Well, I went to leave work yesterday afternoon and I was confronted at the door by a group of co-workers standing under the over hang. It was hailing... hail size... I'd say between a quarter and a golf ball. So, they(co-workers) suggested that since I am young and resilient that I should go stand out in the hail to "see how hard it is". I laughed... and stayed under the overhang. After a few minutes, the wind let up, the hail stopped, and the rain slowed, so I took to my car for shelter. Interestingly enough, I think I felt safer in my car than in the building... odd. Anyway, so I waited a bit longer to leave... making sure that the wind wasn't going to start up again, and I headed to my Grandparents house. On the way, I passed several fire trucks going down side streets. Then I saw a group of people standing on the corner of an intersection staring up at a house.... that had a very large tree on top of it. Luckily, the tree had not been dead before it blew over, so about a third of the roots were still holding onto the ground. This fact, I think, is what kept the house from being totally ruined. A bit after that house, the road was barricaded and what looked like a cloud of smokey mist was covering the area behind the barricade. I've surmised that some wiring must have come down and started a small fire or something in the debris that had come down from the storm. When I finally got home, I told my grandparents about all that I had seen, and their response was "We didn't have any storm. It just rained a bit".... this is not even 17 miles North of where the storm had hit so heavily. Crazy. Gotta love Mother Nature.
When I drove by on my way to work this morning there was really no remnants of a fire and the house had 2 small blue traps on the roof and plenty of fire wood in the front yard. It didn't look like too much damage was done, luckily.