Watch Chasers Get a Little Too Close to Illinois Twister Saturday
There are many in our area that chase tornadoes. But, what happens when a tornado decides it's going to chase you? That's what some chasers had happen when they got a little too close to an Illinois twister Saturday.
According to the video description on YouTube, this tornado dropped near Arenzville, Illinois. If you're not familiar with Arenzville, it's in Cass County to the east of Meredosia.
The storm they were chasing dropped a tornado in the field right next to where they had stopped. Would not have wanted to be in that school bus.
Chasers near Virginia, Illinois also ended up near where a strong tornado formed.
Storm Chasing Safety offers tips on how to observe storms like this without putting yourself in harms way. They mention that "Luck is the residue of design.". Truth. They recommend that you have a dedicated driver and don't use just one type of radar when you're trying to understand the type of storm you're following and how it develops.
With the recent strong storm systems that have traveled through our area, these types of close encounters are unfortunately becoming more common. Be safe out there.