Over the past week (May 20-27, 2013), we have seen many intense videos of large tornadoes on the ground. Out of all of the videos we have seen, I think these four videos rank as the most amazing. Two of these videos are not from the U.S. Central Plains, and in fact, one of them is not even in the United States. It’s a reminder that, while tornadoes are most common in the U.S. Central Plains, they can impact anyone on most parts of the globe. Also, as you watch this footage, please remember two things you should always do when it comes to capturing tornadoes on film. You should always go to your safe spot and avoid filming the storm, if you are in harms way. You should always keep your path of travel from intersecting that of a tornado!
This first video was recorded in Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys on May 22, 2013. In this video, WaterspoutVideo.com was there documenting the event from the inside of the waterspout. Amazing footage!
Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey got inside of a violent wedge tornado today. Brandon shot this insane footage of the TIV2 (tornado intercept vehicle) inside of a violent wedge tornado northeast of Smith Center, Kansas over eastern Smith County.
Matt Daniel is weekend Meteorologist for 13WMAZ (CBS) in Macon, Georgia, and founder of the blog Athens GA Weather. He's a self-described "big weather and music geek" and has produced weather content for CNN, MSN Weather and EarthSky. He has a passion for helping to keep people safe when severe weather strikes and says if you don't have a NOAA Weather Radio ... you should get one.