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March 25, 2009 1:22 PM   Subscribe

On March 7, 2009, TornadoVideos.net (TVN) launched the beta version of their Live Streaming system. It's an interactive map that tracks each member of the TVN team as they criss-cross the country chasing storms, complete with live video. You can sign up (main page, top left: "Chase notifications") to be alerted when a chase is in progress.

If you've seen any dangerously close footage of tornadoes ripping through Tornado Alley filmed in the past five years, chances are it came from one of TVN's cameras. You may also recognize the crew -- headed by the insanely tornado-passionate Reed Timmer -- from Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers (watch online).
posted by nitsuj (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome! I love tornadoes (from afar). Nice post.
posted by bjork24 at 1:28 PM on March 25, 2009


A big emphasis on the "from afar."
posted by blucevalo at 1:29 PM on March 25, 2009


Definately from here
posted by plaidhatter at 1:40 PM on March 25, 2009


I think I'll be watching these guys next time we have a breakout in these parts. And I hope they stay far away from my house.
posted by bristolcat at 1:48 PM on March 25, 2009


Also, you can get chase notifications via Twitter.
posted by nitsuj at 2:53 PM on March 25, 2009


I hope we can learn something valuable about tornadoes from their corpses.
posted by stavrogin at 3:51 PM on March 25, 2009


They use a lot of science and common sense: enjoy the show from far away!
posted by Upon Further Review at 5:56 PM on March 25, 2009


One word: Awesome. I sort of have a giant crush on Storm Chasers.
posted by geeky at 9:24 AM on March 26, 2009


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