Guts of a twister

Tornado-chasing scientists capture a supercell storm in all its glory

By Alexandra Witze, 16:58 PM October 13, 2010

DENVER — It’s always easy to tell when you’re at a conference of the American Meteorological Society. Fliers advertise book signings on the history of broadcast meteorology. “Storm video nights” highlight everyone’s favorite destructive storms. And the hotel-lobby chatter about tomorrow’s weather? You know you can trust it.

True to form, this year’s AMS conference on severe local storms featured a topic dear to all Discovery Channel junkies — early results from the VORTEX2 tornado-ch...

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