Weird Vehicle Traveling by the weather station and Chili’s

by admin on April 26, 2011

in Weather

Tornado Tracker Vehicle perhaps?
My brother was able to get a good picture of this weird looking vehicle driving through Tyler Texas. It isn’t a hummer but looking at the weird pipes sticking out of it I would say maybe it is a storm chaser vehicle that chases tornado’s?

There is also a 360 window view at the top of it but I can’t seem to find any holes for a military gun which makes me think it is a storm chaser?

I really have no clue what it is but does look like a mixture between a dually truck and a hummer of some kind but the answer still alludes me.

Later on during the day Tyler Texas and surrounding areas were deluged with quite a few tornados. Tyler Junior College (TJC) had several buildings destroyed by a tornado and UT Tyler was hit too.

The pictures below are courtesy of users who submitted pictures on the KLTV website.

East Texas Tornado

East Texas Hale Storm

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

TRH April 26, 2011 at 6:47 am

Yeah thats a storm chaser. It looks exactly like the ones featured on the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" program. It actually has anchors that hold it to the ground while tornados pass over it! They've been working on getting footage of the inside of a tornado! Very cool! Wish I'd seen it!


Angie April 26, 2011 at 10:37 am

I've seen these once in action on TV. I would love to see the inside of a tornado. I recently heard a survivor describe being inside one, and it was pretty much indescribable.


chrisk June 30, 2011 at 5:33 am

That is the TIV. Sean Caseys tornado intercept vehicle. The 360 degree top is for his imax camera. He spent many seasons filming 'tornado alley' for imax theatres in that. You can see him on discovery channels stormchasers. Filming is complete and the movie has been released this year.


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