl, the Statewide Road Weather Manager. #PhxTraffic pic.twitter.com/oOM7Rawlwf
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 9, 2018
I’m in Alaska. Just got this from the nephew watching my house. He pic.twitter.com/Jn8GH40EVt
— Bruhette (suckage) (@AzSportsGirl63) July 9, 2018
— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) July 10, 2018