Huge hail hits Fulton
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:55:00 GMT —
The latest round of wild weather in mid-Missouri dumped huge hail over Fulton Wednesday morning.
Fulton resident Bobby Washington was walking to his car when the hail started to fall.
"The next thing I know, I see little pea-sized hail coming down. And as I was approaching my vehicle it got bigger and bigger and all of the sudden they were pounding on my head and I was like 'Woah! I gotta get in here!'" Washington said.
Washington said he's used to seeing pea-sized hail, but has rarely seen hail as large as what fell Wednesday.
The hail started falling between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. With some chunks larger than the size of a quarter, some uncovered cars sustained damage.
Matthew Hartman said it sounded like someone was dropping gravel on his roof.
"It felt like somebody was throwing rocks at you...and then probably about two feet of water up on top of the hill where I live at," he said.
"[I was] shoveling all the leaves and debris out from the drains to keep my house from flooding."
Ben Given, who works in Fulton, said the hail left the roads slick.
"Where I work, the hail was sliding off of the roof and we've got several piles of hail that look like snow piles," Given said.
"I just saw the highway department...two truck plows plowing the city streets here in Fulton."
Washington was caught on the road during the worst of the hail.
"Hail hitting your vehicle, hitting the windshield, it felt like it was going to come apart... it's just really something that you don't want to be caught in," Washington said.