MUST SEE: Video captured from INSIDE a tornado

Staff writers

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 10:37 AM –

If you’ve never seen the inside of a tornado before, stop what you’re doing and take a look at this!

A couple of storm chasers recorded this video in Smith County, Kansas Monday afternoon.

Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey were in a specialized tank-like vehicle called a tornado intercept vehicle.

(Courtesy: TIV - Tornado Intercept Vehicle Facebook page)

(Courtesy: TIV – Tornado Intercept Vehicle Facebook page)

They say the winds were blowing between 240-280 km/h.

That was strong enough to blow open a hatch, blow open a door and rip instruments off the top of the vehicle, but it did stay on the ground.

Tornado Tank 2

Brandon Ivey @BrandonIveyWX

Just intercepted the strongest tornado of my career in TIV2. Large wedge NE of Smith Center, KS. #kswx #tornado

9:03 PM – 27 May 2013

The U.S. National Weather Service received reports on Monday of 16 possible tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado.