While the east coast is buried in snow, Huntington Beach, California woke up to a scene far less severe certainly dramatic for the coastal desert: a beach coated in a thin layer of hail.
Yes, that photo above is real. But no, that's not snow on a Los Angeles beach.
This video captured on a beach in Novosibirsk, Siberia, looks like a scene from a movie about the end of the world. People were enjoying a perfect sunny day—with temperatures of 99F (37C)—when bullet-sized hail started strafing the beach while everyone were running for their lives in panic.
Whoa, this is definitely not a storm you'd want to get caught in. This past weekend, a German town in Lower Saxony was absolutely pummelled by hail stones the size of tennis balls. Damage is estimated to be in the millions.
If you've never experienced serious hail—we're talking golf-ball-sized chunks of ice (or larger) raining down on you—consider yourself lucky. It can do serious damage to your property, your home, and unless it's wrapped in this gigantic external airbag, your car.
World War II was one of the first truly global wars, and soldiers in every country were told to be on the look-out for evidence of strange goings on. Even forest guards in Roopkund, India in 1942 were making long treks around the Himalayas and keeping their eyes peeled for anything sinister. One man, walking along a…
A Class 3 Kill-Storm tore through the greater Denver area last night, knocking down trees with heavy winds and rain, demolishing vehicle windshields with golf ball-sized hail, and no less than six separate tornado sightings. Welcome to June in our new globally warmed future! [Buzzfeed - Image: @CrazyJon85 / weather.com
This is amazing. We knew that baseball-sized hail was falling in Dallas, now under heavy beating by tornadoes, but look at these things. And look at that car! If these balls of ice hit you on the head, you are dead.
Golf ball-sized hail. Intense, gusting wind smashing the ground and spreading out, pushing everything in its way. Torrential downpour making it impossible to see anything farther than an inch away. My god, microbursts are previews for the apocalypse.