June 15, 2010
Dozens of storm chasers stayed in Lubbock Monday night after following storms in Lynn County. The storm chasers are part of the VORTEX2 project, trying to collect data on Tornadoes.
"We're going out with our armada of vehicles to research the origins of tornadoes and try to improve our knowledge so that we can improve our warning system," said Zac Ebenstein, a University of Michigan senior who joined the VORTEX2 team.
VORTEX2 is made up of about 120 scientists and college students from all over the U.S. and world. Their goal is to reduce the 70% false alarm rate of tornadoes, and give people more warning time than the current average of 13 minutes.