Tennis ball size hail stones batter cars in Canada

On Tuesday, a huge hailstorm hit Alberta, a province in western Canada. It was reported by CBC News that the hailstorm was caused when a tornado hit the ground near the town of Coronation. Fortunately, despite the sudden storm, no serious injuries requiring hospitalization were reported.

However, what made Tuesday’s hailstorm unique was that it came suddenly with tennis ball-sized hailstones. The intense thunderstorm which lasted approximately 15 to 20 minutes caused lots of vehicle damage. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the hail damaged 34 vehicles and caused three collisions.

After the storm was brought under control, people took to Twitter to post photos and videos of the freak weather incident. Many people shared chilling videos that showed hailstones crashing into their car windshields as people inside the vehicle covered their heads with their hands or purses.

Sharing photos of their damaged car, one Twitter user wrote: “I got stuck in the massive hailstorm at the bottom of Antler Hill between #reddeer and #Innisfail. Luckily it was just the vehicle that was damaged. Crazy stuff to experience though. #abstorm”.

Pat Boomer, weather enthusiast and storm chaser, shared photos of the large hailstones against a measuring device and wrote: β€œA collection of large hailstones from Markerville Aug 1/22 Forgot my caliper I got some so I took it home to measure. The largest measures 75 mm and 106 g, the smallest 51 mm, 51 g. After some fusion. #abstorm @Albatrossoar @NHP_Reports”.


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