Tornado: Turtle Probe (2003)
On June 24, 2003 storm chaser Tim Samaras placed this probe 100 yards from the face of a half-mile wide (0.8 km) F4 tornado and ran. A minute later, with winds over 200 mph, the Manchester Tornado struck this probe directly. Due to its innovative design, the probe stayed on the ground and logged the lowest change in barometric pressure ever recorded - 100 millibars over 10 seconds.
Museum of Science and Industry Collection.
These artifacts are just part of the Science Storms tornado experiences that will draw you in.