Freezing rain cold. Yesterday afternoon we experienced a serious hail storm. It hailed heavily for at least 20 minutes. Lots of rain, thunder and lightening accompanied the hail. I have never seen so much hail accumulate on the ground. It was amazing. The girls and I put on our rain coats and boots and scooped up handfuls of hail like snow. The only trouble is that hail doesn't fall softly like snow. The hail hurt like little rocks.