- "Tornado Sirens, Hail, and a Parade Coming This Evening"
Through One Dad's Eye (July 17, 2010)
Clouds, looking northwest from the corner of South Ash and Ninth in Sauk Centre. July 17, 2010, about 1:20 p.m..
Look closely: those cars have their lights on. July 17, 2010, about 2:12 p.m..
The wind had picked up. Right after taking this picture, I decided to go inside. July 17, 2010, about 2:19 p.m..
Then, around 2:26 p.m., I heard the sirens and the family and I went to the basement.
Most of the hailstones were around the size of pea gravel. This was the largest I saw. July 17, 2010.
It's not as large as it looked from the top: this hailstone was rather flat. July 17, 2010.
I'm planning to webcast the Sinclair Lewis Days parade, starting about three hours from now (no sound: but a pretty good view).