Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Stray" Storm Turns Into Hail

Nothing on the radar for 400 miles or more west of us here in 'the tropics". Radar shows 3 "stray" small thunderstorms in the state, one 90 miles NE, one about 60 SW and one right on top of us.

It had been sunny all day with a 10% chance of rain according to Wunderground Weather.

It was only 43 minutes after Stella decided we need to get in the house ... where it was a downpour for 7 minutes and little pebble size hail pounding our roof.

Rolling thunder at 3:30pm when we start the hound walk.

Stella didn't move from behind me during the walk ... she's afraid of thunder.

At 4:46pm it started to pour rain

2 Minutes later it started to hail

7 minutes after it started, the sun came out with a light drizzle and I had standing water.

17 minutes after it started - the sun came out

They have always said if you don't like the weather in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana ... wait 5 minutes and it will change for you.


  1. You got off lucky with your storm. On Thursday, we had a heavy rain in the AM that lasted close to an hour, with about 10 minutes of marble sized hail and a repeat of the same in the afternoon. I even got plunked on the head by one piece of hail and it's a good thing I have a hard head! Ha! In that time period we had a little over 4 inches of rain and part of my patio turned into a mud hole. Thankfully it dried out a bit yesterday and even more today.

    I love your picture of the field after the sun came out.

    1. Compared to your storm I was lucky. It must have not sounded like it but I was writing more on how fast (17 minutes) all that different stuff took place. All the standing water in that field and my driveway was gone very soon afterward.