Storm chasers captured a tornado and rainbow side by side at the Texas-Oklahoma border near Vernon, Texas.
The phenomenal photos and videos were taken by storm enthusiasts who monitored a weather system they tracked. One of them is Ryan Shepard, a storm chaser and guide for Silver Lining Tours.
“I was the guide for our first storm chase tour of the season,” Shepard wrote on Twitter. “We had a mix of seasoned guests and a few new ones. Some of them saw their first tornadoes on this day.”
Those wanting to take a tour can pay $3,500 to participate in storm chasing under the guidance of experienced storm chasers.
“I was the guide for our first storm chase tour of the season. We had a mix of seasoned guests and a few new ones. Some of them saw their first tornadoes on this day."
According to weather experts, it’s rare to see a tornado and a rainbow at the same time. The last known photo of the phenomenon was captured in Kansas in 2004 by photographer Eric Nguyen.
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