Incredible Tornado Footage!

Let’s take a look at some INSANE tornado footage from around the world! Why? Because SCIENCE! Here are 3 super exciting movies taken at ground zero:

#1 “Security Cam Catches Tornado Hitting Parking Lot”

Video Source: YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-Rz8iR1IGY

I’ve watched a lot of videos of tornados ripping through the built environment and what it would seem is that if you have absolutely no other form of shelter – the ideal shelter being a wine cellar – a car is the next best thing. In this awesome science video, a tornado tears through a parking lot, playfully battering the cars as it goes. While the rain “falls” horizontally and debris flies by faster than Britney Spears’ divorce proceedings, the wind never actually picks up a car and flings it as you might expect (or want, if you’re slightly sadistic like me.)

#2 “Amazing Tornado Footage”

Video Source: YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMsUQGL7j5Q

A news report from a Kentucky TV news station shows video footage gathered during a tornado in the town of West Liberty. The evidence left in the aftermath is chilling as heavy wooden beams are left sticking out of solid walls like flakey bars out of a soft serve ice-cream.

#3 “Crazy Guy Runs into Outback Tornado to Take Selfie”

Video Source: YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7aRR86VfTY

Your perfectly stereotyped outback Australian takes a picture with a raging column of air known locally as a “Willy-willy” and in South Africa as a “dust devil.” I suppose it could fairly be called a tornado, although it was probably an F0 or F1 at best.

I wonder if Jason liked his selfie…?

Author: Thea Beckman

Domain Eukarya, kingdom Animalia (Metazoa), phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Hominidae, genus Homo, species Homo sapiens, subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens... essentially. I have a Master's Degree in Atmospheric science, which doesn't entitle me to be generous with my opinion, but my sense of self importance does! I love writing, I love science, I love reading, but I'm not nuts about long walks on the beach. Short to medium walks are preferable. This is my blog and I have something important to say: https://whybecausescience.wordpress.com/

9 thoughts on “Incredible Tornado Footage!”

  1. #3 just made me involuntarily try to breathe coffee through my nose (helpful tip: one should not try to breathe coffee through one’s nose). His utter joy and complete lack of fear in this moment is bloody contagious!

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