PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Strong monsoon thunderstorms brought flooding to areas just north of Phoenix on Friday afternoon. After storms moved through the area Thursday night, the washes in the area began to fill quickly with rain runoff. The headwaters of a flash flood were seen from Arizona's Family chopper Friday afternoon.
According to Arizona's Family Chief Meteorologist Royal Norman, our current storm, which started last night, has dropped more rain at Sky Harbor Airport than all of 2020's monsoon.
When does 24 hours=an entire monsoon season? I'm very happy to share this information. The current storm, which started last night, has produced more rain at Sky Harbor than ALL of last year's monsoon. #azfamily pic.twitter.com/A07vyWpDJo— Royal Norman (@royalnormantv) July 24, 2021
Video from Arizona’s Family chopper showed flooded roadways in the New River and north Phoenix area near the Skunk Creek. Closer to Interstate 17 and New River Road, video showed a home surrounded by the water from a running wash.
Phoenix already broke a daily rainfall record with more than .75” of inch falling on Friday alone. Arizona’s Family is covering this storm from all parts of the Valley. Download the Arizona’s Family app to get weather alerts for your area.