Parts Of Alberta Saw 'Grapefruit-Sized' Hail & Some Car Windshields Were Shattered (PHOTOS)

Some drivers ended up stranded because of the weather.

Calgary Staff Writer
A car damaged by hail.

A car damaged by hail.

Following a string of intense weather events taking place in Alberta over the last month, central and southern parts of the province were the latest to get hit with massive hail the size of grapefruit, which caused a lot of damage to cars in the process.

Weather warnings on Monday, August 1 had called for "golfball-sized" hail and even potential tornadoes through the afternoon and evening in Kneehill County and Red Deer County. While no tornadoes were reported, areas around Red Deer did see some huge hail.

Northern Hail Project shared an image of hail it had found just northwest of Markerville, which measured around 106 millimetres across.

Other Twitter users shared images of the huge hail around Alberta.

Drivers in the area had to contend with the massive hail storm, which left some vehicles damaged.

In videos shared on Twitter, drivers on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway just outside Red Deer were seen stranded by the side of the road with their car lights and windscreens smashed.

Alberta RCMP said around 70 vehicles on the QEII had their windows and windscreens smashed in the hail, according to Global News.

Others were able to share the damage to their vehicles up close. One Twitter user said they'd been stuck in the hail storm by Antler Hill and the pictures of their vehicle showed a completely shattered windshield and huge dents all over as a result of the extreme weather.

Another video shared on TikTok showed a truck with smashed windows, a leaking sunroof and tons of dents from where the hail had hit it.

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Meanwhile, one person was able to capture the scale of the damage to a sunroof that had completely shattered and collapsed due to the hail storm.

Hopefully, the massive hail storms will subside soon!

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