Day 151: Summer Hail Storm

Summer Hail Storm – July 28, 2011

It has been a long hot summer stretch here in Upstate New York. I know my human-owners Dad is getting tired of running the air-conditioner all the time. He keeps saying something about “fake air”. Personally, he needs to take it from me and my human-owner PVT Ben. He doesn’t know what fake air is until he’s had to put on a gas mask and go through the gas chamber at Basic Training. (But, I’m getting off topic here).

Day 150 - Summer Hail Storm

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

You can imagine everyone’s surprise this week when we had a major storm with ice! Look at this hail! Yes, that is a pile of hail stones I’m standing in. It’s a good thing I always wear my ACU boots or that would have been very cold on my paws. It’s also worth noting my human-owners Dad did not pile a bunch of hail stones together for this picture.

This pile of hail stones is exactly what it looked like on our back landing.

Are You Enjoying Your Summer?

Here at General Sarge HQ we’re finding it hard to believe July is almost over. That means summer is quickly flying by too. While it has been really hot around here my good friend SFC Smith from the Newark, New York Army Recruiting Station reminded me the other day that when he was in Kuwait he experienced temperatures of 140 degrees! We do need to remember our brave heroes who are serving overseas in climates much worse than what we’re experiencing here. It kind of brings everything in perspective doesn’t it. All I know is that with all my fur I found it hot when the heat index slipped above 100. I can’t imagine what it would be like in Kuwait.

What have you been doing this summer? I do hope you’re having a nice summer. I also know a number of military people have taken leave over the past few weeks too. It would be great to have you share in the comment section here what you’ve been doing.

Staying Army Strong – Two paws up!
General Sarge

8 responses to “Day 151: Summer Hail Storm

  1. Ryan was just telling me about the hail storm as I read this post.

    • Hi Tracy;

      It was a wild storm! I know my human-owners Dad was very happy it didn’t storm at the radio station. He kept saying something about “Stella does not like hail stones this big and it would have hurt her”. Whatever that means.

      Two paws up!
      General Sarge

  2. No, Stella does not like hail.

  3. How crazy is that, mind you I think the worlds weather has gone rather bizarre lately, maybe it’s something to do with the global warming 😉

    • Hi Karen;

      It was very crazy and very loud too. As for global warming, hmmmm – I think my NASA contacts say we’re losing warmth to the atmosphere instead of gaining it. 😉 I don’t know. It all gets rather confusing don’t you think?

      Two paws up!
      General Sarge

  4. Hail! And after all the hot weather you’ve been having lately!!! Good grief I do hope that it thawed up quickly. Hmmm, I used to know a Major Storm 😆 😉

    • Hi Slappy;

      It was crazy! It also didn’t hail or storm all around us. My human owns Dad was at work, just a few short miles away, and they didn’t get anything there. But it certainly came down at the house. It melted really fast as it didn’t get cold at all. This whole hailing when it’s hot thing is very strange. But then again, you as the Meteorologist for my Task Force have probably seen this all before right? Where did you know Major Storm from? I’ve heard of him too. 😉

      Two paws up!
      General Sarge

  5. I agree that the summer has been going by rather quickly and we don’t like hail either as it damages our plants. We don’t like air conditioning either and would much prefer having a dehumidifier instead. Air conditioning is cold and uncomfortable, why can’t there be a happy medium setting.

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