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Storm chasing video

Ever wondered what it would be like to go storm chasing across Tornado Alley?  Well, I signed up with the UK’s only storm chasing company ‘Netweather’ and ventured across the Atlantic in search of these mesmerising, yet ferocious storms.  As a meteorologist I love studying the formation and development of clouds, from the cute fluffy ones (cumulus) to the voluptuous mammatus clouds.  I had never seen a tornado before and had no idea if I would be fascinated, frightened or both.  Here’s the first installment of my adventure…

 

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Tornado number 4

We found another tornado yesterday, near Graham, in Texas. With the sun lighting it up from behind it was beautiful, but still incredibly dangerous. We’re now in Kansas watching for new ones to develop. Seems there’s quite a big risk today. In fact a 50 per cent risk of 2 or more tornadoes in this area alone. And loads of other storm chasers out on the same trail as us, stalking the prey.

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