At the beginning of the hailstorm in Cypress. Quite a lot of hail dropped. We scrambled to protect vulnerable new plantings of tomato and squash. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Cloudburst over Cypress

An very active storm cell passed over Cypress just now, headed east.

It said, “Hello!” with a string of flash-bangs, began raining copiously, then started dropping hail.

We scrambled to cover vulnerable new plants, and pulled our trash cans up on the curb so that they wouldn’t block drainage or get washed away entirely.

If your area is prone to flooding, be careful!

If you have to use the freeways, check traffic conditions. (Apparently it’s brightly sunny in downtown Los Angeles.)