It also produced one to two inch hail. Hence the sound on the roof. I wasn't concerned with the roof. I just didn't want to walk out and see a crater-dented car. But after about a half hour of excitement I managed to wade into the parking lot and find no damage. The Gap store within the mall was totally flooded and had to close. Many cars in one area of the mall parking lot were left standing in water up past the doors.
In a short time, the violent rain, lightning, wind and thunder diminished to a gentle rain, then brilliant sunshine and blue skies. All's well that ends well. Except for Gap, perhaps.
it's the rain's fragrance
a break in clouds
Poem and photo © 2008 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo taken 2008 by R. Baker in Rochester, NY.
rain on leaves
Poem © 2008 by R. Burnett Baker