'Did Your Ears Just Pop?' Texas Storm Chasers Realize They Are in a Tornado

Dashcam video captured the terrifying moment a pair of storm chasers realised they were in a tornado in Midland, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24.

Lisa Monahan and Heather B. B from the female storm chasing group MesoMamas shared on Twitter the moment they realised that a EF-2 tornado had formed above them, calling the event a “close intercept”.

Monohan can be heard asking “did your ears just pop?” before turning around her vehicle and seeing the large tornado form behind them. Credit: @MesoMamas via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, did your ears just pop?

- No.

- Mine did. Oh my God. Behind us.

- The pressure drop is--

- Holy [MUTED]. Did we just go through a-- that looks like it's rotating, Lisa.

- Are we all right? Did we go through a tornado?

- I'm pretty sure that looks like it's [MUTED] rotating.

- Oh my God.

- [INAUDIBLE] I'm turning around. Is that not-- Lisa.

- Proceed to the route. Shut up. Shut up.

- Please.

- Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Heather, oh my God.

- Proceed to the route.

- No, shut up. Shut up.

- Baby, you might want to stop. You might want to stop, baby.

- OK, yeah, yeah. Let me get the windshield going. - We just zero metered that.

- Oh my God. Heather.

- We just [MUTED]. You're [INAUDIBLE] too closely. So you've got to stop.

- Oh whoa. Whoa. Oh no. Oh my God. We did it. We did it.

- Stop.

- OK, you're right. You're right, you're right, you're right.

- Please.

- OK, you're right. You're right. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

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