Photogenic Tornado captured on camera near Allen, South Dakota

RELATED: Photogenic Tornado captured on camera near Martin, South Dakota

This video really illustrates the rotation on this stationary Tornado. A photogenic Tornado has been captured on camera near Allen, South Dakota – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by OST Emergency Management on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 29th June.

Find more videos of the Tornado near the town of Allen – (in/around the area) below.

The below live video shows the initial touch down, touch down and a fully condensed funnel. It’s a long watch, but a worthy one.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of South Dakota here.

Photogenic Tornado captured on camera near Martin, South Dakota

MIC DROP! Video of the year. This nader is so quiet, so majestic.

A photogenic Tornado has been captured on camera near Martin, South Dakota – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Amie Kuxhaus on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 29th June.

Find more videos of the Tornado near the city of Martin (in/around the area) below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of South Dakota here.

Cone Tornado captured on camera in central Montana

A cone Tornado has been captured on camera in central Montana – on the foothills of the Little Belt Mountains to be precise – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Lyman Gillen

The photo was captured by Lyman Gillen on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 27th June.

However, the National Weather Service office in Billings, Montana posted the photo on their official Facebook account. Find more photos of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Ron Teig 

RELATED: Tornado touches down in central Montana

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Montana here. This state has the perfect scenery for the photogenic nader!

Bus driver jumps into action just before the Dayton, OH Tornado struck

THIS MAN SAVED LIVES! WHAT A HERO!

Greater Dayton RTA driver, David Dancer quickly acted to get passengers and fellow staff employees to safety as the EF-4 Tornado approached the Northwest Hub Transit Center on May 27th 2019.

The surveillance camera (SC) of the bus involved in the Tornadic event caught Dancer’s heroic act in full – watch in the SC footage below (a brief interview with Dancer will follow the SC footage).

The video was posted on the official YouTube account of Greater Dayton RTA.

That night, the Dayton region of Ohio was devastated by a number of Tornadoes. You can read our coverage on the EF-4 Dayton, Ohio Tornado here. Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Ohio here.

New video shows the moment a Tornado struck the Moors Resort and Marina on Kentucky Lake

Caught on surveillance camera! In the video, you will see boaters dock just feet away.

Kentucky Lake is a major navigable reservoir along the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Tennessee, just in case you didn’t know.

In the surveillance camera video below, watch the moment a Tornado struck the Moors Resort and Marina on Kentucky Lake.

As you can probably guess, the surveillance camera that captured the footage was owned and operated by Moors Resort and Marina.

A handful of photos of the damage caused by the Tornado can be found below.

Photo credit: Kentucky Lake – KentuckyLake.com
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Photo credit: Kentucky Lake – KentuckyLake.com
Photo credit: Kentucky Lake – KentuckyLake.com

Find more photos here.

The recently-rated EF-1 Tornado struck the Marina this past Sunday, 23rd June. Find more of our articles that have struck the state of Kentucky here.

RELATED: Video shows Kentucky marina get hit by Tornado as boaters dock just feet away

Funnel cloud captured on camera in Richmond, Kentucky

We can’t quite tell if there is ground circulation, so we’re going with funnel. A funnel cloud has been captured on camera in Richmond, Kentucky – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Clark Freeman on the day funnel appeared – yesterday, 24th June. However, WBON TV posted the video on their official Facebook account.

Find more video of the funnel below.

Photo credit: TBC

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes, funnels etc that have struck the state of Kentucky here.

Tornado captured on camera in Charleston, West Virginia

The above feature photo was captured by Mykal Leist as the Tornado hit the Southridge area of Charleston, West Virginia…

…Sams Club at South Ridge Plaza is where the photo was captured to be precise.

That’s a nader on a mountain! A Tornado has been captured on camera in Charleston, West Virginia – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Missy Richmond on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 24th June. However, John Fitzpatrick posted the video on his Facebook account.

Find more video relating to the Tornado below.

Suffice to say this Tornado produced damage in the area – see in the photos below.

On an unrelated note! Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Virginia here.

Police say Storm/Tornado enthusiast stabbed girlfriend and two dogs before burying her in garden

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the family of Kaylynn Blue.

The news comes out of Idaho Falls – the storm/Tornado enthusiast has been charged with first-degree murder. The body of a women stabbed to death and buried in her backyard was recovered during the late hours of yesterday afternoon.

Kaylynn Blue, who was thirty three was murdered sometime between late Saturday/early Sunday morning, according to Idaho Falls Police (IFP) Chief Bryce Johnso. Phillip Schwab, is accused of the crime and has been booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

Photo credit: Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

Police were led to the house of Blue’s Monday morning after she had not shown up to work for two days. Co-workers contacted her family members in which they contacted IFP asking for a welfare check.

Officers went to the home and Schwab answered the door. He then led police to the garden where Blue was buried in a shallow grave in a flower patch, according to the IPF Chief. Schwab was taken into custody and spoke to detectives most of that day.

According to the IPF Chief, Schwab stabbed Blue multiple times inside the home and then took her body to the backyard. Later on that day, he’s accused of stabbing two dogs in the garage and putting them in a rubbish bag. A motive is unclear at this time.

We highly recommend that you read the below two articles on the incident.

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Twis-tacular watch! The making of Twister and more!

We absolutely love writing about the 1996 blockbuster! In the video below, watch a significant featurette which focuses on the making of Twister.

Like what you watched above? Well, here’s another one for you. In the video below, watch a short featurette which focuses on the production of the Tornadoes in Twister.

WE PARTICULARLY LOVE THE ABOVE FEATURETTE.

Finally! No words needed! In the video below, watch a lengthy featurette called, ‘Chasing the Storm: Twister Revisited’.

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Damaging Tornado captured on camera in South Bend, Indiana

The Tornado moved through the south side of South Bend, Indiana.

That’s one large nader! A damaging Tornado has been captured on camera in South Bend, Indiana – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Bruce Wukovits on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday evening, 23rd June.

However, Live Storm Chasers posted the video on their official Facebook account. Find more videos and photos of the Tornado below.

As the title suggests, this Tornado was a damaging one. Find damage caused by this Tornado in the photos and video below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Indiana here

Night-time Tornado captured on camera near Goodnight, Texas

A damaging night-time Tornado has been captured on camera near Goodnight, Texas – north of Highway 287 to be precise – see in the images aka screen grabs below.

The screen grabs were captured by Jeff Piotrowski.

We can assume that Piotrowski captured these screenshots after reviewing his livestream of the Tornado which touched down last night – 22nd June.

Watch the above mentioned live stream below.

We have to mention this Tornado has produced damage – see in the photos below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Texas here.

This parody of an iconic scene from Twister is a brilliant watch

Produced by OKP Films.

The scene in question is called, ‘Hail on the Hill’. In the video below, watch a brilliant parody of an iconic scene from the 1996 blockbuster, Twister.

It’s a male on male situation! You can watch the original scene below.

No other words needed apart from this… Like what you watched above? Let us know in the comments below.

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Fifteen things you might not know about Twister

Twenty three years ago on the 10th May (last month), 1996 summer blockbuster, Twister premiered in movie theaters/cinemas. A trailer for the film can be watched below.

With that being said, here’s a look at fifteen things you might know about Twister – listed below.

Twister was the first film on DVD: Way before the tech-film enthusiast knew what a DVD was, Twister was being pressed onto the format. On March 25th 1997, Twister was the first-ever cinematic release on DVD. However, a teaser trailer and cast bios were the only special features included on it.

Twister was the last film on HD-DVD: Best way to go! Having paved the way for the DVD format, Twister would prove to be the swan song for its HD counterpart. The HD-DVD version of Twister was released in 2008. However, this would be the last cinematic release on the format. HD-DVD lost the battle to Blu-Ray

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton were blinded: This was something we didn’t even though! Suffice to say the stars of Twisters suffered for their work. The duo were temporarily blinded by bright electronic lamps used to reduce the exposure and had to wear specific glasses in order to recover.  Hunt and Paxton had to have hepatitis injections after filming in a particularly unsanitary ditch1. Also! Hunt was reportedly left concussed after hitting her head in a stunt.

1: Referring to the scene which you can watch in full below.

The script of Twister was improved aka tidied up by the man behind Marvel Avengers films, Joss Whedon: Whedon, the man behind the Avengers films and more, also had a hand in Twister… However, he didn’t receive an official credit for his efforts. Whedon was brought in twice in order to improve aka tidy up the script.

The original crew of Twister revolted: This one shocked us when we discovered this. Suffice to suggest that there was much drama off screen as there was on the screen. Approxminetly five weeks into filming, the crew of Twister left the set in protest of director Jan De Bont’s handling of the shoot, which included him knocking over a camera assistant…Why did he do that? Reportedly the camera assistant missed a cue. Replacement cinematographer Jack N. Green also suffered…How? A hydraulic house programmed to collapse was mistakenly activated with him inside it. Ouch! We’re definitely going to read up more that particular incident.

Twister was recognised at both the Oscars and the Razzies: It’s no surprise that Twister’s technical team were recognised at the Oscars, picking up nominations for both Best Visual Effects and Best Sound. Actress Jami Gertz and writers Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin weren’t so celebrated to say the least. Gertz picked up a Razzie nod for Worst Supporting Actress, the writers picked up the Razzie for Worst Written Films grossing over one hundred million dollars.

Twister became the source of an urban legend: In 1996, an Ontario, Canada drive-in movie theatre was destroyed by a Tornado just hours before it was due to screen Twister. Ooo eh! This above mentioned event got twisted into an urban legend in which the movie movie theatre was playing the film at the same time the Tornado struck.

The sound effects in Twister came from an interesting library: Suffice to say the flying cow is one of the most reconisgeable images from Twister, HOWEVER this wasn’t the only time that animals were used during the production. The sounds of rumbling thunder and roaring winds that you hear in the film were natural but not the natural you think…The sounds that you hear are that of animals, including a camel’s moan slowed down and play backwards.

Image credit: Tornado Videos

The tagline for Twister was nearly ‘It sucks’: The producers of Twister initially had the tagline ‘It sucks’ in mind for the film. However, realising that a tagline like that may give the film’s critics more ammunition than they needed. Thankfully, the producers changed it to ‘the dark side of nature’.

Simple heading this time, life imitated art: Fourteen years after Twister’s release, a real Tornado struck the farmhouse where several scenes were filmed. The owner of the property, an ex-Oklahoma state senator later commented on how much the Tornado “echoed” the one in the film.

The trailer for Twister contains a shot not in the film: We’ll let you try and work out which one it is, let us know which shot you think it is in the comments.

Twister was the second highest-grossing film of 1996: 1996 saw the release of 101 Dalmations, The Rock and the first Mission Impossible. So… Suffice to say it’s impressive that Twister managed to outgross them all with a tally of almost five hundred million dollars. HUGE NUMBERS! However, that number still diminishes to the one film that did beat Twister at the box-office in 1996 – Independence Day (eight hundred and seventeen million dollars).

OH NUTS! Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s genitals made an appearance in Twister: According to reports, the cinematic release of Twister showed Phillip Seymour Hoffman accidentally expose his genitals for a split second in the scene in which he sits on a lawn chair and lifts his leg in the air. Producers of Twister were made aware of the error, the flash of Hoffman’s genitals was edited out of both the VHS and DVD releases.

Resource credit: Entertainment Tonight

There are several hidden film references in Twister: The oil truck that is seen flying around in the last scene of the film bears the same name2 as the company in James Cameron’s underwater film, The Abyss.  

2: ‘Benthic Petroleum’ in case you can’t remember.

Of course! We can’t forget ‘Dorothy’. You can find out more on Dorothy here, however Dorothy is same name as the leading character in The Wizard of Oz (TWOO). Suffice to suggest this isn’t the only time TWOO is referenced in Twister.

In Twister’s opening scene, the dog you see with Young Jo is the same breed3 as Toto in TWOO. Also, just before the Tornado hits her house, Aunt Meg is watching classic Judy Garland classic.

3: Cairn Terrier in case you can’t remember or didn’t know.

Twister features two cast members who would later appear on LOST: Viewers of LOST may already know that two Twister cast members would later show up on the island… Sean Whalen, who play Rabbit’s driver Alan, would appear on the show as plane crash survivor, Frogurt in three episodes. Jeremy Davies, who played Laurence in Twister, would appear on LOST as Dr. Daniel Faraday. It would appear his was a significant role.

Find more interesting, Twister-related articles below.

Large Tornado captured on camera near Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Northeast of Wabasso, Minnesota!

That’s a pretty significant cone nader! A large Tornado has been captured on camera near Redwood Falls, Minnesota – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Jeremiah Frasher on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 20th June.

However, Live Storm Chasers’ posted the video on their official Facebook account. Find more videos and photos of the Tornado below. 

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Minnesota here.

Weak brief Tornado captured on camera near Salem, Illinois

Suffice to say it was a quick nader! A weak brief Tornado has been captured on camera near Salem, Illinois – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Reath Kameron Branson on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 19th June. Branson posted the video on his Facebook account.

Find another video of the Tornado below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Illinois here.

Australian storm chaser died this morning following traffic accident in Kansas

We will not be reporting specifics regarding this accident.

Australian storm chaser and world renowned photographer, Dale Sharpe died this morning following a traffic accident in Kansas.

The news of Sharpe’s death was revealed in a post on DK Photography’s Facebook page – read in full in the Facebook post below.

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the Dale Sharpe’s family, friends and colleagues at this time. The storm chasing community has lost a truly dedicated chaser!

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHASER #5 – BILL KRANSKI OF TWISTED EXPECTATIONS STORM CHASING

Please enjoy our interview with Bill Kranski of Twisted Expectations Storm Chasing.

What first got you interested in Tornadoes?

I first became interested in chasing tornadoes when I heard my first tornado siren go off as a young kid.  Like many other chasers, instead of going to the basement for shelter, I would go outside to look.

That day I did not see a tornado, but it was enough to send chills down my spine and really perked my interest. That was a day I knew for sure that I wanted to see a tornado in person.

How did you become interested in storm chasing?

I have always had a passion for anything weather related, and nature related, from a very young age I would go from window to window giving my mom constant updates as to what the clouds were doing.

This passion would continue all the way into adulthood when I would try to photograph lightning strikes, wall clouds, or any other cool looking clouds. Then the movie Twister came out and that really perked my interest that people actually go out and look at storms.

At first, I thought it was just a weird hobby that I had picked up and didn’t really ever see anyone doing what I was doing, at least not in my little area of Western Wisconsin.

How did you get into chasing?

I chased locally and regionally when I was a teenager and early on in adulthood. Back then it was a lot harder, you would look at radar data via dial-up internet and then decide to go chase a local area.

I never had radar data in the vehicle, just me, my car and a camera.  Then I really slowed down on chasing when I had a kid; I had a lot more responsibilities, and between work and raising a child I never made the time to go chasing.

Then as my child was getting older, he started showing some interest in it, and he was also getting old enough where I felt ok to get back into chasing. Plus, I also have an amazing girlfriend that would watch my son before he was old enough to stay by himself.

That was enough to really get me active in the chasing community. I started watching a lot of great videos, went to storm spotting class, and got first aid and CPR certified. Then I really got active again, eventually forming a team with Steven Solie, Twisted expectations, which we currently have six members on our team.

How long have you been chasing?

I have been chasing on and off for twenty five plus years. In the last 3 years I have become more active, but I started when I could first drive, unless you count going from window to window as chasing.

Why do you chase? Do you do it for fun or do you have a purpose?

I think seeing the amazing things that mother nature does is astonishing, anything from sunrises, to sunsets, tornadoes, snowstorms, lightning, squall lines, great landscapes of our country and everything in the middle is just one of the many reasons.

I also chase because I feel like if I am spotting and can get people five, ten, fifteen minutes more warning time, it could save lives. Radars work great, but there is still a lot that radars cannot see and that is why spotting and chasing is so important still.

Plus, the more people that are certified to help with injured people the better in my opinion as they may be the first person on a scene, and you could possibly be the difference in helping someone survive or not.

It’s suffice to say you must have been in some close calls. Have you ever been hit?

I have been in the outer circulation one time while chasing.  This is definitely not where anyone wants to be, but never in the main part of the tornado.

So, the question is. How close have you got?

This year while in Missouri on the Carl Junction tornado, I was working in from the western side of the storm, and we had just got done driving through an area with quite a bit of tree damage and also debris still in the air (small of course).

That’s when I noticed something very strange happening, along with all the wind, I was watching the front of my car and the rain actually started to be pulled up from under both sides of the vehicle, which is when I knew I was too close.

I pulled over and after reviewing my three sixty footage, I could see that what I was driving into at the time was a huge rotation and figured out for sure I was too close.  Another time I was too close, I had some very strong winds, just after a tornado had hit, and it was bending power poles quite a bit.

Last question we have to ask… Do you ever fear for your life?

There were only two times I have felt in danger while chasing, first time was when I had my son with and storms were moving north-northeast at fifty five-sixty miles per hour, we were north of Holmen, WI and I noticed a bear’s cage structure headed straight towards us. 

Which in a great road network is not as bad, you can pick an east road or a south road, but here in Western Wisconsin we have hills, curvy roads and lots of trees. I picked an east-northeast escape route knowing the storm was moving more north, well it took a right turn and kept heading straight toward us as we were trying to get out of the way, going through river valleys, wooded areas and lots of hills.

In the back of my mind I was thinking that I better not harm my son, my family would never let me down for this. The other time was when the telephone poles were bending over so much and there was no visibility on a gravel road, also with trees on the side, maybe not as scary as the time with my son but was enough for me to rethink how I chase. I studied more and started researching areas better before chasing.

This led me to take better routes and live to chase another day.

Thanks to Bill for taking the time out to talk to us. Links for Twisted Expectations Storm Chasing’s website, Facebook and other social media outlets can be found below.

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Reported strong Tornado causes extensive damage in Greenville, Texas

Update: According to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, Texas, the damage caused in the town of Greenville was caused by straight-line-winds and not a Tornado.

Original post: There is extensive damage in the town of Greenville, Texas following a reported strong Tornado that struck last night. It’s also been reported that it was rain-wrapped.

The reported Tornado swept through the town just before 6:00pm, causing extensive damage to buildings (churches1), leaving a trail of downed trees and power lines.

1: It’s suffice to suggest a number of churches were having services or bible study last night. This was the situation at Highland Terrace Baptist Church on the outskirts of the town. Families were gathered with their pastors in the church when a portion of the roof was ripped off by the reported Tornado.

Photo gallery of damage caused can be found below.

As the photo gallery above illustrates, multiple buildings downtown Greenville suffered extensive damage. Initial reports suggested the downtown area was the hardest hit.

Video of the damage caused by this reported Tornado in the downtown area can be found below.

Multiple law enforcement agencies have been working together to keep some areas of the town blocked off that have downed power lines and polls.

The roof of one business was completely ripped off, ending up crumpled in the street. A classic car business had its glass windows blown out.

The initial call for first responders was significant, due to damage affecting such a densely populated area. There were no reports of serious injuries thankfully.

Should photos or video of the reported emerge, we will post them. Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Texas here.

19th June 2018 Prospect Valley, Colorado Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The above feature photo was captured by William T. Reid. Provided with permission.

We’re going to get straight to the videos for this particular Tornado. However, we highly recommend Silver Lining Tour’s blog on the Tornado.

In the videos below, relive the photogenic Prospect Valley, Colorado Tornado that struck on the 19th June 2018.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Colorado here.