Up close view of a powerful nader! Kansas residents mounted GoPro on fence post ahead of EF-4 Tornado

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand in the path of a powerful Tornado, in this case an EF-4? Well now’s your chance. 

Kansas (KS) residents captured an approximation of that when they mounted/secured a GoPro camera on a fence post before a powerful Tornado swept through the northeastern part of the KS. 

Posted on the Flatlanders Facebook page, the video (which can be watched below) shows an up close and personal view of the EF-4 Tornado that struck the areas of Lawrence and Linwood on the 28th May.

The KS residents of which posted the video on Facebook said their home was damaged significantly by the Tornado, with a truck flipped and thrown fifty yards!

According to The Wichita Eagle, the GoPro was found one hundred yards from where it was mounted/secured. Below, find more relating photos and videos from Flatlanders.


Violent rain-wrapped Tornado captured on camera in Lawrence, Kansas

This is the Tornado that went onto cause significant damage in Linwood, Kansas.

A violent rain-wrapped Tornado has been captured on camera in Lawrence, Kansas – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Gerard Jebaily on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, May 28th.

However WFLA’s news anchor, Josh Benson posted the video on his official Facebook page. Find more videos of the Tornado below.

Even though the Tornado passed south of the city, it still caused extensive damage to property on the outskirts of Lawrence – photo gallery/video of damage can be found below.

RELATED: At least 12 injured, widespread damage reported after tornado hits Lawrence, Linwood

Rocket with weather sensor launched into wedge Tornado

Dorothy, she’s flying baby! Look at that! Knowing Reed and the type of guy he is! He’s going to be on Cloud nine!

Team Dominator DOMINATED! In the videos below, watch the moment a rocket with a weather sensor (attached) is launched into a wedge Tornado.

The following video was then posted after the above ones, shows one of the team receiving meteorological data from the sensor inside the Tornado1.

Preliminary data indicates that the Tornado lofted the rocket sensor ten thousand meters or thirty thousand feet in a matter of minutes.

We’re not going to explain anymore, just enjoy the excitement that’s within The Dominator.

1: The Tornado in question is that of the one that struck Lawrence, Linwood, Kansas – the probe was launched just south of Lawrence.  

How did the team celebrate after a successful day you ask? They went to Applebee’s! Great choice!

Photo credit: @ChasinSpin

We’ve covered the Linwood, Kansas Tornado, we will be producing an article on the Lawrence, Kansas Tornado in due course.