Monster might sound strong for a thunderstorm, but this storm struck with vicious fury. Wind shoved trees into horizontal bows, and I peered out the window praying the pine tree's shallow roots would cling to the earth. Towering above the house, the pine tree struggled against the onslaught, bending further than imaginable. A loud crack threatened disaster and I dashed away from the window, bracing for the impact on our house. Remarkably the tree didn't fall, but later we discovered another tree in our back yard sheared in half, maybe struck by lightning.
|That's NOT snow...it's hail!|
After the worst of the storm subsided, we ventured outside to view the damage and snap pictures. As incredible a storm as it was, the local news later reported that no one was injured.
|A few hours later, piles of hail remain|