Storm Chasers Joshua Jans and Scott Winter were in the heart of the storm that produced numerous tornado touchdowns causing extensive damage in south central Minnesota August 24, 2006. Their journey began with the first touchdown near Nicollet, Minn. with a tornado quickly touching down near Highway 14. They were able to track over a half dozen touchdowns near St.Peter, Kasota, and Cleveland with their journey coming to an end east of Faribault. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota State University)
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Chasing Thursday's storms
by Tom Crann
, Minnesota Public Radio
August 26, 2006
St. Paul, Minn. —
Josh Jans, the lead Storm Chaser and director of the Walter Weather Lab at Minnesota State University-Mankato, spoke to Tom Crann shortly after surveying the tornado damage from the air. His team also observed the storm from the ground last night as it passed thru the area.
Jans says the team was able to survey almost the entire damage path, from Nicollet to the Waterville area.
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Tom Crann is the host of All Things Considered for MPR News.