Early this evening we had a terrific hailstorm. We have a skylight, so we got tons of crackly poundy sounds. Tigerlily fled and even our braver cat Sammy left the room once Mosch and I sprung up to check it out.
I tried to take pictures. Photographing hail is not easy because (a) the lighting is weird, (b) the hail itself blocks a lot of pictures of the rest of things, and (c) you don't really want to go out into a ton of heavy hail just to take pictures. Nevertheless, here are a few. I think they'll expand if you click on them.
This was my best picture of the actual hail, though you can't see much else. It actually wasn't dark outside either. I think the bright green speck is a leaf that was blowing by:
A bunch of hail accumulated on our balcony (and yes the thermometer is accurate):
And, as is often the case in Denver, we had a flash flood. These last couple pictures show the flooding and also the hail on the lawn:
The storm only lasted about 15 minutes, but it was pretty exciting while it did. A lot of ice was still on the lawn when I left a couple of hours later, though it was 60 degrees outside.