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Day 5: The Day After and the Day Before "The Day"

Title is apparently what some chasers are calling today because yesterday (Monday) was a severe outbreak and tomorrow (Wednesday) looks to be equally as juicy.  As for today, there still is the slight risk of severe storms popping up, however, it is not the outbreak scenario we saw yesterday.  There are really only one or two spots in and around our area where storms can initiate today basically around the Wichita Falls area.  So today won't be nearly as insane as yesterday.

I forgot to mention in my post yesterday that while we were chasing, we were headed for Wakita, Oklahoma and for those of you who don't know, this is the famous town from the movie Twister.  The storm, however, didn't track the way we thought it was going to so we actually didn't end up heading for Wakita (I was hoping we would because that would be a story-and-a-half!). 

For those of you who don't know, we're streaming live video back to The Weather Network.  Unfortunately there really isn't a set time for when we're doing it.  It's basically whenever the weather takes a turn for the worst and we film it.  Yesterday it was around 4:00pm - 5:30pm, however, today, tomorrow and all the other days could be different.  For those of you who missed it, here are the links to the live streams we did.  Allow me to set up the clips before I post the link:

Basically this is the point where we're racing down the road as it looked as though the tornado was headed our way (which is was) but then it turned off the road and away almost parallel to the road so we were safe.  This is shot leaning out the car window looking back at the tornado.  At this point, Mark was on his bluetooth talking to The Weather Network as we filmed.  The tornado didn't look as menacing at this point but it was definitely a hairy situation.  Here are the links:

The Weather Network Clip 1
The Weather Network Clip 2

That's all for now.  Hopefully I'll be able to get some more video to show you guys but it looks like the film formats are weird and conversions are needed.

Reader Comments (3)

I actually happened to catch one! I was all like, "I know that guy!" And my sister was all like, "change the channel!"

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Hi Dayna and Brad
Andrew wants a picture of a big storm
Luke says find more storms
kiera says hi Brad and can someone bring her some candy.
Looks like its getting exciting
Paul

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG Dayna what a blast b safe. Josie

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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