Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Thunderstorms brings overnight lightning show, some rain, and short power outage.

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Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Thunderstorms brings overnight lightning show, some rain, and short power outage.

Storms moved across the Colorado River Tri-State area on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 through the late overnight hours of Friday, August 7th, 2015 bring light rain in some communities, to moderate and heavy rain in other communities causing Flash Flood Warnings and even some Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to be issued from the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At around 11:40pm PT, a thunderstorm to the southwest of Needles, California began moving northeast to the Needles, California area and created smaller thunderstorms to the south of Needles, California which would cause a great lightning show in the sky all around Downtown Needles, California.

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At around 11:50pm PT on Thursday, August 6th, 2015, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez began recording the thunderstorm over Downtown Needles, California where bright lightning flashed with loud thunder roaring all around the area.

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As ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez continued to recorded the thunderstorm from the old County Bank building along the 1000 block of West Broadway near H Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The bright lightning were striking to the south and east of Downtown Needles, California, including to the east of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union and the Red Dog Saloon where people were heard amazed by the lightning show in the sky.

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Some of the lightning strikes were close by and appeared to be just blocks away from where ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was recording, and after the lightning strikes, the loud roar and crackle of lightning can be heard on camera.

At around 12:00am PT on Friday, August 7th, 2015, a lightning strike to the northeast of River Edge Golf Course in Needles, California caused the power to go out for a short moment including in Downtown Needles, California as well as on the west and east sides of Needles, California.

Employees at both the Subways and Westside Chevron Gas station in Needles, California tell ZachNews that their power also went out during the thunderstorm and came back on after.

The power did came back out within a few seconds as the thunderstorm began to bring some rain and winds to the area.

According to the National Weather Service, winds at 18 mph with gusty winds at 23 mph was recorded at the Needles Airport just south of Needles, California.

The thunderstorm began to move east and northeast into Mohave County, Arizona well continuing to bring lightning and thunder to the area.

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Lightning and some thunder continued from the passing thunderstorm to the east and south of Needles, California between 12:30am and 1:30am PT on Friday, August 7th, 2015 including to the south of the Big Green House located near the intersection of Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez recorded the thunderstorm with lightning and some thunder from a shopping plaza parking lot near the intersection of Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California.

But the earlier thunderstorm that was southwest of Needles, California began to move over Needles, California between 1:30am and 2:30am PT on Friday, August 7th, 2015 bringing more lightning and thunder, and heavy rain fall over Needles, California.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez began recording the second thunderstorm with heavy rain falling from Miranda’s Car Wash near the intersection of Needles Highway and West Broadway in Needles, California.

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The second thunderstorm brought heavy rain to fall for a few minutes, some bright lightning flashed, and very little thunder roaring as drivers drive along Needles Highway and West Broadway to their destinations with some vehicles pulling their boats on trailers heading to the Colorado River for a weekend of fun.

As the second thunderstorm moved out of Needles, California north and northeast into Mohave County, Arizona, the rain stopped and the wet ground began to dry fast.

At this moment, ZachNews has not received of found any reports of damages, injuries, or deaths related to the storms in the Needles, California or the Colorado River Tri-State area, but ZachNews is continuing to check around for any update information.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

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