We just had a surprise storm blow through. Sirens wailed while it was still calm, but things picked up pretty quickly. The first round of hail was pea-sized, though it made a tremendous amount of noise on our oversized windows. After a few minutes of calm, the next round of hail started pounding away on our roofs and windows. By this point the wind had whipped up to a ferocious level, driving the hail into our windows all the harder. As you can see from the photos, it was in the 2 inch range. At the end of that second round, a cloud more or less descended on the house, with ongoing rain, lightning, and thunder. Keep in mind that it is fairly warm in spite of all this ice!
Oops, Tricia just informed me we have a third round on the way in… perhaps I’ll have an update later if it proves interesting.