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Tornado Intercept Vehicle 2

The TIV 2 (Tornado Intercept Vehicle) on display in Sioux Falls - KELO News Photo
The TIV 2 (Tornado Intercept Vehicle) on display in Sioux Falls - KELO News Photo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Tornado Alley Filmaker and Storm Chasers star Sean Casey brought his "Tornado Intercept Vehicle 2" to Sioux Falls this weekend.

     Casey and his heavily modified Dodge Ram 3500 truck, used for storm chasing, spent Friday morning on South Phillips Avenue in front the KELOLAND TV studio.  The "TIV 2" is featured on Storm Chasers that airs on the Discovery Channel.

     The "TIV 2" was tested on another Discovery Channel series, Mythbusters, by being parked behind a Boeing 747 with the engines at full throttle.  When tested at a wind speeds of 250 miles per hour, equivalent to an EF5 tornado, the "TIV 2" suffered no ill effects other than the anchoring spikes being slightly bent.

     Casey and the "TIV 2" will be at the Washington Pavilion Saturday, March 23.  Events include a severe weather seminar by KELOLAND Meteorologists and Casey at 10 a.m. in the Belbas Theater.

     There's a meet-and-greet opportunity with Sean Casey from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Belbas Theater.