A little after 1:30am this morning (Monday 1/28/13), there was a brief series of lightening flashes in the sky which lit up our bedroom window. Within moments, we heard loud banging on our entire house. It sounded like rocks hitting our windows and roof. A peak out the window revealed rain, but there was definitely something more going on that we couldn't see. I grabbed my iPhone, hit record and opened the front door to find HAIL falling from the sky! The hail was coming down hard and at about the size of small gum balls. Since we live in South Orange County, CA, we all freaked out at the sight. The hailstorm lasted a full ten (10) minutes. Afterwards, the clouds parted to reveal an almost full moon in the sky. We were shocked to see such a clear night sky only minutes after an intense hail storm. We were the only people who came out of their houses to witness mother nature at work. My sister, who was visiting us from Palm Springs (CA), was completely overwhelmed with excitement that actual snow was falling from a Southern California sky. Aside from this video proving how nerdy 3 Southern California people can become late at night, there is no doubt this was a true weather phenomenon for Orange County. I actually scooped up some of the hail and put it in my freezer… not sure what I'll do with it, other than stare at it when I wake up in the morning. I've lived in Southern California my WHOLE life and have NEVER seen hail or snow in Orange County! What's next, tornados?!
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