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.


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


April 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak – relive the outbreak in video

RELATED: Videos of the Violent EF4 and EF5 Tornadoes on April 27, 2011

The April 2011 super Tornado outbreak was one of the biggest, deadliest and most destructive severe weather and Tornado outbreaks in the U.S. Suffice to say some of a handful of the Tornadoes that touched down during the outbreak struck heavily populated areas.

Regardless of alerts well in advance and short term warnings, the Tornadoes/storms killed three hundred and twenty one people and injured almost three thousand people, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA – Storm prediction Center – SPC).

Nearly three hundred and fifty Tornadoes touched down in around of the south, Midwest and northeast states of the U.S. A majority of the Tornadoes that touched down during the April 2011 super outbreak happened on the 27th April, according to the National Weather Service.

The most destructive Tornado, a multiple-vortex EF-4 Tornado, which took the lives of sixty five people and injured more than one thousand people alone swept through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama during the afternoon/evening on the 27th April.

Suffice to say, within a matter of minutes, ten per cent of Tuscaloosa was destroyed and more than one thousand six hundred people were left homeless – including the students of University of Alabama. It has to be said, the above mentioned Tornado was one point five miles wide with winds of one hundred and ninety miles per hour. 

The Tornado was on the ground for more than eighty miles.

It has to be stated: The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Tornado went onto to spawn other Tornadoes that “skipped” along a three hundred and eighty mile long path from Mississippi to North Carolina.

Three EF-5 Tornadoes, twelve EF-4 Tornadoes and twenty one EF-3 Tornadoes struck during the April 2011 super Tornado outbreak. Some of the violent storms coincided areas that were hit with severe weather and Tornadoes earlier in the month. April 2011 was a busy month!

A destructive and deadly Tornado outbreak took place on the 14th – 16th April, when one hundred and seventy eight Tornadoes touched down and resulted in the deaths of almost fourty people across parts of the Plains, south and eastern seaboard.

In closing, April 2011 saw a record seven hundred and fifty Tornadoes strike the U.S, according to the SPC – records go back to 1950.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it, now relive the April 2011 super outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.

Find an extensive video playlist of the Hackleburg/Phil Campbell EF5 Tornado below.

Furthermore, TV coverage and documentaries in regards to this outbreak can be found below.

UPDATE: A reader brought it to our attention that Smithville, Mississippi was struck by an EF-5 Tornado on the 27th April 2011 – watch two videos of the Tornado below.


This is absolutely frightening! The sound of a Tornado

There isn’t much to see in the video, however the audio tells the story. Captured in the video is the sound of a Tornado – watch/listen in the video below.

Spine chilling!

We’re going to turn it over to Season of the Storm’s Adam Lucio to explain the video.

Here is chilling video from our previous post, shot by Adam two years ago today. If you can listen past the wind noise in the camera, you will hear what sounds like a waterfall wooshing sound.

That is actually a violent, EF-4 tornado approaching them in the distance. Storm chasing at night can be especially dangerous. It is one thing to be able to see the tornado and gauge its movement, it’s another to only hear it.

Adam, along with fellow storm chaser Stephen Jones, begin to second guess their position and have to make a quick decision to bail or stand their ground. There isn’t much to see in the video, but the audio tells the story!”

In case you’re wondering, Season of the Storm is a new documentary series that brings the real life of storm chasing to the screen.

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The Pain of Storm Chasing – video presentation by Mike Olbinski

It’s a fascinating (video) presentation and it’s something a little different for Tornado Videos.

Alongside a handful of storm chasers* (including himself), photographer and filmmaker Mike Olbinski talks about the pain of storm chasing.

*Chasers include: Pecos Hank, John Sirlin, Daniel Shaw, Brett Wright and a handful of more.

So without further ado, please enjoy Olbinski’s presentation in the video below.

If you’re a storm chaser watching/reading this, share your own painful chasing memories in the comments section below.  

If you’re not a storm chaser and enjoyed the presentation, let us know in the comment section below.