Wednesday, May 21, 2014

S Is for Spring Weather

Last night was pretty intense. Here's a picture of the hail that came with a powerful storm yesterday evening. (Picture via.) Hail's not rare here, but the intensity of it was a surprise. It came down in sizes ranging from marble to golf ball, with the occasional baseball-sized chunk hitting the pavement. I've been in a lot of weather, but never a full on hailstorm, with hail falling for several minutes at a time. It was like being in a box while someone pours rock salt over it; just all these loud pebble-smacks on the roof that made the building shake. (My rabbit did not have the best time with it.)

Coupled with some incredible wind and a lot of thunder and rain, it made for an exciting half-hour or so last night. The power went out twice, but not for more than 20 minutes. I don't think there was a tornado near here, but we've had a bit of flooding, and apparently there was a house fire as a result of some lightning.

The weather here has been so weird and annoying. Last week, it was nice and temperate, until the temperature suddenly dropped back into the 50s and 60s, culminating in a blast of snow on Friday. Then it suddenly got hot and humid, and now we've had the hardest hailstorm I've ever experienced. It's been an odd week around here. I expect storms in May, but snow?

All I'm waiting for is swimming pool weather.

ABC Wednesday


Gerald (SK14) said...

we've certainly had some weird weather recently

Susan Moore said...

I was in a car during a hailstorm once - it is really loud! Hope you get your swimming weather soon!

Reader Wil said...

Well that must have been an ordeal! It is dangerous to be out in a hailstorm. Weren't there any cars damaged by the hailstones?
Thanks for your visit! A bullroarer is easy to make. A flat thin piece of wood with a hole in it and a strong piece of string to put through the hole.
Australia is interesting, isn't it?!
Wil, ABCW Team

Leslie: said...

That must have been quite a shock hearing all that noise! Hope your car didn't get dented - or your head! LOL

abcw team

Carver said...

The weather has been weird here too. We may get an intense storm tomorrow.

Roger Owen Green said...

Rumor has it that there's some climate change going on, though Pat Sajak may disagree.

Roger Owen Green said...

Hail, tornado in the adjacent county west. Some hail the size of softballs!

Joy said...

Sounds like three seasons turning up in one week, and none of them summer.