Heavy Rain, Hail, Pelt EG

by | May 8, 2024

Above: 30 minutes after the hail ended, it still decorates a Prospect Street lawn.

First there was the Wednesday midday downpour, with an inch of rain falling. Then, come evening, more heavy rain that suddenly sounded louder for many residents*. Sure enough, lemon drop-size hail was raining down, bouncing as it hit the ground. The hail fell for a good three minutes before easing back into rain.

The hail wasn’t big enough to cause damage – at least at this editor’s house – but 45 minutes after the storm, little white balls covered our lawn. And we registered 2+ inches for the day in our, admittedly unscientific, rain collector.

* Amended since this first posted.

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Joanne Breslin
Joanne Breslin
May 8, 2024 9:09 pm

Hi Elizabeth, just FYI, we had hail on the west edge of town, too. Joanne
(not really a comment for publication, just an FYI)


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