Dashcam video captured the terrifying moment a pair of storm chasers realised they were in a tornado in Midland, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24.
Lisa Monahan and Heather B. B from the female storm chasing group MesoMamas shared on Twitter the moment they realised that a EF-2 tornado had formed above them, calling the event a “close intercept”.
Monohan can be heard asking “did your ears just pop?” before turning around her vehicle and seeing the large tornado form behind them. Credit: @MesoMamas via Storyful
- Oh, did your ears just pop?
- Mine did. Oh my God. Behind us.
- The pressure drop is--
- Holy [MUTED]. Did we just go through a-- that looks like it's rotating, Lisa.
- Are we all right? Did we go through a tornado?
- I'm pretty sure that looks like it's [MUTED] rotating.
- Oh my God.
- [INAUDIBLE] I'm turning around. Is that not-- Lisa.
- Proceed to the route. Shut up. Shut up.
- Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Heather, oh my God.
- Proceed to the route.
- No, shut up. Shut up.
- Baby, you might want to stop. You might want to stop, baby.
- OK, yeah, yeah. Let me get the windshield going. - We just zero metered that.
- Oh my God. Heather.
- We just [MUTED]. You're [INAUDIBLE] too closely. So you've got to stop.
- Oh whoa. Whoa. Oh no. Oh my God. We did it. We did it.
- OK, you're right. You're right, you're right, you're right.
- OK, you're right. You're right. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.