Friday, April 18, 2008

Thunder and Hail

We are in the middle of a pattern that brings us 3-6" of snow every three or four days, mostly alternating with warmer melting days. But tonight, we got a summer thunderstorm instead. Around 7:30, it started raining, then quickly changed to a crashing hail storm, exciting for the kids playing outside but not big enough hail pellets to chase them inside. The hail was accompanied by several rolls of thunder, which we haven't heard since temperatures dropped last fall. It will undoubtedly be a while before we get more of the thunder and lightning that are such an exciting part of Montana summers, but it is a great reminder that we won't have snow forever.

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