“Quite a lot of hail in short period of time.” Photo: Daniel McPartlan
“Quite a lot of hail in short period of time.” Photo: Daniel McPartlan

Multiple readers shared video and photographs of a hailstorm that hit Berkeley around 1:50 p.m. If you got any cool shots or videos, feel free to let us know. (This post was updated after publication to include additional images.)

Anna Lappé reported hail in Berkeley at exactly 1:50 p.m.: “And now the sky is falling, literally. Hailstorm!”

Torrie, who shared the second video below on Twitter at 1:54 p.m., wrote, “It was hailing in South Berkeley! It got worse after I took this video!”

“Love this crazy weather!” wrote Kelly Owen, who took the third video.

It appears to be hailing like hell right now in #Berkeley @berkeleyside pic.twitter.com/w6kWfsrlYc— Daniel McPartlan (@dancalbear) January 23, 2017

Hail in North Berkeley. Photo: Isabel Callejo-Brighton
Photo: Cooper Brewer
Hail in Berkeley at 2 p.m. Photo: Susi P. Jensen
“Hail circles.” Photo: Merrill Gillaspy
“Hail circles.” Photo: Merrill Gillaspy
The first hailstorm. Photo: Betsy Livak
Hail in Berkeley. Photo: Kelly Owen
“Quite a lot of hail in short period of time.” Photo: Daniel McPartlan
“Quite a lot of hail in short period of time.” Photo: Daniel McPartlan
Hail: An usual sight in Berkeley. Photo: Heidi Sachs

And a second hailstorm hit Berkeley at about 2:40 p.m. Eric Panzer gave the heads up, and Cian Dawson captured video. Both reports came in to Berkeleyside on Twitter. And School Board President Ty Alper shared video of hail coming down on a ping pong table.

Heads up! Another hail storm heading for Berkeley! @berkeleyside @mmelibbington pic.twitter.com/rYONfhyseb— Eric Panzer (@ericpanzer) January 23, 2017

https://twitter.com/cbdawson/status/823661743851204608

https://twitter.com/tyalper/status/823663466258964484

#meanwhileinberkeley #hail! again? #slomo @berkeleyside @WeatherBerkeley pic.twitter.com/TL3a5gR8XG— ko (@kellyjowen) January 24, 2017

“Quite a lot” of hail in the Gourmet Ghetto, said Jonathan Wight at about 2:50 p.m.
“Quite a lot” of hail in the Gourmet Ghetto, said Jonathan Wight at about 2:50 p.m.
“A heck of a lot” of hail in the Gourmet Ghetto, said Jonathan Wight at about 2:50 p.m.
“A heck of a lot” of hail in the Gourmet Ghetto, said Jonathan Wight at about 2:50 p.m.
“Berkeley says Hail No!!! to trump.” Photo: Spragins
“Berkeley says Hail No!!! to trump.” Photo: Spragins
A Zaytuna College professor in front of his office Monday in Berkeley. Photo: Sandy Stephan
Rebecca K. saw this view of hail in the driveway “near Jones & 5th. Almost like snow!”
Rebecca K. saw this view of hail in the driveway “near Jones & 5th. Almost like snow!”
Hail in Berkeley at Fourth and Jones. Photo: Matthew Williams
Emily Doyle snapped this rainbow on the UC Berkeley campus after the hail storm as she walked to philosophy class.

Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...