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So, the weather here in San Francisco has been really weird for the last couple weeks. I blame global weirding.
We've generally been seeing gloomy, and sunny, and rainy all in the same day. It's been this way for about two weeks now. There has also been sporadic thunder, lightning, and hail.
On Friday night, for example, it started to hail a lot. Normally it hails for one or two minutes, and then it turns into rain. This time, however, it hailed for quite a few minutes, and amazingly enough, it stuck. Roads, rooftops, yards, and cars were all covered with a layer of hail.
All the kids in the neighborhood streamed out into the street. Soon there were hail ball fights and some small hailmen were built. Bits of the ice even managed to stick around until the next day. I've been in San Francisco for about a decade and I've never seen anything like it. This is what my front "yard" looked like.
Meanwhile, other neighborhoods in San Francisco saw none of this. We have friends who live about a mile away and didn't get any of it.
(Update: After I wrote this post yesterday, I looked out the window at the backyard because it was suddenly sunny again, and I noted that it was raining in my neighbor's yard, but not in mine.)