We Drove down from Oklahoma city under overcast grey skies. There were so many clouds and elevated storms that we really didn't think we would see anything. However once we got down to Snyder, Texas things really got going. The storm in this video produced a brief but strong tornado near the town of Patricia Texas. I don't normally chase as early as April but it certainly paid off this year.
Filmed with a Sony EX1 XDCAM HD camcorder.
When we first saw this storm it was nothing more than a towering cumulus cloud near the town of Lorenzo, Texas. Very quickly it grew into a monster Supercell thunderstorm producing baseball sized hail and lots of lightning. We drove south east to get ahead of the storm. Most of the video was shot near Spur, Texas
The Elemental Project
The Elemental project is a collaboration between photographer Mark Humpage and TV Producer Alister Chapman. Together they plan to travel the world capturing natures most spectacular events on stunning HD video and beautiful photographs. Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Lightning, Aurora and Volcanoes are just some of the natural events they hope to record.
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