Tornado Intercept Vehicle Hit by Kansas Twister
While most people seek shelter when a violent wedge tornado is coming, these guys try to get inside of it. This time, it worked.
Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers drove into the tornado in Kansas on Memorial Day. Wind speeds were 150 to 175 EF3 to EF4 before the tornado ripped the instruments off the top of the TIV.
According to his Discovery bio webpage, filmmaker Sean’s ultimate goal is to get footage from a one-of-a-kind tornado. Perhaps, yesterday, he captured the shot he was looking for.
Pretty sure this will be part of the next IMAX production of Storm Chasers.