Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside

Ever wanted to see a storm chaser driving straight into the path of a tornado to film what's inside? You're in luck — because we've got it right here.

Advertisement

The TornadoVideos.net team was able to get so close to this Goshen County, Wyoming tornado thanks in part to their hunkered down armored Storm Vehicle Research (SRV) 'Dominator' and its bubble-mounted rooftop camera.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Illustration for article titled Storm Chasers Drive Into Tornado, Film From Inside
Advertisement

In order to create this fortress on wheels they had to modify a 2007 Chevy Tahoe with bulletproof sheet metal and transparent lexan over the stock windows to protect them from flying debris as well as install a roll cage structure in case the vehicle rolled while collecting data. They claim that the goal of the Dominator is "not to drive into a tornado, but to collect scientific data." It seems with their latest video they've completely forgotten about their initial goals and we salute them for that. [Gizmodo via TornadoVideos]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

timtoolman
Timtoolman

And Twister was just on and I missed it.

Being in the thick of thins has to be exhilirating, but those guys need their heads examined. That car may be equipped to handle the wind, but if it rolls, they get hurt.