雷と雹 Lightning and Hail

June 16, 2009: 季節 Seasons

小学生の帰りのころに怪しいくもが来て、いきなり雷、そして雹が降りました。30分ぐらいに続きました。地元のおじさんやおばさんが「こんなに長く降るのは珍しい」と。
杏狩りがもうそろそろ始まる予定だが、この表で見は大丈夫かな?上山田の周辺のりんご農園も心配やな。

Just as the grade school kids were walking home from school today, the sky grew dark with some ominous clouds, and lightning hit followed by a hail storm. The hail and heavy rain continued for about a half an hour. Even the local old-timers were saying how unusually long the storm lasted.
The area's apricots are almost ready for picking -- I hope they weren't hurt by the hail. Even more so, I hope Kamiyamada's many apple orchards were okay.



Hail holes in our baby sunflower plant's leaves


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