Quarter Sized Hail Falls in St Louis Metro Area

Large Quarter sized hail fell in the St Louis Metro Area in the early morning hours of March 2nd 2012.  This video shot near Hamel, IL shows some significant sized hail stones falling.  This is the start of what should be an extremely active and historic severe weather event today.   We will keep you up to date with today’s severe weather event as the Storm Chaser videos come in.

Many people do not understand that hail stones can be one of the most dangerous things a storm chaser encounters.  Hail stones can easily take out a windshield blinding a storm chaser in the middle of a thunderstorm’s core.