I’ve watched all the episodes of “Storm Chasers” and “Tornado Chasers”, and I know that even today there are still tornado scientists trying to put probes inside tornadoes to gather data about conditions inside the funnel. I have to ask, what’s the point of continuing to do this?
We already have dozens of sets of data of what the conditions are like inside a tornado. How collecting more of this data will change anything is beyond me. We know the wind speeds are higher, the pressure is lower. We know we need to build buildings that can withstand 300mph winds. So why do we keep putting probes into these tornadoes?
What we should be doing is what Vortex 2 was doing in 09 and 10, and study why some storms produce tornadoes while others don’t. Figure that out and you have the same warning times as somebody would have for a hurricane. You could know days in advance, or at least an hour or two in advance, that a storm would create a tornado.
So why the research into what happens inside a tornado?