Storm Chasers Capture Supercell Forming in Iowa

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DENISON, Iowa — Storm chasers caught amazing footage of a supercell structure as it headed east over Crawford County during storms Sunday night.

The storms slammed much of Iowa, with parts in the west seeing damaged trees and buildings.

This video was shot in Denison by Brennan Jontz and was uploaded to YouTube.

Crawford County Emergency Management told Channel 13 a storm chaser was struck by lightning in the area.

Paramedics took him to Crawford County Hospital in Denison and then transported him to a Sioux City hospital. He was breathing when they loaded him in to the ambulance but there’s no word on his condition.

The storm also blew over five travel trailers at Yellow Smoke Park. National Weather Service crews are out surveying damage to see if it was a tornado or straight line winds.



  • CJ Nissen

    You need to credit the photographers. WHO is getting sponsor/ad money for just reposting a YouTube video but the guys out driving in front of a tornado with thousands of dollors of video/photo equipment don’t even get their names published?

  • Sam

    Isn’t taking what someone else has written called plagiarism? But here WHO takes video footage that someone else shot and puts it on their web site with no credit given to the photographers.
    ” Storm chasers caught amazing footage…,” and what were their names???
    “This video was shot in Denison…,” by whom?
    “The chasers say….,” and their names were what?
    Unprofessional, at the very least.

  • Spoony

    They DID get credit – look where it says It’s usually licenced video that News stations use. Storm chasers put it on their own sites & youtube, and then “watermark” the video, then news stations contact them to use that video, so really, it’s not Plagiarism. It’s actually pretty standard practice with weather chasers and news stations.

  • Hugo S LaVia

    I LOVE the scene in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” when the idiot reporter from a TV station, reporting from a storm in downtown LA, turns and catches a runaway billboard in the chops! I long to see it happen in real life. Maybe then some of these clowns will stop testing Mother Nature when she’s in a cranky mood.

  • Tim

    Actually the watermark says “not for broadcast”. The video broker will send the news station a link to a non-watermark version.

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