Friday, April 14, 2006

HAIL

It gotted very noisy last night just as mum and I were going to bed. Lots of clunks from the top of the house. Very loud, so I headed to the dungeon, but it was noisy there too. So I zoomed back up to be with mum. She gave me some scritches and said it would be OK in a few minutes. She was right.

When it got quieted down, she wented outside and gotted some of the things that made all of the noise. They were cold and wet, mum called them hail stones. Mum also said we don't normally get this large of hail stones up in Wisconsin.



Also a picture of the hail in the back yard. Mum didn't even let Vir-ginger go outside and she was very careful going out too. The official weather guy said this was a very dangerous storm. Mum also saved these and putted them in the big cold box. She wants to be able to show them to Grampie. Plus at 8:30 the nexted morning the all of the hail hadn't melted yet - overnight temps went into the high 40 degrees. Mum wented out to inspect for damage (none to the house), just a few small tree branches knocked down. So you can see a few of the hail stones that were still lefted this morning. Mum picked them up and put them together for the picture.


Plus it is going to be a very good day. Mum didn't go to work, but is hoping to work outside in the yard. But she says the grass is too wet to work right now. I think that means play time for me. Well at least play time in all of the paper stuff she is cleaning from her desk.

17 comments:

Fat Eric said...

Those are humungeous hailstones, Derby! I am glad we never get hailstones that big where I live...not yet, anyway!

Muddy, BloggingCat.com said...

We had that last week -- I was scared to death!!! Those look pretty big -- what a great picture!

Patches & Mittens said...

Wow, Derby, that is truly something else! We don't get big snowie balls like that here, but in the winters we get a gazillion tiny flakes that, Mom says, you can pack together to make a big one. She says Little Wafers like to do that. We did have loud clappy noises from the sky yesterday, though.

Great pichers!!!

Patches & Mittens said...

BTW, what is the KISS method your mom was talking about.....is she kissing on you? Oh, and Mom says I shouldn't keep calling you Smiley Boy, cuz you might not like it, is that right?
Patches

Beau Beau & Angie said...

There's always stories of big snowy hail stones like that but its the first time we've ever seen them that big!

The Meezers said...

wow! those are HUGE. We have nefur seen hail before, but Mommy says it does happen here sometimes. good thing they didn't do a lot of damage

Edsel/The Pooch said...

sheesh, that's kinda scary! you are lucky there wasn't any of those things comin' in your house! it was 77 degrees here today, really warm and springy. i ate grass, yum!

Lone Star Purrs said...

Wow those are big! Momma sez that we used to get those things in Tx, when we lived there (we don't remember them). Glad that there was no big damage to your house.

Dino said...

Boy, those are big. We've never seen hailstones like those except on the talking picture box. But, you need a safe hiding place like me. My hiding place is under the daybed.

Valderbar said...

Woww. We got wind but nothing fell down but a chair. Those are pretty neat!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Derby, we got that storm here in Ontario on Good Friday too. My sister's dog Nicki wasn't very happy either!

Les Trois Chats said...

Derby, we get those things here sometimes too - but we haven't personally seen any THAT big! Aren't you glad we are all loved kitties with homes, and we don't have to be outside fending for ourselves in that stuff? We'd be knocked silly!

DEBRA said...

Wowie Derby you had some excitin'weather! I's never seen anythin' like that a'fore. I's been thorough a coupla a hurrycanes. Lots of strong wind and rain in those things.

**ABBY

Timmy said...

Those suckers are HUGE!!! The biggest ones we get here are about the size of green peas. It must've been really loud!

one of us said...

That stuff was falling from the skY? Wow ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko Ko

Victor Tabbycat said...

Derby, your hail was here, too. We didn't see any in the morning. Bonnie ran downstairs an I ran under the bed. Mom an Dad were watchin out the window an the boy was ascared the mostest. The hail broked the garage light an left bumps in the roof of Dad's monster.

meemsnyc said...

wow, I've never seen hail like that before!