SaucyKod

Friday, May 17, 2013

A quiet day that.......


A quiet day that quickly changed to "Wacky Weather" - Thunder, Lightning, one inch hail, torrential downpour and extremely high winds.
For approximately 11 minutes, the storm roared outside the house. We listened and watched as one inch pellets of ice struck the house, windows, cars, gardens, roads and walkways.
Citizens in our small town caught outside when the rain and ice pellets fell, quickly ran for shelter in shops, front porches, etc. No severe damage done, bit of flooding, some dented cars and a few sore heads for those caught running to shelter.
One thing that I did notice - we have several types of birds in and about the yard - they all disappeared just before the hail came down - I happened to be on the deck watching the clouds form and all of a sudden there was no sound from the birds - they were "JUST GONE" - TOTAL........
.....KAPLUNK..... first small bits of hail and rain - then within the safety of the porch, watched the storm unfold.
The wind howled, the hail plummeted with great force; the thunder roared and "The rain came tumbling down"; with even greater force.
Being the modern TECH society we are today, I grabbed my iPhone and took photos and videos.
Saw a FLASH SEVERE WEATHER WARNING from just across the border in Calais, Maine - and  always pay attention to NOAA Weather Service; as this area tends to get the Boston - Calais line of weather.
As quickly as it all came, 11 minutes later was gone, leaving debris from trees and large pools of water everywhere - it was like someone turned off all the wacky weather taps. According to our Meteorologist's, we will experience more of these swift weather changes, and heat waves before summer is even here!
                                                                                                             SaucyKod.....


8 comments:

Red said...

Yes, thunder storms and hail usually hit later. Hail storms can be very scary. Lucky for you that there was no great damage.

Gail said...

Sometimes the animals are better weather watchers than the official ones.

biebkriebels said...

Oh my god, what a downpour, that must have been scary. I don't know what is going on with the weather. It seems it is nowhere normal anymore. Everything is so extreme, to cold, to much rain. Glad you were inside, the birds have their own radar I think, they feel the atmosphere changing.
Hope your weather will improve soon.

DJan said...

I've been through a few of these myself, once when hiking. It was scary but, as you said, gone within a few minutes. We had to walk back down a trail with hail that acted like ball bearings, slippin' and slidin' back to our cars. :-)

Caramella said...

I have never seen such big hail! Here in Rome it was sunny today but in Northern Italy the weather is pretty bad Have a nice Sunday!

Fun60 said...

Those hail stones were huge! What a storm. Grat to watch from the comfort of your own home but I would have hated to have been caught out in it.

Petra said...

A storm is thundering here at the moment, rain pouring down and a few hours ago my husband went with our children to watch a football match somewhere so I hope they are all right, this is quite an uncomfortable feeling. Hopefully they are hidden somewhere waiting for the storm to pass. It doesn't look like it would be over soon...

The ice pellets in your photos are quite big and definitely could damage something or hurt somebody caught in the storm. Birds and animals are more sensitive to changes of pressure and can feel the change much sooner than we do, I'd say. I like a lot the last photo with the leaf, it looks artistic.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Well ... I guess there was no shortage of ice for the restorative drink everyone probably needed after THAT little number!! Awesome shots!!!