Sunday, April 6, 2008

Weather changes, March 30, 2008, from 04:51.42 p.m. through 4:57.51 p.m., outside our kitchen window.

4:51:42 p.m. By the time I decided to get the camera, it had been hailing long enough to coat the roof of this parked car and change the color of the soil in the bed at the foot of the Elizabeth Apartments from solid brown to near white. I raised the kitchen window and started taking photos.
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4:51:59 p.m. The Elizabeth is directly across NW 22nd Avenue.
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4:52.13 p.m. The Rose Plaza is diagonally across the intersection of NW Everett and NW 22nd.
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4:57.16 p.m. The sun came out as quickly as the hail had started earlier.
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4:57.51 p.m. The hail on the fire escape melted from opaque ice balls to shiny wetness in the bright sunshine.
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This was the third or fourth day in a row that I'd seen hail, followed by bright sun. Finally, a visual definition extraordinaire of what Portland's weather people call sun breaks.

7 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Boy those top pictures remind me of the days when people threw the contents of their slop jars out the windows onto the heads of irate passers-by below.

The photography is very good.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio now playing the part of Mrs. Zac Efron's employee.

Chuck Pefley said...

Slop jar contents wasn't the first thing to come to my mind LOL! Must be Abe's most recent experience -:)

Crazy spring weather this year for sure!! Love the snow/sleet/hail in the car photo. ~Chuck

raf said...

Your deftly timed sequence paints the scene we've all experienced this spring in the Pacific Northwest. Very nice job, Lynette!

George Townboy said...

Awesome series of photos! I'd say you were looking out your window that day, lol!

Hyde DP said...

We've had just the same weather scenario over here too. More snow on its way too according to weather reports.

Andrea said...

I have never seen that much hail.

I see a man sitting through the window.

smilnsigh said...

Sooo coool hail shots!

Mari-Nanci