ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Rain and hail around Sacramento on Sunday caught many Californians off guard. But after a dry summer, many people were happy to see the streets get a little wet.
“We love it because we love the rain here in Northern California,” said Terri Davis.
“Oh I’m loving it,” said Eileen Sidko. “I’m looking for more! Actually, I was hoping it would be more and it was just a little bit.”
But Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t just water falling from the sky. Around 3 p.m., hail the size of grapes plummeted down over Roseville for a little under 10 minutes.
“All of a sudden, it was just heavy loud thundering noises just crashing down and I was like what is that?” said Brian Wright, who was inside of one of the businesses at The Fountains in Roseville.
People inside of the shops and restaurants rushed to the windows to see it with their own eyes.
“The whole restaurant was literally by the door!”’ said Lena Shvtes. “It was just hail on the floor.”
A few hours later around 6:30 p.m. it happened again. A hail storm brushed across Auburn in a matter of minutes.
“We thought it was something falling from the trees, and then I said “Oh shoot! It’s hail!” said driver Maile Williams.
“It was very quick and small,” said Amanda Kinney, who was visiting Auburn from Sacramento for the evening. “Maybe a minute or two. It was surprising but it was refreshing!”
Davis told CBS13 her family hit the rain headed east on the way home from the Giants game. She said she plans to drive carefully, since oil on the road mixed with the rain means slicker conditions than normal.
“I just hope that everybody slows down, drives a little bit slower, more cautious,” Davis said.