By Alicia Bridges, CBC News, June 5, 2017
Storm pelted city with hailstones, some as big as loonies and Ping-Pong balls
Saskatchewan Government Insurance has received about 2,200 claims for vehicle damage caused by a hailstorm that pelted some parts of Saskatoon with pellets as big as Ping-Pong balls on Friday.
The storm, which lasted several minutes, hit some parts of the city harder than others. Smaller pellets were reported downtown compared with the loonie-sized chunks of ice that fell on the Willowgrove area.
“Generally, we’re not seeing a ton of windshield damage; it’s largely to the body of the car, that cosmetic damage,” said SGI media relations manager Tyler McMurchy.