2011 Storm Chase Videos
There’s not much else you can say about May 24, 2011 except that every index you look for to get tornadoes on the Southern Plains was at or near max levels. Deservedly, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high risk for this day, and the results bore out the absolutely incredibly maxed out atmosphere from…
Driving towards and eventually through a supercell to a tornado.
Full video of our tornado encounter in Tipton, OK as an EF4 crosses the road just in front of us.
Brandon Sullivan and Brett Wright caught this tornado from close range near Manitou, OK during the November 7, 2011 tornado outbreak.
This was another of our tornado intercepts from the historic fall day in SW OK. This tornado in particular appeared quite strong and likely was a stronger tornado though it moved over mostly open land during its lifespan.
*Originally posted on IG* A collection of some tornado shots from the November 7, 2011 outbreak in SW Oklahoma. Tornadoes include the Tipton, OK EF4 tornado, the Manitou EF2, the Saddle Mountain wedge, and the Ft. Cobb multi-vortex monster at sunset. This was one of the all-time greatest fall chase days, you always expect greatness…
This video shot by Brandon Sullivan shows the powerful Saddle Mountain, OK tornado during the late afternoon during the prolific November 7, 2011 tornado chase.
Have you ever been so out of position that you were actually in position? That was our chase on June 19, 2011 as we traversed over 150 miles to catch up to a rapidly developing supercell in NC Kansas which eventually produced a baby tornado.
This was a great chase day where we observed a beautiful lower precipitation supercell which produced a tornado.
A beautiful rope out of a tornado in Osage County, OK on a pretty sweet late-season chase day.
This timelapse is of an LP supercell moving along the Oklahoma/Kansas state line during the boom/bust June 18, 2011 storm chase day. This storm produced giganto hail and eventually a tornado in the roadless expanses of Osage County in Oklahoma.
On a day few chased, this incredible supercell formed in the late afternoon hours near Greensburg, KS with inflow winds blowing into it that were up near hurricane force. A true beast!
This was both the shortest storm chase we’ve ever done and one of the most compelling videos we’ve shot of a microburst. As a high based supercell approached the house in Norman, OK, the cell unleashed a microburst which tore through the neighborhood.
This was one of the most powerful Tornadoes we’ve ever witnessed. Unfortunately the haze of May 24 and the slight distance we were dealing with kept us from getting a truly spectacular angle on this one. Still, one we’ll always remember.
This was a monster of a tornado we captured on May 24, 2011. Still to this day, it probably ranks as the strongest tornado we’ve seen as it caused near EF-5 damage along its track from NE Chickasha towards the SW OKC metro area. This was truly a day.
May 24, 2011 is one day we’ll remember forever. The atmosphere was absolutely locked and loaded for a huge day with parameters on the high end of the space. We targeted Central Oklahoma and ended up witnessing multiple strong/violent tornadoes.
On the same day as the historic and tragic Joplin, MO EF5 — we were down the dryline in southern Oklahoma playing for a cape bomb. Our optimism faded early on in the day as storm struggled to organize but eventually a powerful supercell with some big hailstones was the prize for the day.
This was a whale of a day with several meaningful tornado intercepts across SC Oklahoma from Davis to Ada, OK.
An interesting chase day in Northern Kansas along a warm front. On the north end of the warm front, temps were I
What a good decision this was! Chasing on Easter is a partial tradition for us as it seems like a lot of years everything lines up perfectly to spend the Holiday going after supercells. In 2011, this didn’t disappoint with a tornado in Central Texas!
This was a great little storm chase in North Texas near the town of Gainesville. This storm formed in the late afternoon and went tornado warned with a pretty beefy wall cloud. Unfortunately as this stormed moved in the jungle, it became gradually more HP.
This was a pretty standard mid-April chase day with a nice dryline just west of I-35 in Central Oklahoma set to fire off supercells in the late afternoon. We gave chase on one particular tornado warned cell into the evening.
Caught this little thing near Byars, OK during the waning sunlight.
Sanner and Cody on the April 22, 2011 were caught by surprise as they encountered a hail core but…no hail.
The April 14, 2011 Storm Chase was an incredible day. Here’s a collection of clips that capture the first couple of hours of the chase day with the initial supercell development before we ended up intercepting an EF3 Tornado near Tushka, OK.
Here’s a situation where you wish the old skills were are sharp as they are now with the camera. This was INCREDIBLE storm structure near Kenefic, OK just before the storm ramped up to produce a deadly EF3 wedge in Tushka.
This was the chase that changed a lot of how we do things. We made the mistake of being north of a tornado’s path (aka to the left) and it almost cost us a vehicle at the very least. This tornado was a wedge then giant multi-vortex as it came into the town of Tushka,…
Another solid day of chasing. No tornadoes on this one (felt rare for 2011) but some pretty structure in Northern Oklahoma.
Early season gambles don’t always pay off. This early season chase day was an attempt to make something out of pretty much nothing. We got nothing. Oooooooops. This was also one of the last chases in the old Explorer.
While our name says Tornado Titans — we are actually all about capturing weather of different types — including wildfires. Here’s a wildfire intercept from March in 2011 near Goldsby, OK.
This was the first chase of the 2011 season as a fast moving supercell moved across the north-central parts of Oklahoma.