Rain, Freak Hail Storm Causes Twin Falls Widespread Flooding Sun
Twin Falls is no stranger to spring lightning and thunderstorms, but Sunday afternoon the clouds rolled in and unleashed a torrent of rain and heavy hail throughout southern Idaho. Area residents took to social media to share pictures of the storm's output, including submerged sidewalks and blown debris.
If you were sitting outside Sunday afternoon (June 11) in Twin Falls at about 4 P.M., you most likely had a front-row seat to some turbulent weather that swept through the Magic Valley and continued to do so for close to two hours before subsiding. The system started with some booming thunder, then lightning, and then the winds picked up. By 4:30 P.M., hail the size of quarters and large raindrops began pelting many homes throughout the city.
We sat outside and chatted and played dominos under the safety of our patio overhang and enjoyed the show. A large whirlpool formed on our street just off of Falls Avenue and rainwater completely drowned crosswalks and sidewalks.
Locals shared pictures on sites like rants/raves of flooded streets near North College Road and intersections that showed tires on vehicles more than half submerged from the nearly two-hour storm. By Monday morning, the water was all but gone and commuters had little to no difficulty navigating city streets.
The wet weather in Twin Falls is likely to continue through Tuesday with periods of rain and the occasional thunderstorm, according to weather.com. By Thursday, mostly sunny skies return and temperatures will climb to the eighties by Saturday.