A violent supercell thunderstorm in northwest Oklahoma Monday spawned multiple tornadoes. But its main impact was baseball to softball size hail which produced at least $250,000 in damage and injured three people around the town of Woodward.
Here’s an excerpt from the National Weather Service report:
The tornadoes were brief in duration, although one did produce some damage east of Sharon, OK. The more extensive damage occurred with the very large hail that ravaged most of the city of Woodward. The hail shattered numerous automobile and building windows, some of which caused injuries. Two injuries occurred as hail busted through car windows. Another injury occurred to a girl that was closing her storm shelter. She broke her wrist after being struck by tennis ball-size hail.
Keep reading for dramatic photos and videos...
Additional hail photos at the Original Weather Blog
Hail and tornado videos
You would *not* want to be on the receiving end of these falling objects from the heavens...
Baseball sized hail pounds the turf in Woodward, OK. Posted to Youtube by kevinshaneweeks.
The video below displays multiple tornadoes from the supercell. One of the spin-ups appears to be rotating clockwise. According to @ustornadoes, just one in a thousand tornadoes spin clockwise or anticyclonically (more info).
Mikey Gribble’s storm chase video posted to Youtube by loadedgunchasing
One more tornado video...
Posted to Youtube by Wicked Wind Media/Tornado Titans chasers Brett Wright and Brandon Sullivan