PHOENIX — The hail storm that blanketed Arizona yesterday caused wind damage, lightening, flooding, and damage from golf ball-sized hail across the Valley. Viewers from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Tempe, and Sedona share photos of their storm experience in this slide show.
See more storm photos from other Arizona cities in the photo list below.
The first major storm cell swept through Central Phoenix at about 12:30 p.m. Rain and winds were so heavy that officials at Sky Harbor International Airport had to stop departures and delay arriving flights for about an hour.
The airport resumed operations at about 1:30 p.m. Between 40 and 50 planes were lined up for departures as arrivals were coming in. The deputy aviation director said everything was running slower than usual because the planes need to stay relatively far apart due to the weather.
The storm dropped hail the size of golf balls and toppled trees.
SRP reported 19,000 people were without power at about 2 p.m.