ARIZONA (NBC/KPNX) - Arizona's latest monsoon storm packed a punch on Monday, downing trees and power lines, flooding roads, and leaving thousands of people without power.
This is time-lapse video of the dust storm hitting Phoenix as seen from the roof of NBC-affiliate KPNX. Dust storms like this are also known as haboobs.
The storm temporarily stopped takeoffs and landings at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. A dramatic picture shows the last flight to leave before the haboob put a halt to the airport's operations.
The monsoon didn't just cover the landscape in dust. Thunderstorms were also a problem.
A lightning strike from the storm caused trees in the area to catch on fire, the one in the video above in Glendale.
The rain also fell heavy and hard at times in Avondale. The area received three-quarters of an inch of rain in less than an hour.
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