By John Murphy

On May 12, 2023, Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer and his team accomplished an exceptionally difficult task — intercepting a tornado in an armored vehicle. The terrifying and groundbreaking experience was captured on video from several angles, including breathtaking drone footage.

Leading up to the intercept, Timmer and his team were preparing for a unique severe weather setup, with storms moving from east to west over Nebraska instead of a typical west-to-east motion. In preparation for the chase, the team had a full checklist of responsibilities to ensure the safety of those in the Dominator 3 — a heavily modified truck with armor

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