Thursday, March 1, 2012
It was a dark and stormy...
4:30 am on leap day the racket was enough to wake the dead. First, the wind, gusting to 50mph, followed by rain blowing against the windows. Then the hail (evidenced by the picture of the neighbor's roof, above, at 7:15am) we thought would never cease made it nearly impossible to go back to sleep. Finally, as the hail abated, there was a light and sound show in the heavens for another ten, or so minutes.
Ironically, most of it bypassed the NWS recording site at the airport.
It was about as nasty as it can get and those caught traveling in it were quite so fortunate.