Hail Storm in Bentonville

I was checking on the weather here  everyday, just to be ready in every possibility (had a trauma with the Japn incident already) aside from the fact that I am so afraid of tornadoes and thunderstorms. Yesterday was a fine weather, not so cool but windy. Kids and I were watching in the computer after lunch. Few hours later, it rained so  I stopped watching to close the window. While closing the window I saw some snow pouring with the rain so I called the kids and said “it’s snowing!”. The kids came running so fast but they didn’t see the snow anymore coz there’s no more snow coming down but a candy like shape  hail instead (hail is formed in huge cumulonimbus clouds, commonly known as thunderheads). There was a hail storm! I was so shocked yet excited to see those falling rock-like from the sky. I am like, Oh, my those ice were huge (I dunno how it’s called that time so I am calling it ice until one friend commented in my FB wall about my post)!

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PhotobucketLook at this hail ….it’s like a stork candy!

The wind was so strong, the rain and the hail were pouring together so hard…. I never thought of something terrible could happen to Andy – our car, until Ethan said “panu na si Andy?”  (what will happen to Andy now?). How come I didn’t thought that this hail could possibly damage our car and my four year old son did?!? And so I called daddy but he’s in a meeting when he answered, I never had a chance to ask if there’s a hail storm in Lowell where he is working. After 2 hours daddy called and said he is coming home already, I was expecting lines like this “Oh Sh!t Andy was fucked up!”m but NO, he didn’t mentioned anything about Andy so I asked about it and YES! Andy was lucky, he didn’t experienced the hail storm! Hail storm didn’t strike Lowel!

Photobucketstorm shot from our terrace

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hails on the ground (shot from 2nd floor using my 200 mm lens)

I guess were still lucky in Bentonville coz you know what? If you take a look in the picture below, you can see the golf ball-like hails on the ground in Springdale.  A friend is working in that area and his car was not so lucky to evade the golf ball – like hails fallen from the sky.

Photobucket(photo from a friend in Springdale)

This was our first time to see a falling ice from the sky so kids and I were enjoying it but honestly behind that excitement, I am also having this paranoia whenever there something new happening in my surroundings.

I’ll just put evrything in God’s hand, I know He’ll always protect us. Take Care everyone!

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