Horrific footage shows the moment when drivers on a major Canada highway were slammed with hail the size of golf balls on Monday.
Gibran Marquez was traveling on a central Alberta highway with two others when the trio had to pull over as their vehicle was hit with hail.
Marquez posted the video of the storm on Twitter that showed the passengers pulled over on the highway and ducking while chunks of hail break the car windows.
The video was captioned, ‘Last night 5km south of gasoline alley, horrible 17 minutes as it showcased the car windows breaking as hail hit the surface.
‘Put the backpack on your left,’ Marquez can be heard saying as he passes the driver the bag as a shield from the breaking windows.
The driver is shielding a female passenger from the breaking windshield in his arms as hail passes through the cracks of the window. People outside are heard screaming as the storm continues.
Coincidentally, the weather on Monday in some parts of Alberta was 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 caught the moments the hail overtook the vehicle he was riding in on Monday
Marquez posted the aftermath of the storm with the vehicle off to the highway. The vehicle was decorated with yellow caution tape and shattered windows
The weather in some 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 hitting the car.
‘Oh my god,’ the female passenger screams as balls of hail begin to slowly break the windshield.
Meanwhile, Marquez shows the back window of the vehicle partially broken.
‘I had to get footage of this.. the world needs to see how serious these storms can get in a matter of seconds,’ Marquez wrote in response to a commenter.
Marquez further claimed that some suffered from cuts, bruises, and a mild concussion. A photo of the female passenger being treated by a firefighter was shared as a rainbow peaked in the background.
Marquez said no one in his car was severely injured. He said there was only a few cuts, bruises, and a mild concussion
The car Marquez was driving in was snapped on the side of the road with yellow caution tape attached.
Marquez shared photos as the storm passed as some drivers made their way back on the highway with some remaining untouched.
Following the storm, Alberta Emergency Alert issued a Tornado warning on Monday that is no longer effective
Marquez posted the photo of the sky with the storm passing in the distance. Some cars passed by remaining untouched
In some parts of Alberta, hail the size of grapefruit were reported. The NHP Field Project took a photo of one of the hail balls right by a ruler.
Meanwhile, another passenger who was driving in Alberta in the city of Markerville also showed off a chunk of hail she picked up from the storm.
‘I can’t even,’ Mhairi wrote on Twitter. ‘I panic took this without putting it in the ruler properly. Tennis balls when it was NW of Markerville 17:50. They’re still coming down. Stay clear.’
Users scattered Twitter sharing photos of their experiences with the hashtag, ‘abstorm.’
A storm chaser, T.L. Carmody, shared a photo of family’s car that was thrashed in the middle of the hail storm.
‘Met a very shaken up family at [the] McDonald’s in Innisfail who got caught in the hail,’ T.L. Carmody wrote. ‘Every one is ok, and they were very nice to let me take photos.’
Carmody posted the photo of the red vehicle that was dented and smashed by the massive ice blocks.
A red vehicle was smashed by hail in the storm. The family was ‘very shaken up’ after they got caught up in the choas