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