Monsoon storm brings dust and rain to Phoenix area

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The monsoon brought storms to practically the entire Valley on Wednesday night where most people got rain and dust. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The monsoon brought storms to practically the entire Valley on Wednesday night where most people got rain and dust. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Tree down at the Vista Valley Apartments in Mesa. (Source: Keta Mose Kee) Tree down at the Vista Valley Apartments in Mesa. (Source: Keta Mose Kee)
City streets have seen light flooding. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) City streets have seen light flooding. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Damage in Tempe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Damage in Tempe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Power lines fell on cars in north Scottsdale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Power lines fell on cars in north Scottsdale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The monsoon brought storms to practically the entire Valley on Wednesday night where most people got rain and dust.

The McDowell Mountains received nearly 2 inches of rain in about an hour.

About 46,000 SRP customers were without power with many of them in the East Valley, like Mesa and Tempe. SRP said as of Thursday morning about 2,000 customers remain without power.

At the height of the storm, APS said roughly 16,000 customers didn't have electricity. That number has slowly dropped and crews were out all night, getting the number down to 240.

APS said they have reports of 20 power poles down currently but that number may rise when the morning light comes.

"Unfortunately, we will most likely have damage where we got to have our crews dig a new pole or string new wire and those restorations take longer," said APS spokeswoman Suzanne Trevino.

Scottsdale Road is closed between Deer Valley and Williams Drive after power lines fell on cars. No injuries were reported. 

Pima Road is also closed between Princess Drive and Legacy Boulevard due to storm damage.

Two teens were in a park and were struck by lightning in El Mirage, according to police.

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Scottsdale saw the highest peak winds at 69 miles per hour, which is almost hurricane strength. Sky Harbor saw winds of 63 mph at their peak and Falcon Field also saw 55 mile-per-hour wind gusts.

Below is a look at the rainfall totals for cities around the Valley:

  • Scottsdale: 1.31"
  • Fountain Hills: 1.14"
  • Downtown Phoenix: 0.95"
  • Mesa: 0.59"
  • Litchfield Park: 0.32"
  • Cave Creek: 0.31"
  • Tempe: 0.16"

Phoenix Sky Harbor, which has the official range gauge for the city, only received about a tenth of an inch of rain, officials said.

The airport said the storm caused about 37 departure delays and 73 arrival delays.

There was a dust storm warning until 8:45 p.m. for areas that include the south Valley and spots south of the Valley such as Maricopa and Stanfield.

A flash flood warning was issued for the northern section of the Valley until 9:15 p.m.

The DC Ranch area in Scottsdale saw more than an inch of rain. 

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City streets have seen light flooding.

Before the rain came, there was a wall of dust that came from the north and went through the Valley.

With the rain, temperatures dropped a lot lower than normal. Scottsdale saw temperatures fall to 74 while Deer Valley slipped to 77. Phoenix saw temperatures fall to the low 80s.

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