And the Heavens Opened…

Wow, last night we had a crazy hail storm, basically out of nowhere.  They were only predicting a 30% chance of thunderstorms, and we got literally golf ball sized hail.  Ok, only a few were that big but most were cherry or marble sized.  But man, never saw anything like it before.

Below was the first shot I took from my garage, only a minute or so after I got my car inside.  Not that my car is anything special, but it could have been a big mess.

Hail From Garage

Next here is a waterfall of hail going off the back side of our roof and onto our deck.  The hail was basically flowing like water.  Yes, I know there was water mixed in, but it sure looked like it was hail flowing.

Hail Waterfall

Looking the other way out to our back yard

Hail to Left Out Back Door

 

Here’s the final total of the hail at the end out the downpour.  Granted, a lot of this flowed off our roof, but it looks like we had a snow storm in July.

All Hail the Deck

 

Here’s the aftermath view of our front yard

Front Yard Aftermath

And one more, the view of our neighbors driveway and car.  Don’t feel too bad about the Explorer, its place in the garage was taken up by the Corvette.

Neighbors Driveway

Looking around our house today, it looks like we came out fairly well.  No leaking windows, no visible siding damage, and no roof damage I could see from the ground.  Only thing I really had to do was rake up two bags of leaves that were knocked out of out two big trees in the front and back yards.  Knock on wood…