[BREAKING with Photos:] Hail! Thunder! Freaky Weather Hits OC

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* See comments for report of vomit in Santa Ana . . .

Thunder followed by what sounded like Buddy Rich pummeling cymbals at my side yard just woke me from my Saturday morning stupor.

Looking out the back door of my Costa Mesa abode produced the sight of hail the size of, uh, really big balls of hail. Sorry, folks, not used to having to measure hail in these parts.

This began happening about 7:35ish:

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My pool deck in North Costa Mesa.


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My in-need-of-mowing grass patch.


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A ball of hail or Venus floating in pea soup.
The National Weather Service was calling for scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m., which is when the forecast storms producing "small" hail and gusty winds was predicted. Guess it got here early.

For the rest of today, it will supposedly be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight. It's expected to be cloudy through mid-morning Sunday, then gradual clearing. Same thing Monday,although the sun may appear earlier that day.
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Heyniccij
Heyniccij

you think thats weird. its 60 degrees on jan 5 in northern south dakota

jafo
jafo

this is kinda boring

xxPREACHERxxo
xxPREACHERxxo

I woke up in downtown Santa Ana to the sound of Thunder and Lighting. It was just the weekend Homeless Gladitors in the Alley dueling to the death for a half smoked cigarette. Who needs the UFC? Oh yeah it was raining too. extra speacial washing away the urine and vomit of the streets.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

When Papi Pulido finds out, he'll tax you for the "street cleaning" service.

Violetcuriosity
Violetcuriosity

Thunder woke me up this morning! And I am not a light sleeper, haha

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

WTF?  Matt has a pool and never invited us? 

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