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Vortex 2 Team & the TIV2

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« on: May 28, 2009, 05:38:00 pm »

TIV 2 Taken as we passed it ion the interstate near Ardmore TX.  Near the end of the tour we came across the Vortex 2 team (some of it) at Wakita Oklahoma. The team member crouched down with the yellow  tornado Pod is he famous chaser Herb Stein. I assume the yellow pods are dropped into the path of the tornado.The other member featured is  Tim Marshall tornado damage assessor.. I've just seen that this project is $10 million not $1 as I thought. They are operating for 5 weeks but since they started May 11th. they haven't had much luck.

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Tim Marshall.



Herb Stein



Tornado Pod,placed in path of tornado.




Leaving town.






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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 06:10:50 pm »

Brilliant images John  Smiley, that documents the TIV 2 encounter very well. I recognise Herb from the programme that was on here in the UK about storm chasers, I heard he's an extremely experienced guy!. Nice job with those images and thanks again for sharing them with us.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 06:12:28 am »

Cheers,martin. They're having a lean tim e of it,all that money and few tornadic storms to get to. They will stay mainly in the TX OK KS  as it takes a lot of organising/cost getting all the vehicles and staff further east which is where we almost saw the Kirksville tornadoes.I noticed on the Weather Channel on one occasion the spokesman said they'd driven to where-ever, not too far and that as 'gas' had dropped in price then it didn't cost too much- they are sensitive that's it's tax payers dollars which I thought could be their undoing if that is taken into consideration re. travelling to potential tornadoes.             

The person in front of the Doppler is not me  btw but one of the participants (US) who asked us all to take his photo as and when lol..Gives it perspective though.
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