Terrifying moment – a powerful hailstorm smashed a car window in Canada as people hid inside
- Grapefruit-sized hail was spotted in Alberta, Canada during a storm that left vehicle windows shattered
- Gibran Marquez shared video of the moments hailstones flew through the vehicle of the car he was riding in on a major Canadian highway
- Windows shatter as people scream in the distance as the storm rages on for minutes
Terrifying footage shows the moment drivers of Major Canada freeway were pelted with hail the size of golf balls on Monday.
Jibran Marquez was traveling on a central highway in Alberta with two others when the trio had to stop because their vehicle was hit by hail.
Marquez posted the video of the storm on Twitter which showed passengers stopping on the freeway and ducking as hailstones shattered car windows.
The video was captioned: “Last night 5km south of the petrol station lane, a terrible 17 minutes as it showed car windows shattered by hail hitting the surface.
“Put the backpack on the left,” Marquez can be heard saying as he hands the driver the bag as a shield from the broken windows.
The driver protects a female passenger from the broken windshield in his hands, while hail flies through the cracks in the window. People outside can be heard screaming as the storm continues.
Coincidentally, Monday’s weather in parts of Alberta saw a high of 80 F and a low of 56 F, according to The Weather Channel.
Hail shattered the windows of vehicles in Alberta, Canada as a thunderstorm passed through. Gibran Marquez captured the moments when hail caught up with the car he was riding in on Monday
Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm, with the vehicle headed for the freeway. The car was decorated with yellow caution tape and broken windows
The weather in parts of Alberta on Monday reached a high of 89F and a low of 56F
Marquez posted another video of the moments when the hail began to hit the car.
“Oh my god,” the female passenger screams as the hailstones begin to slowly shatter the windshield.
Meanwhile, Marquez shows the car’s rear window, which is partially broken.
“I had to get footage of this… the world needs to see how severe these storms can get in seconds,” Marquez wrote in response to a commenter.
In addition, Marquez claimed some suffered cuts, bruises and a mild concussion. A photo of the female passenger being helped by a firefighter was shared while a rainbow could be seen in the background.
Marquez said no one in his car was seriously injured. He said he only had a few cuts, bruises and a slight concussion
The car Marquez was riding in was pulled to the side of the road with yellow caution tape attached.
Marquez shared photos as the storm passed as some drivers returned to the freeway and some were left untouched.
After the storm, Alberta Emergency Warning issued a tornado warning on Monday, which is no longer in effect
Marquez posted the photo of the sky with the storm passing in the distance. Some cars passed and were untouched
Grapefruit-sized hail was reported in parts of Alberta. The NHP Field Project took a picture of one of the hail balls right next to a ruler.
Meanwhile, another passenger who was driving in the Alberta town of Markerville also showed off a piece of hail she picked up from the storm.
“I can’t even,” Mairi wrote on Twitter. I panicked and took this without putting it in the ruler properly. Tennis balls when it was NW of Markerville 5:50 p.m. They are still coming down. Stay away.
Users blew up Twitter, sharing photos of their experiences with the hashtag “abstorm.”
Storm chaser TL Carmody shared a photo of the family’s car wrecked in the middle of the hail storm.
“I met a very shaken family in [the] McDonald’s in Innisfail that was caught in the hail,” wrote TL Carmody. “Everyone is fine and they were very nice to let me take pictures.”
Carmody posted the photo of the red vehicle being dented and smashed by the massive ice blocks.
A red car was crushed by hail in the storm. The family were “very shaken up” after they were dragged into the choo