Dixie Alley Outbreak

The 2011 Tornado Season struck with a fury not seen in 50 years, spawning a record number of tornadoes that tore the hearts out of communities across the central and southern states. Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer, IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey and veteran chaser Tim Samaras are back tracking these monster outbreaks that made headlines throughout this past spring storm season. STORM CHASERS teams witnessed first-hand the infamous tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011 when nearly 200 tornados were recorded and over 300 lives lost in just a single day. Their exclusive, never-before-seen footage combined with meteorological expertise and years of chasing experience piece together a day unprecedented in history.

The stakes are high and the race is on to learn more about the monsters of Mother Nature, improve early warning systems and save lives from the ravages of storms.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

In the worst tornado outbreak in over half a century, Mississippi and Alabama are ravaged by hundreds of twisters. Towns are wiped clean off the map, and hundreds of people lose their lives. Teams Dominator, TWISTEX and TIV are all in Dixie Alley and on the hunt, with front row seats to some of the day's most breathtaking storms including a violent EF4 that tracks toward the heart of Tuscaloosa.

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