Over the past few days, we have been reading a lot of questions and comments about Dorothy. Today our own Zach Sharpe had a nice chat with the Tornado Titans about Dorothy and here are the questions they asked us with his responses.
ISCN Zach: well there will be no intercepts. Mainly for great hail core punches and staying at decent distance from the tornado.
TORNADO TITANS: Define decent 🙂 Unless you know what you are doing and have a good reason for doing it, kinda risking it all for nothing.
ISCN ZACH: Main goal is to keep us safe. We do want to get a couple hundred yards near a tornado.
TORNADO TITANS: Just raising questions I know people are wanting answers to. I hope you guys are safe and get amazing shots obviously. 🙂
ISCN ZACH: We like the questions as they do shine serious light onto this topic. We hope to talk more about it to answer these questions
TORADO TITANS: I think most are skeptical because A)No one had heard about you guys B)Existing tanks are designed to go inside tors. So thanks for answering questions of course. My main concern for you guys is safety. Vehicle does look cool FWIW 🙂
ISCN ZACH: Well Dorothy is designed to go in tors, just not our goal. We have talked to Sean before designing it and he told us ideas.
TORNADO TITANS: That’s a good call. My main concerns for you guys are 1)Mobility (4wd or not) 2)Durability of the vehicle through a season.
ISCN ZACH: Our concerns too. Both reasons why it will not travel far and starting off slow, keeping distance then gradual working closer
TORANDO TITANS: Thanks for setting that straight. I think, so long as you guys do just that people will be wrong to be nervous about this. Only good piece of advice I can give is use common sense. Always assume you aren’t in control so hubris never sinks in. 🙂 Thanks for approaching and engaging. Shows you guys are on the right track at least. Wishing you safe travels in 2014!!!
We hope to continue to clear up the goals of Dorothy as there have been a lot of question pertaining to her. We can not stress enough that we do not plan to intercept tornadoes. We understand that tornadoes are very powerful and are not something to mess with. We will have many safety plans in effect so we can all go home at the end of the day.