Weather Update!!: Needles, CA: Lightning, rain, and gusty winds moved through Needles, California.
Lightning, rain, and gusty winds moved through Needles, California at around 8:00pm PT on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured pictures and videos of the lightning, rain, and debris blown around from gusty winds.
The lightning, rain, and gusty winds was from a storm that moved across the high desert areas of Lucerne Valley, California and Amboy, California before bringing the surprising storm over into Needles, California.
As the storm arrived, gusty winds blow dust across the community.
The gusty winds ripping some roofing shingles from a gated up abandoned motel at the intersection of Needles Highway and T Street blowing them along Route 66 and some small signs like an advertisement sign at the intersection of Needles Highway and North K Street to be ripped apart.
The storm then bought rain to the area and loud thunder that woke people up.
Usual street flooding to the turnoff from Needles Highway onto West Broadway and the K Street Underpass occurred.
Work crews are working to drain the flooded K Street Underpass wish is closed between Front Street and Chestnut Street.
Motorists are being ask to use Needles Highway and West Broadway as a detour.
Overall, no major damage from the storm was reported, no power outages in the Needles, California area was reported, and the storm moved out of the Needles, California at around 12:00am PT on Thursday, April 28th, 2016.
According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are possible Thursday night and a 20% chance of showers for Thursday night and a 30% chance of showers for Saturday and Sunday.