Sunday, March 29, 2009

HAIL!

Today we experienced some crazy weather!

It rained this morning. Then the sun came out early this afternoon, it started to rain again and finally it was just cloudy. By early evening, the sky started to get really dark and then this came flying out of the sky...

HAIL!


The storm lasted a good 20+ minutes and at times it sounded like a huge bucket of golf balls were being dumped on our house!

It was scary and exciting all at the same time. Ryan was fascinated with seeing the hail and begged to touch it. Chris (who was just as fascinated) got Ryan into his rain coat and took him outside so they could both investigate the stuff that fell from the sky!


This is a picture of the largest ball they found. It was the size of a half dollar coin!




Here is Ryan in his froggy rain coat (which is way too small for him!) standing in the rain and having fun!




Checking out the HAIL. This was a great educational experience on weather!



Then all of a sudden we saw this...



the SUN!



Below is a montage of video clips that Chris took of the weather...


Some Notes:

  • In the beginning of the video, Chris and Ryan are comparing the hail balls to the balls that are in our Hungry Hippo Game. Ryan calls them peanuts (don't ask why) and as soon as he saw the hail, he told us that peanuts were falling from the sky! hahaha.


  • As I edited the clips, I couldn't help but notice a few things. Most importantly, I am completely convinced that our shrubs/bushes located in the front of our house need to be replaced. We've wanted to do this for 4 years now but haven't taken the time to do it. Mark my words...we WILL find the time this summer! And lastly, I need to take my snowman stakes down and put them away already. I mean it is Spring now, right? :)





4 comments:

Our Family said...

Oh my goodness that is absolutely crazy. I don't think I've ever seen hail stones that size when we lived in PA what is up with that?? Your too funny good ole Bobbi apologizing for the video before anyone watches it. ahahaha. Your shrubs were atrocious...LOL just kidding.

Brooke & Freeland said...

Whoa!! Thats crazy! Ive never seen hail that large - even in Texas! It wasnt rare to see hail but .. thankfully it was never THAT large!Glad you are all okay!!!

Jenni said...

We get hail storms here in Seattle but I have NEVER seen a hail ball that huge. That is incredible!

Whitney said...

Is that green grass I see?!?!?

I.am.so.jealous.