The Phoenix, Arizona area rarely gets cold weather, much less hail and snow. But all of those conditions existed today. I didn’t get out to photograph the snow (trapped at work), but I did get some of the clouds, then the hail, as it rolled through our neighborhood.
Around 5 o’clock, the clouds darkened as one wave of storm clouds rolled in:
I was sitting and working at my computer and wasn’t aware of how widespread the snow and hail were, so I unfortunately missed out on a lot of it. I heard what I thought was a really hard rain, but when I looked outside, I saw that it was hail. The backyard was pelted with it:
The driveway almost looked like a skating rink:
It all ended with a rainbow, but I was not happy to see the sun. At all. I was hoping for more clouds and rain, but the forecast doesn’t look promising. I was hoping that the snow on Four Peaks would stay until Saturday so I could ride in it. You never know, but it probably won’t last.