Storm chaser, Andy Gabrielson, filmed an EF-4 tornado from a distance of only 30 yards away in Wilkin County, Minnesota. Because the photographer was able to get so near to this powerful twister, the detail of the film’s closeups is quite enlightening.
The first video is an abridged version of the film clip:
Gabrielson, who has logged more than 60,000 miles chasing storms this year alone, said “it’s one of those things where I felt comfortable and I felt safe because I knew exactly what I needed to do if the situation turned worse for me.”
EF-4 twisters carry winds from 166-200 miles per hour and will often completely level buildings it hits.
This second video is an uncut version of the video:
Gabrielson’s web site is SevereStudios.com.