Short, but strong


After the storm.

The severe thunderstorm that swept through the Capital Region had a little bit of everything: heavy rain, strong winds, large hail, temporary flooding, overturned cars -- and an enormous rainbow.

Photos, video and reports from others after the jump.

The storm knocked out power for more than 40,000 households in the Capital Region, according to National Grid. Most of the outages are in Saratoga County.

storm2009-07-16 grass hail 2

storm2009-07-16 hail dime

storm2009-07-16 rain sun

This was apparently coincidental to the storm (see Jason's comment), but whoa. It was on one of the Washington Ave ramps near the Patroon Creek complex.

overturned car

storm2009-07-16 overturned car 2


+ @smalba_ny saw a big, uprooted tree

+ @Mrs_Misanthrope got what looks like golf ball-sized hail at her house

+ @stickfigureman collected a bowl full of hail


Video of the hail attacking my garden.

Holy crap!

My flooded out street and a few of our yards here:

It receded pretty quickly but I am assigned basement watch for the evening...

The car on it's side was like that before the storm even arrived. I passed by it on my way home about 10 minutes before the rain started.

Such a great set of photos! I especially love the hail/quarter side-by-side comparison.

Damn! I was inside Colonie Center all day and I totally missed it. I love storms like this :(

I was at the Biergarten, and the closed the big garage door so I barely noticed a thing.

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