This evening, here at SLOweather, we had a microcell almost too small to be seen on radar pass right over us. The rainfall was intense enough to knock out our Dish Network TV for 10 minutes or so. (Our old BUD never had a rain dropout, but the dish was so big that wind would cause problems at times.)
We had rains heavy enough to overtop the gutters, and hail the size of peas. On the Davis console, I saw a rain rate of 8.41"/hour ! That's about a tipper click every 14 seconds, or 4 a minute. Apparently, I missed the peak, as the graph shows something over 9"/hour!
I had a little trouble as I was trying to post this, as our cable Internet went out for a short while, so I tethered to my cell phone.
Here's a pic of the hail on the deck: