twice a year we race out wiht blankets and what-not to cover the Shannowmobiles from hail.
dozen times a yeat we see more than the above photos.
Friends have a mitsubishi that looks like it was parked at the wrong end of a golf driving range.
Shannow, in the past 12 years I've seen hail only a handful of times in SF. I've seen it snow once downtown, but the snow melted before it hit the ground. In '97 or '98 I saw snow on the coastal range, which was also unusual. I know hail storms from Germany. You know, it's a hot summer day, you are at the local swimming hole, suddenly it gets dark and you get pelted by hail. It's very refreshing! This does not (yet ) happen here in California.
Up here in Northern Los Angeles (Santa Clarita, Northridge) we had hail come down for about 10 minutes - looked like those pictures above but melted away pretty quickly. People were freaking out pulling over to the side of the road, it was pretty funny.
One thing for sure - it was 38 degrees this morning. Pretty cold for California weather!!! Reminds me of the midwest were I grew up.