Hailstorm Pelts Island
A bicyclist pedals down Eagle Avenue Monday morning after a hailstorm pelted Alameda. The street in front of the rider is covered with bits of ice that measured approximately the diameter of a dime. The intense storm struck during the morning commute and lasted a good 20 minutes or so. Intense rain and some claps of thunder followed. News outlets reported the storm cell delivered nearly four inches per hour of precipitation. Natives of Alameda expressed awe at the storm, with some more senior residents reporting never having seen a storm this intense hit the Island City. Patches of the ice remained on lawns, cars and in other places until about noon when they rapidly melted away.