Kansas tornado caught on camera

Storm chasers Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey get video from inside a Smith County, Kansas tornado.
Storm chasers Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey get video from inside a Smith County, Kansas tornado.

SMITH CENTER, Kansas — The National Weather Service received reports of 16 possible tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado on Monday.

One of the twisters in Smith County, in far north-central Kansas, was caught on camera.

A couple of storm chasers recorded the video Monday afternoon.

Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey were in a specialized tank-like vehicle called a Tornado Intercept Vehicle.

They say the winds were blowing between 150 and 175 miles an hour.

That was strong enough to blow open a hatch, blow open a door and rip instruments off the top of the vehicle.

But it did stay on the ground.

Related: Sean Casey talks about the vehicle that filmed this tornado

 

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