Three Storm Chasers Killed While Chasing Tornado in Oklahoma

TWISTEX Storm Chasing Team

TWISTEX Storm Chasing Team

Yesterday, we shared a video of storm chasers who were caught in the middle of Friday’s tornado in Union City, Oklahoma. They closely escaped.

Sadly, though, three storm chasers of the TWISTEX storm chasing team were caught in the tornado near El Reno, Oklahoma and lost their lives. [Read more...]

Storm Chasers Capture Video of First 10 Minutes of the Moore EF5 Tornado

Storm chasers Justin Cox and Chance Coldiron were just a few hundred yards away when the massive tornado that eventually struck Moore, Oklahoma first touched down. They captured the first 10 minutes of the tornado as it grew to a massive size and watched it cross the interstate just in front of them.

They appeared to be directly in touch with the local radio station in an effort to warn Moore residents of the tornado’s projected path and vicious intensity.

Major kudos to Justin and Chance for sticking in there to capture such amazing footage while keeping residents in the loop.

Guy Sticks a Smartphone Outside a Storm Shelter, Gets Up Close Footage of Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

Charles Gafford took cover in his storm shelter as the massive tornado passed through Moore, Oklahoma. As the tornado approached his neighborhood, he stuck his smartphone outside of the shelter and captured some pretty stunning, close-range footage.

Before the first person complains, yes, he shot it vertically. And, yes, that’s normally frowned upon. However, I think we can all give Charles a free pass since he had the most powerful tornado on record coming right at him.

Below is a video of what Charles’ neighborhood looked like after the tornado passed and he emerged from his storm shelter. [Read more...]

Timelapse and Videos of Moore, OK Tornado

The massive tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma yesterday left a wake of destruction in its path. The sheer vastness of the tornado is hard to comprehend.

The above timelapse video from NBC news shows a glimpse of the scale and destructive power of the tornado as it moved through Moore, Oklahoma during its 40-minute span on the ground. [Read more...]