Residents of Fresno, California experienced an unusual hailstorm on Monday that caused chaos on the roads and left many without power. The hailstones, which were as large as quarters, fell for over half an hour, causing damage to cars and reducing visibility for drivers.
The hailstorm also caused power outages in some areas of the city, leaving residents without electricity for several hours. The Fresno County Office of Emergency Services issued a warning to residents, advising them to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel.
The unexpected hailstorm was a surprise to many, as such events are more common in California during the winter months. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning shortly before the storm hit.
Despite the disruption caused by the hailstorm, many Fresno residents shared photos and videos of the event on social media, describing it as a “winter wonderland” in the middle of spring.
While California is known for its beautiful weather, the sudden hailstorm in Fresno serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of weather and the importance of being prepared for unexpected events.