Boomdeeadda was casually enjoying a quiet afternoon at the sewing machine, here’s a wee peek (future post),
When all of a sudden……
BIG crack of thunder followed by lightning and then the familiar but dreaded sound of hail stones pelting the house, patio furniture and OH NO, THE PLANTERS!!!!….run Boomdeeadda, run (think Forest Gump)!!!
Luckily, everything was moved before too much damage but I can’t bring in the trees, look how many leaves got pummelled.
With Mr B’s help, we even brought a couple of planters in the house that didn’t fit under the porch.
Boomdee got good and wet, and the kitties REALLY didn’t like it, but at least I got a souvenir!
If you don’t get hail in your part of the world, check out this YouTube also from Edmonton back on August 7, 2012
Wiki answers says:
Hail consists of large ice particles that have a layered structure, and are produced by intense thunderstorms that form in a very unstable air mass, that is, one that was relatively cool dry air overlying very warm and humid air. The unstable air is necessary to produce large updraft speeds — fast enough to keep a developing hailstone from falling to the ground. Some of these updrafts can reach 60 mph or more. Small ice particles that form above the freezing level in the thunderstorm collect rain water on them, forming a water shell that slowly freezes. If these growing hailstones fall into another updraft, they can continue to grow, until they finally become too large for the updraft to carry them, or they get caught up in a downdraft, and they finally reach the ground.