Tornado Forms Right in Front of Them

A tornado forms right in front of a couple and they have a spirited discussion as to whether to stay in the car or get in the ditch on the side of the road. I was asked that question (car v. ditch) at the Cosmosphere (see below) last week. My vote? Get in the ditch.

Here is the video:

By the way, the strong winds they experienced were from the thunderstorm’s “rear flank downdraft,” not the tornado itself.

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