Baseball-sized hail stones battered Texas on Monday, smashing windows, cars, and buildings.
Footage shared by people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Wylie and Denton showed astonishing clumps of ice bigger than an adult hand that fell during one of the worst storms the region has seen in months.
It all appeared to come from an ominous-looking green shelf cloud, which shone a luminous glow over northern Texas.
The damage drove officials in Wylie, which is 10 miles east of Plano, to close all schools on Tuesday.
Damage: This house is one of many houses left completely shattered by the intense ice clumps
Nightmare: Adrian Correa pictured with his semi-collapsed car. His eight-month-old girl was in the car when hail sent glass flying into the back seat, leaving her with scratches, as they drove near Wylie, he told WFAA
Footage shared by people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Wylie and Denton showed astonishing clumps of ice bigger than an adult hand that fell during one of the worst storms the region has seen in months
One picture shared online showed how every window in a large three-story family home had been smashed by the hail stones.
A video taken by a resident in Wylie showed hail stones pummeling his swimming pool, sending water flying.
One young couple and their eight-month-old checked themselves into hospital after their car was battered and the windows shattered as they drove from one city to another.
Sara Correa told WFAA.com that the weather seemed fine as she, her husband, and baby Addison set off in their car.
Addison survived with a couple of minor scrapes, but they took her to hospital as a precaution.
Another driver, Tanner Kasper, told the network he stopped his car and hid under his jacket to protect himself from the glass as they stormed dragged on for minutes.
The storm traveled east from north Texas, even hitting counties bordering Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Atoka, Oklahoma, saw baseball-sized hailstones on Monday.
A suspected lightning bolt struck a church in El Dorado, Arkansas. A woman died in Mountainburg, Arkansas, after losing control of her car in the storm.
Lightning also struck Birmingham, Alabama.
The thunderstorms show no sign of letting up on Tueday, with large hail, flooding, severe winds and a possible tornado forecast to hit the southern Texas cities of San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston.