I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
So we had a dramatic hail storm last night around dinner time. At one point, the rain and hail were coming down so hard that I couldn't see past my balcony railing! This morning, there was still a bit of hail around the front door of our condo building.
There was a tree tipped over further down the block and lots of large branches down on my drive to work this morning.
I still need to have a good look at my car for damage--and there are predictions for another storm today.
Exciting and destructive.