Friday, January 17, 2014

Something Weird Happened Here


An awful hailstorm hit the Lisbon area early this morning. The noise was incredible and scary! Hours later, I can still find ice balls among my tropical plants.

Below is a web image of one of the most affected areas. Crazy - this is Lisbon!

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Que loucura é essa! Impressionante!
Léia

Dina said...

The people on the bus seem to be looking with disbelief at the "snowplow."
Those hailstones are beautiful among the tropical plants. Were the plants damaged?

LONDONLULU said...

The weather has really gone crazy everywhere! It is a sad reflection of our environmental changes, sigh. (But you took a beautiful photo)

Sharon said...

That is quite a lot of hail in your garden but, that second shot was down right shocking. Wow!

Judy said...

Hail has been known to do a lot of damage around here. Luckily we don't get it very often. I am amazed at the amount of hail that you got. Scary indeed!

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow.

Lowell said...

Zounds! Those things can hurt. I would never expect that to happen in Lisbon but weird weather seems to be the pattern all over the world!

Dave said...

Wow, and not a drop of the white stuff here in NW England

William Kendall said...

That really is a lot of hail! Yikes!

Sylvia K said...

That is a LOT of snow -- and particularly for Lisbon!! Great shots, JM! Stay warm -- and safe!

VP said...

Unbelievable! Almost... Great pictures, by the way!

Sami said...

Huge hail balls! I can hardly believe all that hail in Lisbon, looks like a mantle of snow.

Photo Cache said...

stay safe. so many crazy winter weather happenings going around the world. here in california, we are having some drought.

RedPat said...

That is an unbelievable amount of hail! It looks like a giant snow storm rather than hail. I hope your garden hasn't been too damaged!

LOLfromPasa said...

Crazy indeed! Super top shot!!

cieldequimper said...

That's incredible. I hope there wasn't too much damage, including to your plants...

Stickup Artist said...

OMG. We've had freak hail storms here too in the past, but nothing that drastic. This year we are experiencing the driest, warmest winter since they began keeping records in SoCal in 1877. You'd think it was summer. The weather/climate is definitely changing! Be careful out there!

Oman said...

Hope everything is well thou. Anyways, have a great weekend :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

The weather is so strange and unpredictable all around the world now. What an experience you had!

Kay said...

Weird indeed! I hope your plants survive the barrage.

Snow is bad enough but hail seems violent by comparison. That second shot is incredible. Time to take cover!

Al said...

We get a couple of storms like that every summer somewhere in our area - golf-ball sized hailstones, sometimes hail a foot or more deep. They're not fun!

Randy said...

That must have been some storm.

Petrea Burchard said...

You've been getting the strangest weather!

We get hailstorms here in Pasadena sometimes, but not with this kind of volume.

Babzy said...

wow ! impressive !

Arija said...

The weather is doing odd things. While you were bombarded by ice balls, we were sweltering for five days over 40C while being the hottest city in the world and surrounded by wildfires.

Tamera said...

When the hail really gets going, the sound can be scary! Where I live (Colorado mountains), hailstorms are common, but if you aren't used to them it can be very unnerving. Hopefully none of your property was damaged!

bailey-road.com said...

Incredible!

Carolina Tavares said...

A captura ficou especial. Escutar barulhos que não se está acostumado a ouvir, vindos da natureza, pode ser aterrorizador.

Abraço

orvokki said...

Oho .. you have snow !!!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ooo. that is a lot of hail. But surely in your climate hail would be common, just not so much of it.

Laura. M said...

El tiempo está loco JM. Y por aquí nieve sólo en la sierra.