Storm Chasers Come to Mid-South - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Janice Broach

Storm Chasers Come to Mid-South

Powerful storms that blew through parts of Texas like Breckenridge had the the Discovery Channel's storm chaser team on the look out.

Two meteorologists and a film crew were on the road looking for storms. They chose the Desoto/Tunica County line because weather models made it appear ripe for severe weather.

They had some pretty high tech storm chasing equipment in their truck.

"We thought everything would come together for a significant tornado outbreak," Joel Taylor of the Discovery Channel said.

While most people breathe a sigh of relief when tornadoes do not come, not these guys.

"If something happened we wanted to be here to see it. You don't want a tornado to affect anyone negatively. We want to see it," Taylor said.

See it and capture it on video. 

They finally left and went back to Norman, Oklahoma Thursday evening to wait for the next weather event to chase.


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