Storm Chaser Films Massive Tornado in Northwest Texas

A storm chaser was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of filming a massive tornado that swept through north of Morton, Texas, on May 23.

Marcus Diaz filmed a video that shows a tornado spinning on the ground with lightning flashing in the background on Monday.

“Get closer,” Diaz says in the video and then drives closer towards the tornado. He wrote in a Twitter comment that it was “a once-in-a-lifetime intercept.”

The National Weather Service in Lubbock confirmed a tornado touched down near Morton, and also issued a severe thunderstorm watch with forecasts of hail and wind gusts of up to 70 mph on Monday. Credit: Marcus Diaz via Storyful

Video transcript

MARCUS DIAZ: Get closer. Get a little bit closer here. Ah, [INAUDIBLE].


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