Monday, March 28, 2011

It was raining like hail last week

We get only one good hailstorm a year in our area. This year it came on the first day of spring! Jackson and I were home when it hit. The "ping" sounds began and it got louder and louder until the thunder boomed and the lightning cracked! The sky was dark as night and the power went out for a few minutes. The hail continued for about 15 - 20 minutes. We will put one of our large bowls outside to see how much hail we can catch. The bowl was filled halfway by the time the storm was finished. Jackson had fun eating the hail and kept calling it "frozen rain".

It looked like there had been a snowstorm. The rooftops were solid white, the trampoline, and lawns were all covered in a blanket of hail.

And notice, in our play area, the lovely swamp that came because of all the rain before the hailstorm. Trevor tested its deepness and he came in the house with water up to his shins. That's like 7 or 8 inches in the deepest spots! The hail hung around most of the day and there was even some left for Jeremy to see when he got home from work.

Today, we are longing for the cooler weather. Our weather forecast for this week has a high of 79 degrees! Summer, do not come too early. We want to enjoy Spring for at least a month.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

I love that Jackson is out in the hail storm in flip flops! Cute!