THE STORM OF A LIFETIME - Tornadoes & Lightning, Laurel NE

  • Published on Jul 29, 2014
  • Eight tornadoes, epic supercell and constant lightning from the Cedar County Nebraska storm on June 17th, 2014.
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    At least 8 separate tornadoes touched down from this isolated supercell. The first was a cone that roped out, the second was a brief rope minutes later and the third was long-lived and began as a multi-vortex tornado. On several occasions a thick RFD engulfed and obscured the tornado, then the rain cleared enough to see a tornado was still there. These could have been separate tornadoes however the more likely scenario is that it was the same one. The constant lightning produced by this storm was odd in that it was made up of many, many small cloud-to-cloud discharges rather than the usual large discharges and anvil crawlers that more often accompany the supercells I witness. After dark, the consistency of the upper updraft and anvil was fuzzy or foggy giving the soft glow to the small frequent discharges.
    Music by Southern Backtones...

Comments • 1 796

  • Rafa Torres
    Rafa Torres 5 days ago

    Creo que soi el unico que abla español

  • Affe Squad
    Affe Squad 7 days ago


  • Candela grossi
    Candela grossi 8 days ago

    Why gOd, whY

  • Janice Smith
    Janice Smith 12 days ago

    I would be so freakin excited if I saw a tornado! I’d ruin the whole video saying stupid shit. Hank, I LOVE how calm you are, and how you just let the spectacles speak for themselves. 🌪

  • Rebecca Gorodetzky
    Rebecca Gorodetzky 13 days ago

    I feel sad for the hogs, too. They didn’t lose their houses but they were probably terrified.

  • Amy Stump
    Amy Stump 16 days ago

    well were i am in ohio there were 20 tornado dont believe me look it up

  • Squizzle1000
    Squizzle1000 16 days ago

    4:34 is heaven to me.

  • Aiden Duckworth
    Aiden Duckworth 19 days ago

    0:14 that does not look like a tornado but it is

  • rhonda
    rhonda 19 days ago

    WoW! I've never seen anything like that lighning before! Good timing :) Glad the folks were okay and in good spirits

  • Izzy here
    Izzy here 23 days ago

    Whats the background song?

  • aj groome
    aj groome 26 days ago

    Holy moly. I'm staying on the east coast, where mountains hold back most tornadoes

  • aj groome
    aj groome 26 days ago

    I like that you respect the weather, but also people experiencing tornadoes. Other storm chasers are whooping it up and swearing like it was a party. I've stopped watching them

  • Ok Flashy
    Ok Flashy 26 days ago +1

    Zeus stubbed his pinky toe.

  • Maplestar Sieges
    Maplestar Sieges 27 days ago

    Mah friend was in nabraska and she moved like a week befor dat

  • Gavin Thomas
    Gavin Thomas 27 days ago


  • Irene Mesecke
    Irene Mesecke 27 days ago

    Bask in the mayhem, what a great oxymoron.

  • Alexia Hermence
    Alexia Hermence 28 days ago +1

    thor needs ti chill xD

  • TheBigcheese5150
    TheBigcheese5150 29 days ago

    That is absolutely ass kicking video! Wish i'd been there

    CAROL CALF 29 days ago

    Amazing the lightning.....with the music best I’ve seen

  • Biman Dey
    Biman Dey Month ago

    #04:45, Thor : Avengers calling 🔨

  • LuckyLeeks
    LuckyLeeks Month ago

    Kinda scary if you don't have the radar and can only see the tornadoes after lightning strikes.

  • Inquisitive Cameron

    No! Not Hugh Mungus!? Tell me he's okay... TELL ME HE'S OKAY!

  • Avapire
    Avapire Month ago


  • nicole crystal
    nicole crystal Month ago

    now theres musak also -god i thought u couldnt get any worse iam cancelling your lousy shit filled channel!!!!

  • nicole crystal
    nicole crystal Month ago

    i HATE ALL of ur videos what are you the pbs of tornado educational tv? all anybody hears is u talking and talking and no tornado noise--really really awful anfd theyre all the same i hate u u suck really bad

  • Toasty Bunzo
    Toasty Bunzo Month ago

    "gotta worry about the sucker farting out a satellite" - Pecos Hank 2k19

  • ExoticLuck
    ExoticLuck Month ago

    Great video of tornado in yanny ne

  • atticus tafuna
    atticus tafuna Month ago

    *Who taught the tornado chidori?*

  • Abu Huraira
    Abu Huraira Month ago

    Azab e Allah.

  • Sharmishtha Basu
    Sharmishtha Basu Month ago


  • holio
    holio Month ago

    This is one fucked up planet.

  • Jenneth Benjamin
    Jenneth Benjamin Month ago

    Children want McDonalds to live.

  • monster 34
    monster 34 Month ago

    last month we had a tornado warning for four states

  • Wolvz Sucks
    Wolvz Sucks Month ago

    Do you mean yanny NE?😅

  • rocko6alex
    rocko6alex Month ago

    Me: So politicians, do you believe in climate change yet?
    Politicians: *No* .

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith Month ago

    5:25 My Nebraska people are never without a cooler of beer and a smile. Proud of us 😉

  • hivicar
    hivicar Month ago +1

    "I bet it's chuckin' hogs all over right now." They think they're being raptured.

  • your everyday prick

    You're a great cinematographer, Pecos!

  • Mireille Lo A Foe
    Mireille Lo A Foe Month ago +1

    3:37 Nice View

  • peoples Patriot
    peoples Patriot Month ago

    I have experienced the pathetic F3 tornado here in Pennsylvania. I can't imagine what an F5 would be like.

  • Julie Wittnik
    Julie Wittnik Month ago

    Awesome video!

  • Spartard
    Spartard Month ago

    0:54 ( ಠ ͜ʖಠ)

  • Joseph Astier
    Joseph Astier Month ago

    1:56 Federal Signal Thunderbolt 1000T siren in attack mode. The voice of the cold war, this rising and falling tone would herald the end of the world.

  • JaggedOp
    JaggedOp Month ago +1

    What radar's do you use to show rotation in storms?

  • kevin the truck driver

    What are those farmers going to do??
    Mope & stand around & cry?? Nope. Crack jokes & drink beer. There's always next growing season for the crops. But the well being for the livestock that did survive.

    • kevin the truck driver
      kevin the truck driver Month ago +1

      @Laurel Harris - yes. So they create new top soil to plant crops. Just like what they do every spring after winter. Top soil was washed away so they dig up top soil that's in the ground.

    • Laurel Harris
      Laurel Harris Month ago

      kevin the truck driver Hard to plant crops when all the topsoil has been stripped off.

  • Reefahholic
    Reefahholic Month ago +3

    That was epic! Gezz I’ve never seen anything like it.

  • Kawy Thowy
    Kawy Thowy Month ago +1

    Looks like a monster moving slowly. Crazy. Beautiful...must be fun to chase and see this stuff. I love weather. I get out into it as much as possible. If a storm
    Is coming I leave and go watch it.

  • Keiran McGee
    Keiran McGee Month ago

    There was a electrical storm in Colorado, north of Denver where any footage didn’t have to be sped up to see constant lightning, the thunder didn’t stop once in the two hour show.

  • Youngy Relaxing
    Youngy Relaxing Month ago

    How do you fit your massive balls inside your truck when you drive??

  • Tim Webber
    Tim Webber Month ago

    4:43 - 5:00 AMAZING FOOTAGE!!!!

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith Month ago

    1:55 Federal Signal Thunderbolt siren. Chucking hogs lol

  • La La
    La La Month ago

    Just a "thank you"..I love watching these videos, and far are my favorite. Stay safe and know you have alot of big fans out here. Incredible footage & the music you add on is great. Generally not an add-on music fan, but everything you have produced is incredible 🙂

  • Leeanne Batchelor
    Leeanne Batchelor Month ago +1

    You always expertly explain,your videos,and many here thank you so very, very much

  • David S
    David S Month ago

    You did a great job of chasing these and filming them. Outstanding!

  • Bryce
    Bryce Month ago

    awesome video👍👍👍 I'd love to get up close to one of those suckers one day

    • Bryce
      Bryce Month ago

      we don't get anything even close to that in Australia

  • Corrz
    Corrz Month ago +3

    Man you’re by far the best chaser out there. And it’s not close, you’re a good person and don’t get over emotional to create more excitement cough cough Reed Timmer cough cough. I love your videos man if I wish you posted more often. I get so excited to see that beautiful hair. Stay safe out there brother.

  • moo moo
    moo moo 2 months ago

    Humans have the capability to dig HUGE tunnels...why not just move underground and farm all that land... watching this on YT is so unreal...I cant imagine living out there with one of these things making a bee line for your place...I mean its NUTS not to move underground, isnt it?

  • moo moo
    moo moo 2 months ago

    4:50 lightning, is that real time? Maybe add a time stamp cuz thats crazy. You be safe out there and wish I could go with you!

  • Alex Martin
    Alex Martin 2 months ago

    Damn this shit is crazy

  • Toadly4Sure
    Toadly4Sure 2 months ago

    Great documentary of a storm... the Nebraska people are tough and live on through nature's adversity... great video

  • oversoul
    oversoul 2 months ago

    Your style of video is tops dude.

  • Aнастасия Романовой

    a Tornado Nerd, who only know other Tornado Nerds. My Advice Mr Hank: Get a
    decent hairstyle cut at the hairdresser, i belive your patreons here will pay for it.
    Cause you look more like a homeless , at least it looks unkempt. I do not want to
    offend you, but that's how I see it. Happy Hunting! And dont forget the barbershop!😆

  • Media creations by Dudley

    Awsome lightning man! Just curious cause I'm from the northeast and we get different weather. What interval were you using for the timelapse on the lightning?? And how long was your exposure?

  • cycloptical26
    cycloptical26 2 months ago


  • Amethyst Splendor
    Amethyst Splendor 2 months ago

    Awsome beautiful when it's active like should have you in a state of aww! Least they chose to just suck it up and continue on instead of the pitty party!

  • Randy Hooks
    Randy Hooks 2 months ago

    I would say storm of a lifetime would be may 3rd tornado in central Oklahoma. Fastest wind speed ever recorded. Living in Moore I had front row seat. Literally. Or 2013 tornado also in central Oklahoma. Widest tornado ever recorded. Also had closer than front row seats.

  • Walk With God
    Walk With God 2 months ago

    Why so many thumbs down? This was incredible!

  • Ray Smith
    Ray Smith 2 months ago


  • Bailey Rice
    Bailey Rice 2 months ago

    He makes tornadoes seem like no big deal, and I used to be terrified of these things oh, but now when I watch these, I'm not, like, TF.

  • Adrian Nieves
    Adrian Nieves 2 months ago

    Holy crap, the supercell looks like a freakin spaceship 🌪

  • D W
    D W 2 months ago

    You take the best videos and photos of a tornado period!!! Superb

  • Jerry Geromino
    Jerry Geromino 2 months ago

    Incredible video!

  • Ari H.
    Ari H. 2 months ago

    Who else here worries at the thought of possibly getting caught in a tornado with their children? Thinking about that terrifies me. Watching videos of the destruction, and chaos it causes, parents losing their children, and having their children torn from them, heart breaking. I may not be in tornado alley, but i am in a dangerous enough state that i worry about losing m child to one of theae danerous, albiet, magnificent acts of nature.

  • The737Man
    The737Man 3 months ago +1

    Cedar County Nebraska folks are the toughest, especially after the flooding they are dealing with this spring.

    • Ari H.
      Ari H. 2 months ago

      From what I have heard, the storms this year are supposed to be nasty.

  • Linda Lowe
    Linda Lowe 3 months ago

    Makes me sooo homesick for C'ville, Illinois!! Yes sir. We don't hardly get nasty storms here!!

  • Linda Lowe
    Linda Lowe 3 months ago +1

    It might b old, but so am I!!! Great video! Thank you!!

  • runway heading
    runway heading 3 months ago

    They certainly are spooky at night!

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy 3 months ago

    That’ lighting was beautiful !

  • montrez martin
    montrez martin 3 months ago

    if i saw that, i'd think its the end of the world

  • Digger0008
    Digger0008 3 months ago

    Today we had an EF1. It was horrifying. my sister called me and told me to go home to get the dogs and her outoor chairs inside. it took 30 minutes and by the end the tornado was over.

  • George Owen
    George Owen 3 months ago

    Thats alot of tornadoes

  • bud long
    bud long 3 months ago

    dude..not storm...that is vortex from blue star hiding in the center of huge cloud..look at blue lights and rain..lightning not going to wind.....vortex from spinning star above...not tornado

  • Cameron
    Cameron 3 months ago

    "farting out a satellite"

  • Heart 2019
    Heart 2019 3 months ago

    I have a terrible irrational fear of going to sleep at night during tornado 🌪 season ...
    Thanks for having courage to take footage of these mortifying spectacles ....
    I get sickly just watching them here on UTUBE ...

  • Tree
    Tree 3 months ago +1

    You are the Man when it comes to beautiful, violent scenery!😎✌🏼

  • ttgk
    ttgk 3 months ago

    Nighttime tornados are so scary

  • bob o
    bob o 3 months ago

    A good old Thunderbolt 1000T siren wailing in the background at 2:11 best one ever built.

    JOSHUA NOYOLA 3 months ago

    Best video ever

  • Colby Jack
    Colby Jack 3 months ago

    Amazing work! Setting standards! Subscribed and liked!

  • Chris Nizer
    Chris Nizer 3 months ago

    Mother Nature is truly a mad scientist when she wants to be. Thanks for another homerun video Hank.

  • Josh McCoy
    Josh McCoy 3 months ago

    It’s amazing to hear crickets with that amount of devastation in the distance. Truly amazing.

  • call me stevo
    call me stevo 3 months ago

    Fuck a heart attack have you ever seen a supercell up close?

  • Benzoo
    Benzoo 3 months ago

    your videos are addicting man

  • Murray Romero
    Murray Romero 3 months ago

    I’ve been through a EF4 tornado something I’ll never wanna experience again

  • Yeah Sure
    Yeah Sure 3 months ago's Yanny, Nebraska.

  • YouTube Drifter
    YouTube Drifter 3 months ago

    How awesome is our sun ☀️

  • Alice M Williams
    Alice M Williams 3 months ago

    I really enjoy your videos. I have never been affected by a tornado, thank God, but several have come close to St Louis where I live. I particularly enjoy your commentary that offers scientific information along with acknowledgement of the impact of these massive storms on people who are in their path.

  • Heismyrock3
    Heismyrock3 3 months ago +1

    You’re by far my favorite storm chasing channel. Thank you for sharing your well-informed, articulate voice overs and this amazing photography.
    During the end of the storm where all that lightning was happening, is the footage in the video happening real time, or is it sped up or slowed down? It was beautiful!
    Thanks again for sharing!

  • American Woman
    American Woman 3 months ago

    My God.. How many lives were lost..

  • JustSamantha #ISWV
    JustSamantha #ISWV 3 months ago

    Oof. Running into a tornado in the dead of night... just the thought scares the hell out of me.