Within about a minute of being back in the house, I heard yelling and a heavy pounding noise. I looked outside and saw my neighbors who had previously been playing catch, running up onto the porch next to mine. A moment before, the heavens had opened up and water - in both liquid and solid form - began plummeting to the earth. As the marble-sized hail began pelting everything, I naturally couldn't just sit inside and let the moment pass. So I called to Bailey and the two of us, along with my next-door neighbors, watched the spectacle from our porches. It was awesome! At certain points, it got so intense that I wondered if frogs and locusts were next. Thankfully, it just remained ice. The whole thing lasted about 5 minutes and then the sun came back out. This was my first experience with hail of this size and intensity. Hopefully it won't be the last...as long as I get to watch from the safety of my porch.