June 4, 2013

Deadly close range: Video shows Storm Chasers caught in powerful Oklahoma Tornado - June 2013

A dramatic video of a tornado near Oklahoma City on Friday shows a group of storm chasers racing to escape the twister.

In the video, Oklahoma University meteorology student Brandon Sullivan and fellow storm chaser Brett Wright speed down a rural road dangerously close to one of the 17 tornadoes reported in the Midwest on May 31, 2013.

Brett and Brandon got extremely close to a violent tornadic circulation that produced multiple tornadoes in very close range.

The team was hit by inflow jet winds into the tornado and their vehicle received damage as a barn was completely destroyed. A hay bale came barreling across the road and was tossed into their car.

The team is very fortunate to live to chase another day.

Incredible storm chaser traffic prevented an escape from the tornado like normal..

There have been fatalities with this tornado. The team's thoughts go out to those affected! This was the same tornado that killed fellow storm chasers.

 

source: huffingtonpost

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