Hailstorms and tornadoes hit southen China

Screen Shot 2013-03-31 at 12.18.40 AMgiant hailstones ChinaA violent hailstorm and associated tornado struck the southern Daoxian province in China killing a reported 24 people and injuring hundreds more. Hailstones up to 8cm in diameter punched holes through roof tiles and car windows. Tornadoes and hailstones are not uncommon in China as warm moist air interacts with dry cooler elevated air streaming across from the elevated regions of the Tibetan Plateau.