During the Spring of 2006, I traveled on the road chasing tornados for a show on the Discovery Channel called “Storm Chasers.” Click HERE for my series of entries from the road.
The chasers travel in a caravan of vehicles, and one of those vehicles, TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle), is built to outlast all types of severe weather. They can even drive it into the eye of the storm.
Below are some photographs of these chase vehicles, including TIV and DOW3, the main weather mobile that processes weather data, taken while we were docked in Denver, CO waiting for the weather to change patterns and form storms.
Above: The vehicles get worked on in the hangar, including TIV
Above: The front grill of TIV with an outline of a tornado for inspiration
Above: One of the weather instruments on the back of DOW.
Have you ever chased a tornado? Have these vehicles ever rolled into your town? Share your story with us!