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Storm Chasers - keeping an eye on extreme weather

We’ve heard of storm chasers from the USA. To get close enough to a tornado they often drive great distances across country, keeping their cameras switched on in the hope of capturing a truly unique photo or video clip. Over the last ten years, the number of people who hunt extreme weather in Germany has also risen.

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Although this sounds like just some mad hobby it can in fact be useful for weather research: the more people collecting data on weather the more precise any predictions will be. Tomorrow Today rode along with one team of storm lovers.