The rain got stronger and then came the hail...HARD!!! More rain, wind ensued, but the hail just got bigger and bigger. Soon it went to dime size and eventually to almost quarter size.
|One of the smaller hail stones|
|Hail covering the ground looked like snow|
|Hail stones battered our awning-may have to put in an insurance claim cause we now have some small holes in it now.|
|Even under the trees looked like snow. Hail stones pounded down a lot of small clumps of leaves and a lot of baby pine cones fell|
|The Jeep got a lot of debris on it as it is parked under a pine tree|
Jim drove around to make sure all our campers were OK. We had several tenters and we wanted to off them shelter in our RV if they wanted to. Everyone was shaken up with the suddenness of the storm but were faring alright.
The storm lasted about 30-45 minutes and then just as quickly it quieted down into a soft and gentle rain. I had two dogs cowering under the covers in our bed...they were very spooked.
Afterwards several campers mentioned that they noticed the chipmunks disappearing all of a sudden. It is weird how animals are so attuned to nature that they know when something weather-wise is about to happen.
That was my day....how was your?
Remember, you are loved.