NAVIGATING TO A TORNADO - With Google Maps

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Tracking close to a large tornado using google maps. Tornado forming and caught on tape with up close footage / tornado documentary.

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This is Part 1 of a 2 part tornado documentary highlighting the amazing Soloman - Abilene - Chapman Kansas EF4 that occurred on May 25th, 2016. One of the tools I use to get up close tornado footage is Google maps. In this video I’ve superimposed google maps and radar images to show vehicle locations relative to the tornado.

This tornado formed at 7:07 PM and was on the ground for approximately 90 minutes. Late that evening I uploaded the leaner cut raw tornado footage to YouTube beginning mid way through the chase. Recently looking back through my files, I realized there is still a lot of great footage of this tornado that’s never before been seen. So here ya go...

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