First, around 3pm, we had a quick rain and hail storm, which woke my son up way too early from his nap (his window was open, and he came into the living room a little scared). Here’s a video I took:
Then, in the evening, when leaving the local farmer’s market, a second hail storm hit, and we had to pull over in the public library parking lot and wait it out. The hail was hitting my windshield so hard I thought it was going to crack. I opened my window and got struck on my side and it hurt. My two year old son was not excited at all about the car being pummeled by balls of ice. Here is a video someone else took of the hail at the farmer’s market:
And this is a photo of some of the hail. Most intense hail I’ve ever seen, and someone else claims it’s the most intense they’ve seen in Bozeman in their 21 years living here, while another local resident relates the hail to their garden – or what used to be a garden. We saw several trees which had been knocked over on the way home, and there was flooding in the streets and gutters and shoulders all around… Crazy weather!