The Hailstorm

On our second full day in Los Alamos (which was Mama’s birthday), we experienced a thunderstorm with major hail.  There’s nothing else quite like the thunder in Los Alamos – it rolls around on the mountains and echos in the canyons.  It is truly amazing.

These storms come over the mountains and are on top of the town on about twenty minutes. At about one in the afternoon, the sky suddenly darkened.

Then it darkened some more.

Then all hail broke loose, as Dan would say. I mean, we’re talking a lot of hail. Golf ball sized hail. Some people downtown said that there was even the occasional baseball sized hail.

Then, as quickly as the storm came up, it passed over us, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s