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.


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