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Watch: Massive Hailstones Pummel Queensland, Australia

Hail the size of tennis balls was reported to have fallen
Nov. 18, 2013


Parts of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia bore the brunt of unusually large hailstones following thunderstorms on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Local reports indicate that orange-sized hail was spotted in several locations in the area. This video captures scenes of the hail pummeling the town of Maroochydore.

Emergency responders in the Sunshine Coast region responded to hundreds of calls for help after residents experienced damage to homes, cars and buildings, according to local news. The ABC news affiliate also reports one man was taken to a hospital with serious head injuries after being struck by a giant hailstone.

A number of residents snapped photos of the monster hail which they then posted on Twitter.


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almasearch

I've seen larger hailstones... baseball to softball -sized monsters. In Kansas, about 30 years ago. Hard to forget them or the damage they caused to anything they hit. And yes, there was a tornado nearby...

November 18 2013 at 11:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ticknert2

Seem them that size in Roswell New Mexico. New roof and windows were in order.

November 18 2013 at 6:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mmackesy949

Every now and then, we get hail that size in Texas. Its tough on the insurance policy! Gotta get policy coverage on everything from Flood, Fire, Sink Holes... everything but earthquakes.

November 18 2013 at 4:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jlaka272

Starting to sound more like "The day after tomorrow".... Hollywood predicts everything!!!!

November 18 2013 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jobriendj

"thats not a hailstone, this is a hailstone mate"

November 18 2013 at 2:45 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Velocity105

So much for your car's paint job. Pretty much erases any doubt about global warming with all these new weather disasters escalating as the years go by so don't be surprised if it gets worse.

November 18 2013 at 1:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Velocity105's comment
comment814

stop FARTING, then your so called global conspiracy will stop!

November 18 2013 at 4:58 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
cda77

oh please. yeah hail is a neeewwwww phenomenon. Get real, you cannot even tell when you are being played through sensationalism. Hail this size is common every year.

November 18 2013 at 5:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
grgrytckr

WTF mate.

November 18 2013 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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