While the GoPro picked up on the tornado right away, in reality it took me about 5-10 seconds to realize what was in front of me. We were inching forward in heavy rain ("car wash rain"), knowing the circulation was in front of us. Then all of a sudden it opened up, and boom, large tornado.
I decided to show the raw video to give everyone a more realistic view into the chase. Keep in mind this large tornado was embedded in rain. Not easy to see/chase at all! Also, this was Joel's first tornado. And yes, I know I said, "that's a large tornado" way too many times... Sorry! lol
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