(NBC) - Storm chasing can be dangerous even if you know what you're doing.
Huge hail can hammer your vehicle and high winds can try to tip it over, but a Hutchinson man plans to take on mother nature with a storm tank- all in an effort to research tornadoes.
Storm chaser Steve Worthington has been chasing storms in a black Chevy Tahoe for many years now with the love of his life Stacey Valentine riding shot gun.
But the Tahoe could only ride out the storms for so long.
"Hail broke the windows, damaged to the body things like that," said Worthington, founder of Extreme StormChasers. "It was time to do something that could withstand the abuse that we were going to put it through."
So Worthington came up with a plan by building a storm tank.
He calls it the urban tornado assault vehicle.
Read More: http://bit.ly/14ZQih6
Copyright NBC News
Top Weather Headlines
Storm Shield is a life-saving app that acts like a NOAA Emergency Weather Radio on your iPhone or Android.
The cold weather laid a thin blanket of ice on Kansas City's roads Monday morning. The dangerous conditions deceived hundreds of commuters.