VORTEX 2 Fun Facts

When V2 pulled into some small towns, they more than doubled the population.

V2 drove about 26,000 miles. With 40+ vehicles that means 1,000,000 miles in the fleet.

1,000,000 miles meant over 100,000 gallons of gas and diesel.

V2 observed about 25 tornadoes and an equal number of thunderstorms which did not make tornadoes.

The V2 team reserved over 100 hotel rooms every night. That means about 8,000 rooms total.

The biggest risk to storm chasers like V2 is probably from other drivers, not the tornadoes.

VORTEX2 collected over 30 TB of data.