May 9, 2014

No storms? Chasers test equipment with capitol maintenance

Ottumwa Courier

DES MOINES — Ever wonder what storm chasers do when there are no storms?

For the Iowa Storm Chasing Network, a break in the action meant a chance to test out a pair of cameras. Brennan Jontz and Dan Auel attached the cameras to a crane during installation of an exhaust fan at the Iowa capitol building. The team plans to use the same cameras during chases to bring people footage of tornadic storms.

The footage they captured definitely shows the building from an angle most visitors never see.