The first monsoon storm of the season struck Quartzsite mid-afternoon, Saturday, July 5, leaving behind a cleanup nightmare, and dramatic memories for some passing through.
Shortly before 4:00 PM, strong northeast winds, accompanied by sheets of rain and a thunderstorm blew into QZ. A passing motorist, headed south on Highway 95, had just cleared the Main Street and Highway 95 intersection when a sheet of rain caught her by surprise. Amazed at the intensity – and sheer blinding power – she stopped on the highway, just a few hundred feet from the intersection.
All photos: R&T De Maris