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Tornado Chasers Production Log 10: El Reno, Part 2

Tornado in progress: it was around 6:11 PM on May 31, 2013, and Dominator 2 was charging east on Reno Road, with Dominator 1 following. Our eyes were fixed on a seemingly mile-wide wedge tornado that was racing east, paralleling

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Tornado Chasers Production Log 9: El Reno

Everything felt “off” on the morning of May 31st, 2013. The Storm Prediction Center had issued a “PDS” Tornado Watch (Particularly Dangerous Situation) for central Oklahoma — the same area that had been devastated less than two weeks earlier. Gathered

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Tornado Chasers Production Log 8: Tornadoes in Kansas

On the morning of May 25, 2013, a weary chase team gathered at Reed’s house around 6:00am. Everyone had somewhat digested what had happened to Moore on May 20th, and the crew was ready to head for a chasing campaign

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Tornado Chasers Production Log #7: Disaster Returns to Moore

Around 3:30am on May 20, I dragged myself out of bed to drive down to Reed’s place. I’d slept for a solid 2 hours, which was the norm for this crazy week. If you watched our 2013 season of Tornado

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Production Log #5: Attack of the Tornado Helix

Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon on May 17th, Reed was still sleeping — he hadn’t rested the previous night because various early-morning news shows had requested live interviews (very common during storm season). Dick McGowan, Reed’s driver, had taken

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Tornado Chasers Production Log #4: Legends Collide

The beginning of May 2013 saw the unveiling of Dominator 3 – the new, tornado-intercepting, DeLorean/Batmobile tank backed by Sean Schofer and engineered by Kevin Barton. To celebrate, KFOR shot a special TV promo with all three Dominators and “Chopper

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Tornado Chasers Production Log #3: Joel Taylor Returns

Around the middle of April 2013, the production of Tornado Chasers was in limbo. We’d been on some tough busts already, and only had a skeleton crew. Reed kept our morale high with his enthusiasm and confidence about the season.

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Tornado Chasers, Production Log #2: The First One’s A Decoy

As April 8 – 10, 2013 approached, we were facing the first potential tornado outbreak of the season and we were missing our Director of Photography, Chris Whiteneck. On top of that, Ginger Zee and ABC News wanted to fly

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Tornado Chasers, Production Log #1: Kickstarter to Chase Season Kickoff

Thank you all for your amazing support of our series Tornado Chasers. We recently finished the last of our “bonus content” for the 2013 season, so at last this epic production has come to a conclusion. Because we’ve received such a favorable

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The Future of Tornado Chasers

Fans of Tornado Chasers, we want to thank everyone who watched for making the series a phenomenal success – a truly groundbreaking series. We’ve been asked about whether TVN is producing a season of Tornado Chasers in 2014 and we

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