Monsoon Roars Into Havasu

Wind gusts of up to 49 mph were recorded at the Lake Havasu City Airport Saturday evening. Scant moisture was reported during the storm that consisted mostly of high winds. A wind gust of 56 mph was reported at the London Bridge.

A dust storm rolls in on the south end of town around 7:30pm Saturday night. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A little after 7:30 p.m., the storm roared into the city and caused damage throughout the area. City crews were busy Sunday morning cleaning up downed trees, dislodged palm fronds and bark and more. Businesses reported downed signs like the one pictured at the Sands on Mesquite Avenue.

A tree is down on Mesquite Ave. after the storm Saturday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Power outages were reported in some parts of Lake Havasu City and more storm activity is possible for today.

Following are photos of some of the damage seen around the city Sunday morning.

A palm tree is laying on the ground on McCulloch Blvd. after the storm Saturday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A tree is split on McCulloch Blvd. Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A sign at the Sands Resort is taped off after it was knocked over from the winds during the storm Saturday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A dust storm rolls through the outskirts of Lake Havasu at sunset on Saturday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The sun sets during the Saturday evening dust storm outside of Lake Havasu. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Lightning photo courtesy Joey Galati

photo courtesy Dianne Audette

Part of the patio roof blew off of the house of Jennifer Olson. Photo courtesy Jennifer Olson

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