Friday 22 September 2017

Baseball-sized hail stones smashes through driver's windscreen

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A tornado in the United States unleashed hail stones big enough to shatter a windscreen, as one pair of unfortunate storm chasers discovered.

The duo were following a cloud pattern that had broke away from a powerful storm that tore through several US states on Saturday.

Stretching from Texas to Minnesota, the storm generated dozens of tornadoes that touched down in western Oklahoma, where the storm chasers were based.

Following the emerging tornadoes, the duo got the surprise of their lives when a baseball size hailstone smash straight through their windscreen.

Despite causing millions of euro worth of damage , emergency crews in the US said there were no reports of serious injuries in relation to the storms.

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