Weather forecaster Eli Kari Gjengedali broke a world record for the longest forecast by riding atop a tornado which swirled from Atla, through Harstad where the tornado built up strength. It then carried her through Bodø, down through Saltfjellet-Svartisen where it lost a little speed, tipping over trees as she desperately tried to stay on top of things and she tried to avoid the lightning. It then carried her all the way down to Trondheim where she got some fantastic pictures of the buildings. It then bolted down through Lillehammer and then to Oslo before finally dying out.
The camera crew stated that the hardest part of filming her fantastic, wild ride was avoiding the trees, trucks, and debris that the tornado threw their way while they were filming her.
"We lost on of the 'copters when a cow hit it," said lead cameraman Oddvar Enevoldsen. "It was a wild enough ride for us trying to avoid the debris and power lines."
Amazingly, the tornado set Ms. Gjengedali down softly on a pile of hay as the cameramen got their final shots. When asked how she was able to make such a fantastic journey she replied, "I used to read a lot of stories about Pecos Bill. I yelled at the clouds until they got angry enough to form the hugest tornado in history, grabbed a rope, sharpened my spurs, and lassoed that tornado just like he did. When we'd come across some lightning, I'd just use my spurs to direct the tornado away from the bolt of electricity. It bucked and tried to throw me a few times at first, but I finally broke it and it was smooth sailing from there. I also had practiced twisting to "Twist and Shout" for six months before attempting the feat. I was afraid I was going to end up in Scotland before it was all over."