Standing in front of a swirling tornado is probably not most people's idea of a great proposal spot.
But for Joey Krastel, it was perfect.
Krastel, a meteorologist and risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, was out storm-chasing in Kansas with his now-fiance, Chris Scott, and two of their friends. They followed the storm to Tipton, Kansas, where Krastel popped the question.
“It all just kind of came together and happened so quickly,” Krastel told NBC News. “I was like ‘Okay, this is it.’”
And according to Krastel, the storm was even closer than it looked.
The 2 loves of my lifepic.twitter.com/Cv4eviechZ— Joey Krastel (@NimbusStorms)May 29, 2019
RELATED: Ohio weatherman lashes out at viewers peeved he interrupted 'Bachelorette'
Krastel and Scott first bonded over a mutual love of storms when they met through Instagram. Krastel's storm-chasing photos caught the attention of Scott, who had grown up watching storms with his father.
“That’s why it was always in the back of my mind to get engaged during storm chasing,” Krastel told NBC News. “I felt like it would be this perfect way to seal the deal.”
He captioned the photo of the proposal, "The 2 loves of my life."
The U.S. has seen 13 continuous days of tornadoes across the country. Krastel knows how dangerous these storms can be and urges everyone to take note of warnings.
“People need to listen to the warnings and listen to the National Weather Service and their local meteorologists,” Krastel said. “They know what they’re talking about and their only goal is to save you.”
Post-proposal, Krastel and Scott are continuing their storm-chasing journey, making their way through Oklahoma and Texas.
This absolute beast crossed directly in front of us yesterday - Tipton, KSpic.twitter.com/wXQ47V6OOU— Joey Krastel (@NimbusStorms)May 29, 2019