*CLOSE RANGE* The Dalton/Ashby, MN EF4 Tornado - Full Chase and Life Cycle - July 8th, 2020
- 🎬 Video
- ℹ️ Description
After hours of editing here are 11 savory minutes of photogenic tornadoness all nicely put together - well at least as nicely as I can make it. It was honestly a dream chase and one of the best chases I’ve ever been on in my 10-year career chasing in the midwest. It was amazing to witness this slow-moving photogenic supercell that produced a drill bit photogenic tornado that was on the ground for over 40+ minutes! It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Unfortunately, there is a dark side to nature’s beauty. It’s hard being in a hobby where you are sometimes the active watcher in other people’s dismay. It’s a tension that not only myself but I know a lot of other storm chasers have wrestled with over the years. No, we do not want to see property or lives being destroyed, yet we are mesmerized by the power weather can do. All of that to say, I love weather but wrestle with its destructive nature. And within that wrestling, learning to just trust God with what's going.
I hope you enjoy the video though - as you can tell from the video and the description, it was a very bitter-sweet experience for me but is one that I will never forget.
GoFundMe Update: The GoFundMe link has been removed - thank you for all that supported the families and those that were affected!
Details of the Tornado:
The National Weather Service has officially rated the tornado as an EF4 with winds up to 170mph. It was on the ground for 40+ minutes and tracked 11 miles near the towns of Dalton and Ashby, MN.
- There were several other people in front of me that checked on the homes that had damage before I got there.
- Because I know someones going to say something about it - No, I didn’t stop completely at that stop sign, yes I definitely looked all the ways before crossing.
Check out my Instagram for personal video highlights from the chase.
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