Please don't try this at home.
In an intense, fascinating video clip, professional storm chasers Brandon Ivey and Sean Casey take viewers inside a wedge tornado in Smith County, Kan., on Monday evening.
The pair, who appear in the Discovery Channel series "Storm Chasers," captured the footage from the inside of their "tornado intercept vehicle," a heavy-duty vehicle outfitted with sensors and cameras, the video's YouTube description explains.
According to their measurements, the tornado's winds were in excess of 150 miles per hour -- at least, that's what the duo recorded before the storm ripped the instruments from their vehicle.
On Twitter, Ivey called the storm the strongest of his career.
The twister has been rated a preliminary EF3 or EF4 tornado, ABC News reports. (For perspective, the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., last week was rated an EF5.)
While the storm chasers were ultimately unharmed, Ivey added the team was lucky the storm didn't worsen:
@twcmikebettes No, but I wouldn't want to intercept anything much stronger. That's our upper limit right there!
— Brandon Ivey (@BrandonIveyWX) May 28, 2013
According to the Associated Press, at least two homes in the Smith County area were reported destroyed by the tornado; no injuries were immediately reported.