dimanche, août 05, 2007

GRÊLE
HAIL


Vendredi, à mon travail, il s'est soudain mis à faire très sombre. Seulement 3 heures de l'après-midi. Un orage arrivait! La pluie n'est pas tombée immédiatement.... La grêle est arrivée en premier. Mais quels grêlons!!! Je n'avais jamais vu ça. Certains étaient gros comme des ballles de golf. Puis une pluie torrentielle s'est abbatue sur la ville! De très courte durée. Je suis sortie pour chercher des grêlons, je les ai mis au congélateur. Après le travail, je les ai vite apportés chez moi et remis au congélateur.... Il faisait au delà de 30C° dehors mais lls n'ont presque pas fondu.... :) Hier, je les ai photographiés.... comme preuve. Je n'aurais pas voulu recevoir un de ces morceaux de glace sur la tête... :)
Friday, at work, the sky suddenly became very dark. It was only 3hours pm. A storm was coming! But the rain did not fall at first. Hail preceded it! But what hail!!! Some hailstones were as big as golf balls! Never had I seen that. After the heavy rain , I went outside to pick a few of them and put them in the freezer. After work, I brought them home and put them back in the freezer. They had almost not melted even if it was more that 90F° outside! :) Yesterday, I took some pics as a proof. My God! I would not have liked one of those big hailstones to fall on my head! :)


Lapin Poulain avec trois grêlons. Le sous donne une idée de leur grosseur.
Lapin Poulain with 3 hailstones. The one cent is to show how big they really were.

27 commentaires:

Anonymous a dit…

Goodness! The more I read about your weather, the more I am convinced Canada is getting Australia's weather! Gold ball hailstones are an Australian phenomena. Maybe we will soon have igloos in Australia like what you have in Canada ;) PS: We run out and put dooners (duvets?)over the cars (fast and effective and saves lots of money!).

Anonymous a dit…

GOLF balls ... not Gold balls! Ha-ha :) Although they fall just as heavy!

Olico a dit…

My God !
Tu imagines ma tête en moto sous des grêlons de cette taille :o)))))))
Merci pour cet instant magique et bien le bonjour à Lapinou :-)
Kiss
Olivier

Joy Eliz a dit…

Oh my gosh! That would definitly leave a welt on the head! Maybe knock some sense into a few - hahahaha!

Aravis a dit…

Wow, I'm glad that you weren't hit!

merlinprincesse a dit…

WE DON'T HAVE IGLOOS IN CANADA, ANON! :) Even the Inuits don't use them anymore! :))) Gold ball would have been nice...hehhehe... I've discovered more bumps on my poor Muffin (my car). It's now a car with scars!

Olivier, Lapin Poulain t'envoie ses salutations distinguées! ;o)

Joy, you are soooo right! :) *hehehheheheh*

I almost run outside before it was finished...But didn't, Aravis.... :)

Ces a dit…

Oh yes! We when we were in South Dakota a few weeks ago, the heat index was 106F and then the following day there was hail the size of golf balls. We drove through it, like being pelted by baseball bats through lebanon. Cars were damaged - totalled and in the evening Hill City was covered in thick fog, it was like winter - I loved it!!!

Lavender a dit…

Outrageous hailstones - positively deadly arent they?! Very cool to have saved them for a pic.
I love your blog being bi-lingual!! And your Bunny friend is cute - see you again soon.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Ces, those weather phenomenon are really interresting! Love them too! But I'm afraid they are telling us that the weather is changing for the worst....
Lapin Poulain says HI! Lavender! :) I think the hailstones are still in my freezer... Hhehehe. :)

Ces a dit…

You are absolutely right. I mean I loved having been able to see that and not get hurt but really would be scared if it happened again and I did not know where my kids were.

Anonymous a dit…

NO IGLOOS!?! I think you are suffering from igloo fever :) Luckily Muffin's windscreen wasn't smashed! Picture us trying to cover trucks twice our height with duvets Heehee! Then the dryer has to work overtime ...

merlinprincesse a dit…

Nature is wonderful and often frightening, Ces! :) But we have to take care of Earth to continue to live safely on that nice Planet of ours! :)
NONONO Anon! There ain't notin' as igloooofever. *Atchooooo* And yes, I'm picturing ya! *hillbillies* Hhehehheheehhe!

Anonymous a dit…

*pffft!* *igloooo!*

HARDWAX a dit…

Wow, impressive! I've seen hail maybe half that size, and they did damage to cars, including mine.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Now I'm picturing a hillbilly in an igloo...hhhehehehe...:) HEEEHAAA Anon! Get the banjo! I will bring my inukshuk!
I never thought of my car...until I came back to it later...Oups... :) We are not used to hail, Hardwax! :))))

Perriette a dit…

I haven't seen hail like that since I was a kid. It would be nice if they were Gold balls, then you'd be rich, though a bit bruised.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Welcome, Periette to my Igloo Party! I still have those hailstones in my freezer... I will cover them with chocolate. Want one? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! ALLLLL MIIINE!!!

Anonymous a dit…

HUMPH Perriette promised to go to the Ghost Party FIRST!

merlinprincesse a dit…

A ghost can be at 2 places at the same time, Anon! Where is your banjo?!?!?! :P

ritadaphné a dit…

Houhooou......Un ghost party?....
Bring the champagne and the knuckle-bones!!!...
Yyeesssss!!! Un Igloo party?....
Bring the cidre de glace (don't know in english) and mon harmonica......If I am invitée of course!!!....

Anonymous a dit…

My banjo is where it belongs - at the GHOST party! Aunty Rita, of course you ARE invited! You have to fit in the freezer for the Igloo Party and MerlinPrincesse isn't sharing ...

merlinprincesse a dit…

*PFFFFFTTTT*

Ces a dit…

Merlin Princesse is it still hailing in your parts of the world?

merlinprincesse a dit…

It is, CES.... Yesterday, I've taken more pics of hail. But the hailstones were a lot smaller... :) Will show the pic soon... Not much time. I have an exposition on my pics at this moment! :)

Anonymous a dit…

I want to see an exposition of your pics!

CanadianSwiss a dit…

Ayoye! Faut pas sortir par ce temps là! :))

merlinprincesse a dit…

Be patient, Anon! I miss time! :)

Disons, que je suis sortie....pour aller chercher un gros grêlon.... L'orage était PRESQUE terminé...Hhehehhe! :)