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Rain, Hail, Flash Flooding, Chaos In Areas Around Havasu

Rain, Hail, Flash Flooding, Chaos In Areas Around Havasu
Becky Maxedon / 24 Sep 2019 / No Comments » Comments

According to the National Weather Service in Phoenix, 2.24 inches of rain was recorded west of Bouse and observers reported dime-sized hail as a series of storms made their way through La Paz and Mohave counties Monday.

The storm that hit that area enhanced the chance of tornadoes, although none were reported. A brief tornado was spotted in Cave Creek, near Phoenix.

Highway 72 was shut down for more than four hours near Bouse after storms went through Monday morning. Motorists were forced to wait for the water to recede as flash flooding quickly took over washes.

Motorists wait on Highway 72 for flood waters to recede. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Another storm rolled through an area north of Lake Havasu City near the Interstate 40-State Route 95 intersection at Pilot. The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nev., reported heavy rain throughout that area, including in Kingman.

Golf ball-sized hail was reported by observers at the Shops at Lake Havasu, north of town.

According to the forecast for Lake Havasu City, there is no precipitation predicted in the area for the next couple of days with a 40 percent chance of rain Thursday.

Storm clouds pass over Highway 72 Monday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

A semi driver slowly drives through a flooded wash after the water began to recede. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Another flooded wash on Highway 72. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A storm over I-40 and Highway 95 Monday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A storm over Highway 95 Monday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A storm over I-40 and Highway 95 Monday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Storm clouds hover over I-40 and Highway 95 Monday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A storm over I-40 and Highway 95 Monday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

According to the Las Vegas National Service, these are the stats. photo courtesy NWS Vegas

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