Aftermath of Hailstorm - August 18, 2007

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steandeb on August 19, 2007

fantastic, it looks like sheets of ice.do you get hailstorms in the summer months?is this a recent photo?

walkaboutwest on August 19, 2007

Yes, steandeb. It was taken last night after the storm (see new title).

©junebug on August 19, 2007

Oh, what a mess! Did this hailstorm cause much damage? Your photos of the hailstorm are very impressing. Greetings, Anne

walkaboutwest on August 19, 2007

Not lasting damage, Anne. It did make a mess of my flowers and my husband's vegetable garden. The plants probably will not have a chance to recover before the end of the growing season, which is short here.

Fortunately the hail turned out to be mostly localized over town, so it did not ruin too much hay or grain in the area.

Dann Cianca on August 19, 2007

I'm impressed by the amount of rain that fell with the hail. Is your street prone to flooding?

Dann.

walkaboutwest on August 20, 2007

Hey Dann, my street will fill with water after a high-intensity event like this one. Part of the problem is the leaves knocked from the trees by hail or heavy rain tend to plug the storm drains.

Dann Cianca on August 20, 2007

I guess we're lucky enough to live on a slight incline. I feel sorry for the folks that live down the street, however ... they get all out precipitation!! If I recall, there was a hailstorm in Colorado Springs a couple years ago that caused major flooding and absolutely enormous hail drifts.

Dann.

walkaboutwest on August 21, 2007

I should have posted some of the other photos that show the water running down the street. When the water reaches a certain level, it does run off, which is fortunate. I took this photo after the 'outflow'. At least, no one in the neighborhood has complained about getting their basement flooded. We usually get at least one 'gully-washer' a summer, it seems.

Dann Cianca on August 21, 2007

Good way to wash the gullies without wasting water, methinks ... ;)

Dann.

Lilypon on August 21, 2007

oh yep that does indeed look sadly familiar. ;(

Paul Bourdeau on January 20, 2010

WOW looks like a freak storm unleased whole sheets of ice to shatter about town. Or the local sheetrock factory exploded.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2007
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    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H2
    • Taken on 2007/08/18 15:07:00
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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