Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Here's a close up of the little (and "lots of") ice balls shown in yesterday's photo. It was confusing, trying to decide if they were considered sleet or hail. My Kansas friend, Moonshadow, tells me it was sleet. I don't know how most Wichitan's felt about this winter treat, but I really enjoyed seeing it. It wasn't hard to drive on, and could be seen covering the streets, sidewalks, driveways - in all directions. Elarging the photo shows how cute they were. I think what impressed me was their size, perfectly rounded form, and the density - it would of made a nice "Ice Cold Shower" for a giant.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Yesterday morning, Wichitan's enjoyed a show put on by Mother Nature, as she had dotted the landscape with lots (and I mean LOTS) of little ice balls. They were very small, and nicely rounded hail stones. There was lots of them, and it was quite a sight to see. I had heard it hitting the window, roof and street during the night. As I opened my door to go to work, this is what I saw - and as my car rolled over it - I could hear the ice crunching under the tires.
Wichita sometimes gets large hail storms, that do damage to the trees, windows, roofs, cars, and more. Hail can sometimes be as large as golf, tennis, baseball, and softballs. But, this little storm was harmless and a spectacular sight. This photo shows the density of coverage, but it doesn't show a good focused shot of the little balls. I'll post a macro of them - tomorrow.