Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Snow In July?

Yesterday right before Dad and grandma came home from work the weather got really nasty. Mom heard some weird noises outside so we went to the patio door to see what was going on and Mom saw huge balls of ice coming down from the sky! Then all of a sudden the were coming down really fast and a lot all at once. Here's a picture out our front window. Doesn't it look like it's snowing?
Mom wanted to get a picture of how big the hail was, but it was coming down so hard and fast that she wasn't going to step outside. This is looking out the patio door onto our covered patio. The pieces were way bigger than they look in this picture because the pieces would break up and bounce.

I'm usually really good when the weather gets like this and Sasha goes and hides under the bog bed. During the 5 minutes the hail lasted Sasha, Gunnar and I were really close to Mom and followed her to each room to check windows. We didn't like it at all! It started raining and the hail stopped so we were okay again. Mom said even she was a little nervous. She grew up where Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas all meet and hail there usually meant a tornado was near by. Mom never saw a tornado whiel she was growing up but when the hail started coming down they had to be ready just in case.
When Dad and Grandma got home there was still ice in the grass. Dad said the hail where he was wasn't that big and Grandma said they only got rain where she works. It's amazing how different the weather can be in 3 mile drive.
THEN last night when we went to bed, there was lots of lightning and thunder. I didn't like it, but I stayed in my bed and tried to ignore it. It was hard because you could see the lightning even with your eyes closed and the thunder rattled the decorations on Mom's dresser. Sasha couldn't stand it anymore and had to get in bed with Mom and Dad and lay between them. Gunnar wrapped his arms around Dad's legs for protection, too. Luckily that didn't last long. Once the lightning and thunder was over, Sasha went back to her bed and Gunnar stretched back out into his normal sleeping position and we all slept very well.
On the news this morning we found out there is a lightning fire newarby, but thankfully it isn't too bad AND there is a highway closed because of a mud slide!!! CRAZY!!! Mom's tomato plants didn't really like the weather and a few of her roses are a little droopy. I hope we don't get any more hail any time soon. Mom, Sasha, Gunnar and I all agree hail is not fun!
Stay safe everybody!

13 comments:

Mango said...

That is CRAZY weather! We had big hail here a couple of weeks ago. You are right, its really LOUD!

Pee-Wee is surprised that you are bothered by the bad weather sounds because you are a hunting doggie like him. I think he is just too dumb to come inside when there is thunder and lightening.

Slobbers,
Mango

Deefor said...

We have been having really weird weather for a long time. I thought June was weird weather month but it's going on and on. Arrow likes the big rain cause he likes puddles. And mud. Hope your flowers are ok

Deefor

The OP Pack said...

Hail is very scary. Did you have any damage? Those chunks can really mess up a car.

Stay safe.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

YIKES!

I think woo needed some lokhusts to help khomplete the weather pakhkage!

Stay safe if woo get more!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Suzuki said...

We have had hail this week too :(
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kaos!
Sure you had an "interesting" day!
Hail and lighting and rain and... oh-oh!
I hope your weather is much better now!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's pretty scary weather! I would be velcro'd to mom too! We hope the flowers and veges made it through okay!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Petra said...

Big, scary white stuff! That would have made me run for cover.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow that is a lot of hail you all got..
I, Gus am not afraid of the thunder and you the Red's are deaf so they don't hear anything..
Sure glad you are all ok..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Huskee and Hershey said...

The weather is crazy nowadays.. mom says it's something about global warming... Luckily for us, we don't get much variances in weather here in the tropics.. it's usually hot and humid with/ without rain.
It's been raining here too, pretty usual for this time of the year when it's supposed to be blazing hot.. and rain = no walkies..
Hope the flowers are ok.

Huskee and Hershey said...

The weather is crazy nowadays.. mom says it's something about global warming... Luckily for us, we don't get much variances in weather here in the tropics.. it's usually hot and humid with/ without rain.
It's been raining here too, pretty usual for this time of the year when it's supposed to be blazing hot.. and rain = no walkies..
Hope the flowers are ok.

Moco said...

That is crazy weather. We are having a heat wave right now.

Peanut said...

I would have been sleeping with you during the storm. I don't like them at all.