Awesome Tornado Buzz Video

The internet is a-buzz with the latest video of the inside of a tornado captured by Weather Channel storm chasers. In a classic “right place at the right time” moment in a remote region in Wyoming, meteorologist Mike Bettes caught the dramatic footage on tape. For anyone who has ever watched tornado chasing videos, you would know it’s not as easy as it was portrayed in the 1996 movie, “Twister”, starring Helen Hunt. Storm chasers spend years trying to capture the best footage possible, and never get as close as they wish, due to the obvious difficulties of a fast-moving vortex of wind, debris and terror. However, in this “chance of a lifetime” as Bettes called it, in a serendipitous moment of timing, the twister tilted sideways as it was forming and his cameras were in the right place to see inside the center of the top of the tornado and capture the scene. As far as he knows, no one has been able to catch this incredible view of a twister. Just another reason why our small consumers cameras can go anywhere and capture anything nowadays. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz would have been impressed.

Check it out: Wyoming Twister

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Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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