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Written by Heidi Farrar   
Saturday, 23 June 2012 05:33

6-22-12-tvnweatherAs the sun began to set last evening (June 22, 2012), TVN storm chasers Reed Timmer, Dick McGowan, Chris Chittick and Chad Cowan intercepted a violent tornado over country in extreme southwestern South Dakota! With the Dominator in the shop undergoing engine repairs, the crew was forced to chase without the protection of its Lexan windows. Massive hail (which Reed describes as the largest he has ever see) being driven by hurricane-force winds in the near-tornado environment blew out several windows on their vehicle as they remained focused on documenting one of 2012's most photogenic tornadoes--check out their video, below! Stay tuned for more updates, and be sure to check out for live storm chasing and commentary from the field, and to sign up for the soon to be released webisodes, which will detail the entire 2012 severe weather season!


Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2012 15:08
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Re:TVN intercepts a massive tornado in South Dakota!
Jun 24 2012 10:27:21
It's a great shot, but they where getting pounded in that car, I guess the Dominator 2 wasn't availble ?
Re:TVN intercepts a massive tornado in South Dakota!
Jun 24 2012 12:41:01
Dominator 2 is in the shop!!!!!

Those were some big ole hail stones flying in there... and definitely some of the best tornado video I have seen in a long while!!!

She was a beauty!
Re:TVN intercepts a massive tornado in South Dakota!
Jun 25 2012 16:54:35

jcpalmer wrote: Dominator 2 is in the shop!!!!!

More upgrades I guess ?
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+6 #1 Janmkenws 2012-06-23 07:38
Beautiful shots guys! It sure is one of the most photogenic tornadoes of the year! Keep on hunting! 8)
+6 #2 geodegirl 2012-06-23 09:19
Classic supercell captured by excellent photography as always; be careful out there
+5 #3 smalltexan 2012-06-23 15:50
Wow! that was beautiful!! Great job guys be careful out there hail is not your friend! :lol:
+5 #4 ajb1981 2012-06-23 18:22
Awesome picture. You guys did an amazing job! Best of luck in the field!
+5 #5 WQ1C 2012-06-26 02:19
Way to go, guys! Sure hope that no one got a serious headache from the hail that hit you!
+3 #6 BorninKansas 2012-07-01 09:17
That was beautiful!
+1 #7 Stormchasing Drummer Girl 2012-07-03 20:57
It's a tornainbow- a tornado and a rainbow beside each other in the footage!
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