Dennis Faust shoots video of a vehicle washed off of a street in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. A driver and disabled passenger were rescued from the vehicle earlier. Several days of rain have drenched the Phoenix area.
You don’t have to go much farther past Yuma to come up with the big city with the warmest summers. Phoenix tops Las Vegas as the two metropolitan areas with the highest daily mean temperature in the three summer months, with both cities hitting 90 degrees (Phoenix reaches an average of 93 degrees).
"Mammatus clouds are most often associated with the anvil cloud and severe thunderstorms. They often extend from the base of a cumulonimbus, but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus, stratocumulus, and cirrus clouds, as well as volcanic ash clouds. When occurring in cumulonimbus, mammatus are often indicative of a particularly strong storm or perhaps even a tornadic storm."