Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

We're still in March, but Spring weather has definitely hit already.  Remember the saying, "In like a lion and out like a lamb"?  The year has already started out with the Lions!!

Here are some pictures of Hail. I should have put something down next to them so you could see the reference of size, but these pieces of hail were HUGE!  Some were quarter sized, golf ball sized, baseball size, etc...

I actually took these pictures too early as the yard was covered with even more just a few minutes later, but I didn't go back out and take more pictures.

We had just sat down to dinner when everything let loose.  See, Dallas has mostly composition roofs with very few having ceramic tile. Many businesses have metal roofs, but you won't see that on a residential property.

However, in Austin, though composition roofs are still probably the majority of roofs, ceramic tile and metal roofs make up a big percentage.  I was at my in-laws during this hail storm and they happen to have a metal roof. 

It sounded like we were in a shoot out! Massive gunfire every direction!  As I mentioned we had just sat down to dinner, so my immediate thought was to move my daughter away from the window.  The way it was coming down, I'm surprised it didn't break through the metal roof, but no visable dents afterwards, amazing!

With the first of the Hail storms coming so early, I hope the Lamb stops by early too!  But this usually means we'll have lots of pretty flowers throughout the season!

By the way, in the first picture, just past that first group of trees is where Lake Travis is supposed to be... but it's SEVERAL feet low right now.

Comment balloon 10 commentsDonna Harris • March 30 2009 12:22PM


Great hail.  We had a storm like that last spring in Toronto and I took pictures of all  my lawn funiture covered in it.  Thankfully it did not break the glass table.

Posted by Lisa Collins (Sutton Group-Admiral Realty Inc.) about 11 years ago

Donna - We were fortunate here at Canyon Lake; just a nice slow rain which was exactly what we needed. We did have some high wind but didn't harm any thing in our area.

Posted by Carl Winters about 11 years ago

No hail here in the Kerrville area, thank goodness.  Glad it was not damaging to your homes there.

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) about 11 years ago

Hi Donna... hopefully Lake Travis gets refilled before the summer or you are going to have a very brown lawn at your new house by the time August rolls around.  My first summer in Austin was filled with watering restrictions and it was not pretty!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 11 years ago

We have some of that crazy HAIL in Dallas tonight.  It will miss Frisco, but we have a bit of windy and light sprinkle. I heard of this crazy baseball sized hail, and have seen lots of pictures, but I have yet to see it here (knock on wood).

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 11 years ago

Lisa, We had a glass table out there, but pulled it out of the hail under the covered area with a broom.

C&C, That's great that your area wasn't hit like that!

Ricki, We're getting someone out to look at our brand new roof...

Steve, They said it only raised about 2-3 inches!  At least Lake Austin is a constant level, but it's also colder, but that's an option for our wakboarding.

John, In my 24+ years in Dallas, I never saw big hail, only smaller hail.  I don't think I ever saw golfball size.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 11 years ago

Donna, No need to apologize for hail unless it damages your property.  We had a hail storm here a few years ago that caused major roof damage and insurance claims,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 11 years ago

Karen, Oh, yes, I understand those times.  In the Dallas area, there are parts of the area where, when I would go on listing appts, and if they didn't say they had a new roof after 2003, I had to advise them to contact their insurance company to check out their roofs.  Most didn't think the storm was that bad and actually admitted seeing a lot of roofer signs in their neighbors' yards but never thought it effected them. 

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 11 years ago

Donna, a metal roof and a hailstorm. You must have been tripping out. Wow, that must have been loud. Thank God for garages for vehicles.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

Did it make your hair straight?

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 11 years ago