WATCH: Softball-Sized Hail Pounds Texas Storm Chasers

04/27/2015 01:07 pm ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

Storm chasers Spencer Basoco and Lawrence McEwen found their windshield was no match for the giant hail falling near Stephenville, Texas, on Sunday.

“This is the biggest hail I've ever seen," one of the men says in the video, after several hailstones crack their windshield. Right on cue, another strike smashes the glass, sending shards into the vehicle.

The pieces of hail were five to six inches across and "bigger than softballs and grapefruits," he estimated.

Sunday's storm also brought heavy rains and power outages to parts of Texas. Several buildings were damaged, but no injuries were reported. A mile-wide tornado also touched down late in the day.

Storm chasing can be dangerous, and even deadly, and is best left to trained experts. Storm spotting is an alternative, and the National Weather Service offers free training through its SKYWARN program.

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