Can science find a way to minimize the destruction caused by the world’s deadliest tornadoes? In May 1999, one of the most powerful tornadoes known to man obliterated parts of Oklahoma. One scientist is keeping his eyes on these deadly vortexes of destruction hoping to unlock its mysteries and determine ways to forecast oncoming twisters.
Tornado-chasing scientists built a hi-tech mobile radar and developed computer technology to seek out tornadoes to gather data and create forecasting models that may one day help us predict the occurrence of tornadoes. Directed by Thomas Lucas, Hunt For The Supertwister gives a grim look at shockingly powerful tornadoes, going against the odds to cover places in Texas and Dakota where tornadoes are born.