A bit of hail

OUCH! From Des Moines, Iowa station KCCI:
Runners Caught Outside As Hail Storm Hits
Four Grinnell College students out for a run Tuesday were caught outside in a hail storm and had to be taken to the hospital.

Pat Crawford told KCCI that she and her husband were driving near Grinnell when they found one of the students along the road.

"We saw right up here, there was a kid in the road looking like he was flagging things down. And you could tell he was a runner because he had the running shorts on, he was barefooted, and he looked pretty beat up," said Crawford.

The student told Crawford that he, another man and two women tried to hide in a ditch when the storm hit, but they were forced to seek shelter when the hail became too intense. They were also worried they might drown as water started flooding into the ditch.

"They thought it was a tornado, which a lot of us thought it was a tornado. So they laid in the ditch, which was a good idea but they were just getting the tar beat out of them and the ditches were filling with water, so they knew they couldn't stay there," said Crawford.
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Why yes, in fact, the weather there is actually trying to kill you... Very glad I live where I do. We get wind gusts and snow but nothing like this.

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