A heavy downpour shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon started tossing pellets of ice — some of the size that car lovers fear may leave some dents — that left a sight usually not seen on what has been a hot, dry July.
Some of the hailstones pelting The Hills were at least as big as an inch in diameter. Down in the flatter section of Basking Ridge, municipal clerk Denise Szabo said she had seen and heard heavy rain, but didn't believe that there was a major ice storm in that location.
Were you out in this? Did you (like me!) sit in your car afraid that you were going to be pummeled with stones? Was it painful to hear that hail hit your vehicle?
To be fair, the National Weather Service had predicted possible thunderstorms today and this evening, with a possibility of hail in the evening. Additional thunderstorms may occur on Tuesday, but the NWS made no mention of hail for that day.
Elsewhere in the township, a bolt of lightening was strongly suspected of igniting a roof fire on a home on Emily Road.
The sun appeared to be returning to the area as of shortly before 5 p.m. Everyone back in the pool?