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# KSN-050407A - F5 Tornado Destroys Greensburg, Kansas

Date filmed: May 4, 2007
Location: Greensburg, Kansas
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A chaotic and tragic night in Kansas is documented as a historic massive wedge tornado, rated EF5 on the (enhanced) Fujita scale, directly hits the town of Greensburg at night - completely destroying the town and killing 12 people. The huge tornado is visible in the frequent lightning flashes. Three other tornadoes touch down nearby in the darkness, illuminated by lightning. Two of the additional tornadoes are on the ground simultaneously. A destroyed natural gas main jets gas into the air with a loud roaring sound. Cows wander into the road, their fencing destroyed. Debris litters the road.

Preview Clip, 31.4MB

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# ILN-092206A - Huge F4 Tornado in Illinois/Missouri

Date filmed: September 22, 2006
Location: Near Crosstown, Missouri and Murphysboro, Illinois
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A massive 'wedge' tornado, rated F4 on the Fujita scale, plows across the Mississippi River valley from Missouri into Illinois during a rare September tornado outbreak in the midwest. Storm chasers tracking the tornado get close, with debris raining down in front of and onto the vehicle. This tornado, which crossed from Perry County, Missouri into Jackson County, Illinois, was the strongest ever recorded in this region in the month of September.

Preview Clip, 21.6MB

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# KSN-061204B - F3 Tornado Hits House

Date filmed: June 12, 2004
Location: Mulvane, Kansas
Total footage: 12:57
Scenes: 3 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A destructive F3 tornado surrounded by a barrage of lightning rips apart a house in Kansas.

Preview Clip, 5.7MB

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# KSN-051204B - Tornado Barely Misses Town

Date filmed: May 12, 2004
Location: Attica, Kansas
Total footage: 8:16
Scenes: 17 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A large cone tornado picks up dust and barely misses the town of Attica, Kansas. Camera view is less than 1 mile from the tornado, with zoom-shots showing close-up views of the base of the circulation.

Preview Clip, 3.3MB

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# TXN-061205A - Large Tornado Forms Rapidly

Date filmed: June 12, 2005
Location: Spur, Texas
Total footage: 5:42
Scenes: 6 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A tornado develops and grows very large in seconds beneath a massive supercell thunderstorm in North Texas. The wall cloud rotates rapidly as the entire base of the storm spins around like a merry-go-round.

Preview Clip, 4.8MB

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# KSN-060905A - Strong tornado in Northern Kansas

Date filmed: June 9, 2005
Location: Zurich, Kansas
Total footage: 8:40
Scenes: 2 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A strong, long-lived Kansas tornado emerges from the rain and moves toward the camera before dissipating in a mesmerizing rope-out stage. A large debris cloud of dirt and dust swirls around at the base of the funnel.

Preview Clip, 5.5MB

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# TXN-061205B - 3/4-Mile Wide Wedge Tornado

Date filmed: June 12, 2005
Location: Spur, Texas
Total footage: 6:28
Scenes: 2 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A monster 'wedge' tornado three-quarters of a mile in width churns the prairies in North Texas.

Preview Clip, 4.2MB

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# KSN-061204C - Kansas Tornado at Sunset

Date filmed: June 12, 2004
Location: Rock, Kansas
Total footage: 9:46
Scenes: 7 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: The camera records the full life cycle of a graceful tornado in the golden glow of sunset in rural Kansas.

Preview Clip, 6.3MB

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# KSN-051204C - Large Tornado at Night

Date filmed: May 12, 2004
Location: Harper, Kansas
Total footage: 9:52
Scenes: 7 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A large tornado forms after dark in rural Kansas, illuminated by flashes of frequent lightning.

Preview Clip, 4.1MB

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# KSN-060905B - Tornado approaches Stockton, Kansas

Date filmed: June 9, 2005
Location: Stockton, Kansas
Total footage: 4:43
Scenes: 3 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A large tornado approaches the town of Stockton, Kansas. Storm chasers drive toward the tornado, then stop to film it less than two miles away.

Preview Clip, 4.1MB

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# IAN-061104A - Dusty Iowa Tornado

Date filmed: June 11, 2004
Location: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Total footage: 7:44
Scenes: 10 clips
Speed: Realtime and timelapse
Class: Standard

Description: A dusty tornado forms in rural Iowa. Includes a large amount of ominous cloud video preceding the tornado.

Preview Clip, 4.1MB

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# KSN-051204A - High-Based Kansas Tornado

Date filmed: May 12, 2004
Location: Sharon, Kansas
Total footage: 13:27
Scenes: 8 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A slender tornado descends from a high thunderstorm cloud base in Kansas.

Preview Clip, 3.2MB

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# TXN-061205D - Tornadoes Touch Down

Date filmed: June 12, 2005
Location: Jayton, Texas
Total footage: 2:30
Scenes: 1 clip
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Tornadoes touch down and lift beneath boiling, rotating clouds. Trees and debris hover in the air near the surface. Lightning bolts crash close by.

Preview Clip, 4.2MB

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# KSN-061204A - Brief Kansas Tornado

Date filmed: June 12, 2004
Location: Belle Plaine, Kansas
Total footage: 6:55
Scenes: 11 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A tornado descends from a storm in Kansas.

Preview Clip, 4.2MB

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# NEN-052104A - Nebraska Tornado at Dusk

Date filmed: May 21, 2004
Location: Hadar, Nebraska
Total footage: 4:39
Scenes: 3 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A skinny tornado touches down at dusk in rural Nebraska.

Preview Clip, 4.1MB

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# OKN-052604a - Oklahoma Tornado Chase

Date filmed: May 26, 2004
Location: Northeastern Oklahoma
Total footage: 6:09
Scenes: 5 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Storm chasers track down two tornadoes in Oklahoma.

Preview Clip, 3.2MB

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# KSN-060905C - Chasing Kansas Tornadoes

Date filmed: June 9, 2005
Location: Northern Kansas
Total footage: 2:24
Scenes: 5 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Storm chasers track tornadoes in Kansas. Tornado sirens sound. Driving through a town as lights go out when a nearby tornado cuts power. A dusty tornado spins up near the road.

Preview Clip, 3.2MB

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# TXN-061205C - Tornado in Distance

Date filmed: June 12, 2005
Location: Jayton, Texas
Total footage: 1:40
Scenes: 1 clip
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: A persistent tornado appears through the rain in the distance.

Preview Clip, 4.2MB

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# CON-053005A - Brief Colorado Tornado

Date filmed: May 30, 2005
Location: Pritchett, Colorado
Total footage: 0:16
Scenes: 1 clip
Speed: Realtime
Class: Basic

Description: A brief tornado touches down and lifts in the fading daylight in southeastern Colorado.

Preview Clip, 4.2MB

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# OKN-052904a - Anticyclonic Tornado in Oklahoma

Date filmed: May 29, 2004
Location: Calumet, Oklahoma
Total footage: 9:45
Scenes: 12 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Chasing a rare anticyclonic tornado as it skips across rural Oklahoma.

Preview Clip, 4.2MB

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