Thunder and Sleet in Williamstown - February 17, 2006

These pictures were taken with my Olympus C730 Ultra Zoom digital camera in Williamstown, Massachusetts, during the morning of February 17, 2006, as a powerful cold front came through with wind, rain, thunder and lighting, and some sleet or hail. It was probably technically hail but it looked a lot more like sleet. No apparent damage locally, but lots of significant wind damage to the north and west from these storms.

Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in their full 2048x1536 size by clicking on the links after the captions.

Dark clouds moving in. [2048x1536]

And the winds picking up. [2048x1536]

Rain now. [2048x1536]

And then the sleet/hail. [2048x1536]

Sleet/hail on the ground. [2048x1536]


It's not every day that you see waves of windblown sleet with lightning flashing. [2048x1536]
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