It's nearing the end of the tornado season. Although the team has had successful intercepts providing Josh with record-breaking data, Sean and his TIV team have yet to get their money shot. Sean's frustrations grow stronger as they spend multiple days chasing ghosts and driving for miles on end. To make matters worse the TIV breaks down and the team is forced to take a day off from chasing. With Sean losing hope, the team prepares for their last day of the season and sets off in pursuit of an intercept. After two fruitless attempts, Josh reports a tornado warning for Nickerson, Kan. The team rushes to the spot and Josh sets the TIV off after a promising intercept.
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Season 1 Episode 4 of Storm Chasers resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Research meteorologist Josh Wurman has teamed up with extreme filmmaker Sean Casey to form an amazing partnership. They both share the goal of intercepting a tornado, but for entirely different reasons. Josh needs an individual who can carry his scientific instruments into the vortex of a tornado, and Sean needs someone who can direct him into the correct position to capture incredible IMAX footage.
Filming from the turret of his custom-built Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV), Sean puts his life on the line as he endeavours to get the most elusive tornado footage ever shot. He and his battle-hardened team will risk everything as they drive the 14,000-pound armoured TIV straight into the heart of a deadly twister. As the leader of the team, Josh guides the TIV and the mobile scout vehicle toward "intercept" from his captain's chair in his mobile command post - the Doppler On Wheels (DOW) truck. Josh must make critical split-second decisions from information he gathers from his Doppler radar as the safety of the entire team rests on his shoulders.