As we headed out to the van, it started raining, so the one errand that would have obliged us to be outside for quite a while was scrapped. However, we took care of a bunch of other smaller errands before heading home. Lisa had been up since about 2 AM and decided to turn in very early. I listened to the Giants game (rats, let that one get away). Just before 5 PM, I went out and waved at Amtrak #6 running through on time. Within seconds of my going back inside, I heard the sound of large raindrops hitting the porch awning. Soon thereafter, it got very loud and very wet.
The rain turned to pea-size hail, and after a brief respite, it came back harder than ever. I switched the camera to video.
Checking the weather radar, I saw a bunch of orange-to-light-red cells moving through the area. I stayed inside, glad that I'd done much of the packing of the Rolling Stone for my trip to the Bay Area for this coming week of Day Jobbe earlier after we got home.
That was a pretty intense storm, although it did not last long. I'm grateful that we didn't have to be out driving in it.