hailstorm 2011-06-08 large

For the hail of it

hailstorm 2011-06-08 05

And then the sun came out.

There's a good chance you got hail late Wednesday afternoon as a band of strong thunderstorms rolled through (well, over) the Capital Region.

In uptown Albany we saw some hail that was almost the diameter of a quarter -- though most of it was dime sized. A handful of pics after the jump.

You know, just for the hail of it.

There's a really big pic above, too -- scroll up.


hailstorm 2011-06-08 01

hailstorm 2011-06-08 02

hailstorm 2011-06-08 03

hailstorm 2011-06-08 04

hailstorm 2011-06-08 06

And the radar picture shortly after the storm:

hailstorm 2011-06-08 radar

Along with the hail, a big drop in temperature. The temp dropped from 92 before the storm to 78 after it.

Update: One thunderstorm wasn't enough. Another band rolled through, dark and heavy with crazy lightning. That gave way to a beautiful sight -- the sunset emerging from behind the thunderstorm. And then, rainbows...

hailstorm 2011-06-08 rainbow

That one's from the parking lot at Crossgates.

The forecast for Thursday: sunny and 90, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

radar image: National Weather Service

Comments

As soon as the rain and hail stopped it looked like the roads were smoking from the water evaporating so quickly!

The hail photos are beautiful. The little balls of ice look way less threatening once they're on the ground too!

The lightning from the 2nd storm was amazing. It lasted overhead (@ corporate circle, off New Karner) for 40 minutes after the storm!

The hail storm was amazing. We happened to be out in our carriage house garage when it hit, so we closed to door. The sound of hail pelting our aluminum garage door was indeed ominous. Afterwards, our son went out with a plastic bucket and gathered a good pile of hail, thus shifting his outright fear (1st hailstorm for an almost 4 year old!) to that of a state of total amazement and curiosity.

I was visiting a friend's in Rensselaer. The view over the river looking back at the Albany skyline with all this lightening arcing over an orange sky with a sunset in the distance was surreal. I missed my exit for 787 south, had to circle under the plaza and head back toward the passing storms for a minute (kinda worth it). I don't mind getting lost in the sky sometimes!

Also: Awesome photo above with the bug and the hail!

Bunch of romantics, you are :)

I spent the storms glaring out my breezeway window, threatening hail stones to just TRY and damage my car.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Five takeaways from the start of the fifth major effort to redevelop 1 Monument Square

Monday night the city of Troy had a public workshop to kick off the fifth major attempt to redevelop the 1 Monument Square site. Yep,... (more)

Buffalo, one of 52 places

The New York Times "52 Places Traveler" series makes a stop in Buffalo. Writes Jada Yuan: "... Buffalo went from a place I didn't think... (more)

South End Healthy Market

The South End Healthy Market opens its 2018 season Saturday, June 30 from 10 am to 3 pm at a new location, the the lawn... (more)

Freedom Park 2018 concert series lineup

The popular series of free concerts at Freedom Park in Scotia starts this Wednesday. As usual, the season includes big lineup with multiple concerts each... (more)

There's a workshop coming up in Albany about how to apply for a slice of state grant money for your project

For the last several years the state has distributed millions of dollars to projects around the state via the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process... (more)

Recent Comments

Elm St between Eagle and Phillip. Beautiful, colorful, Italianate row houses directly down the hill from the Executive Mansion.

Morning Blend for Jun 19

...has 3 comments, most recently from Greg

Solid Sound 2019

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg

The ValleyCats open the 2018 season this weekend at The Joe

...has 1 comment, most recently from Kayla

Big lift

...has 2 comments, most recently from ravioliollie

Weekend Destination: Quebec City

...has 2 comments, most recently from Mary M