On Sunday, a mile-wide, "extremely dangerous" tornado reached the ground in northern Texas and a goofy, brave, idiotic, amazing storm chaser was there to capture the scene.
"Oh my God!" the man shooting the video shouts while driving down a road being pelted with enormous hail. "I felt the wind from that on my head and I got it on camera. Oh my gosh, we've got softball-sized hail--"
And then the front windshield of his car is shattered by falling precipitation.
NBC News' M. Alex Johnson and Richie Duchon report:
The storm knocked out power to more than 30,000 people in Texas, according to online reports compiled from local power companies...
Johnson County Emergency Management reported that semi-trailer trucks had been overturned, roofs were blown off, and roads were flooded, according to The Weather Channel. The agency also reported damage around the Rio Vista area, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth said. It said crew would be assessing the scale of the damage on Monday.
Watch the video below: