Saturday, August 25, 2007

Big Bear Hailstorm

Live from our deck, here's a little taste of the thunderstorm we enjoyed here today. The near 30 minute hailstorm was a very welcome relief to our drought-stricken valley. But due to the limitations of You Tube this is all I could upload, but you get the idea.

Peggy and I were in the middle of preparing for our big Labor Day Yard Sale next week-end, and, just minutes before this video was shot, I was using my skilsaw and drill there on the deck. You can see the quickly unplugged extension cord lying there.


Blogger clairesgarden said...

that looks pretty fierce!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


Beautifully fierce and long overdue.

Last year was the second driest year on record here so the two brief downpours we've had this month are helpful and we're hoping for more tomorrow.

Not everyone here enjoyed it though! Dallas has no use for dynamic weather, especially when it includes thunder.

He was a very unhappy dog yesterday, as his gods were angry and frightful, while mine were dancing on the clouds.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

Hi Jim,

Glad you got some wet. It gets pretty tense when things get crisper and crisper and there's nothing you can do about it.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Glad you got some precipitation.

I'm fairly self-sufficient with the exception of rain and food. I can do something about the food but not the rain on which food is dependent.

I live between Flagstaff and Winslow. Winslow has had 4.35 inches since January 1 and 4.82 is normal. Flagstaff has had 7.08 and 14.75 is normal.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

You can't mess with mother nature. That's for sure.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks lovely. We had a nice thunderstorm last week (here in Kentucky), but it was way too brief. I love the sound of thunder that comes over your vid. That is one of my favorite sounds of all. Your yard looks lovely. It gave me yard envy. I have been putting some serious thought into buying a house here lately so I can put stuff in the yard and never have to worry about moving. I've been thinking about buying an older house and fixing it up or buying a piece of land and building a cordwood house. I love the way they look. We'll see . . . I hope more precip comes your way! - Kathy in Kentucky

9:37 AM  
Blogger dragonfly183 said...

OOh thats so pretty.

5:49 PM  
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