Video: riding around w/ Tornado Alley storm chasers at Discovery Place
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by Justin Ruckman
Have you seen Tornado Alley in IMAX at Discovery Place yet? Why the heck not?! These guys drive a home-made tank, the “Tornado Intercept Vehicle” or TIV, into the middle of some of the biggest cyclones the midwest has to offer, and film it all on IMAX.
We got a chance to talk with producer/filmmaker/TIV-designer Sean Casey, and ride around w/ TIV driver Marcus Gutierrez. These are some of the coolest guys you could meet.
Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) from WCNC rode along with us as well, and talked about some storm chasing he’ll be doing this summer.
Check out the interview above, and watch the trailer for Tornado Alley if you haven’t already seen it, below.
Tickets are $8 or less at Discovery place, and the film is playing through the end of May.
Want two free tickets?
Tell us your scariest storm story in the comments. We’ll decide the best story by 10pm tonight.