Meet the Sirens Project: The Masters of Tornadoes

Every year, thousands of families are displaced because of violent tornadoes. Those living in what is known as “tornado alley” know this better than anyone in the world. These violent storms can reach 200 mile per hour winds in severe cases, destroying virtually everything in their path.

Student Storm Chasers Develop Drones to Probe Killer Tornadoes

A group of mechanical engineering students are working on a project that will fly drones into the middle of tornadoes in an effort to learn more about the inner workings of these destructive storms. Warren Causey, the founder of the “Sirens Project,” said this better understanding could lead to increased warning times for incoming tornadoes.

This Kickstarter Campaign Aims To Make Tornado-Chasing Drones, Here’s Why

When I was two, a tornado plowed through my hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, blazing a trail of destruction through the downtown core. The damage was so bad that a few months later, someone in town started printing, “Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo” t-shirts, affirming that the city was still there.

Student Storm Chasers Develop Drones to Probe Killer Tornadoes

By Joshua Learn, E&E reporter 10/26/2014 6:58:30 AM A group of mechanical engineering students are working on a project that will fly drones into the middle of tornadoes in an effort to learn more about the inner workings of these destructive storms. Warren Causey, the founder of the “Sirens Project,” said this better understanding could lead to increased warning times for incoming tornadoes.

These Drones Will Fly Directly Into Tornadoes To Predict Future Storms

Tornadoes are notoriously hard to predict. Some 70% of the time, tornado warnings are false alarms, and when a storm does hit, the average warning reaches victims only 12 minutes in advance. To help increase that lead time, and to make warnings more accurate, a group of researchers now plans to start flying drones directly into the storm to collect data that humans can’t safely obtain.