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Terrifying hail in Texas nearly kills these storm chasers

Softballs are too small a thing to compare to this hail.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Apr 27, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:42 pm CDT

Years of storm chasing does little to prepare you for the very real experience of having giant pieces of hail drop in front of you.

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As a hail storm overtook north Texas Sunday, a couple of storm-chasers were right in the thick of it in Stephenville, when they encountered the giant hailstones as they fell right onto their windshield. Softball-sized hailstones are nothing compared to the giant stones that shattered glass in front of them, and they’re shocked and starting to get really scared.

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All they can do, like everyone else caught in a hail storm, is wait it out.

Hey, nobody ever said chasing storms was safe.

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*First Published: Apr 27, 2015, 10:11 am CDT