Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Holy Hail!

Shortly after 9:00 this morning the sky got middle-of-the-night black, and the distant thunder rumbles got closer and closer.  Soon the skies opened and the rain poured down. Five minutes later I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth when I heard hail hitting the roof.  All of a sudden the errands I was getting ready to run didn't seem so important.

Son Donald went out to the garage to see what was happening. By the time I joined him, this is what our driveway looked like:

What you can't really tell from the photo is just how much water was rushing down the street.  Shortly after I snapped it we watched the trash can lid float away and disappear down the sewer. 

It rained hard for about 20 minutes, then gradually let up.  I left the house and returned about 1:00.  The nasty weather was long gone when I got home, but there was still a large pile of hail by the front porch:

Finally, about 3:30 the sun came out and warmed things up, but the hail doesn't look like it's in any hurry to melt.  I wonder how long it will take.

Five years ago today: Vernal and Verdant


  1. wild weather! We are supposed to have freezing rain tomorrow.

  2. Yuk! At least our temperature's warm enough to keep the precipitation liquid.

  3. Your lid floated away down into the sewer? How does that work? Our sewer has grates that allow the water to flow in but not large pieces.

    1. I know! For some reason they never put grates on the sewers in our subdivision. I thought about contacting the sewer company to let them know, but figured they'd have more important issues to take care of.

  4. Wow, what was the temperature. When we get hailstorms in North Carolina it's always hot. So I've always associated hail with summer thunderstorms.

  5. It was above average for this time of the year, but nothing crazy. I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt.