Skip to comments.Storm chasers with Weather Channel ties killed in 2-vehicle crash...
Posted on 03/29/2017 7:27:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Three storm chasers were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Dickens County as a line of tornadic thunderstorms moved through the South Plains.
News of the crash spread quickly through the weather monitoring community, prompting an outpouring of support for the chasers who were from out of state, including a statement from The Weather Channel.
Investigators believe a black suburban was traveling northbound on FM 1081 when it disregarded a stop sign and collided with a black Jeep that was traveling west on FM 2794.
There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles, Gonzalez said in a statement. All three occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Gonzalez confirmed all three were storm chasers.
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The Driver who ran the Stop Sign is responsible for his own death and the deaths of two other People.
THAT is the story, or should be.
The laws of negligence can put a additional twist on it. See my posts 11 & 12.
I think somebody should Sue the Tornado.
“Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma Twister”
You know if you access Zoomradar they track these chasers, there was comments on the youtube live chat that they could actually see a collision course coming between these chasers.
Some smart people should think about some kind of proximity warning alarm other than cb or ham radio, to inform others that other chasers are close by, this shouldn’t be a game like from the movie Twister.
What if it had been a panicked mother in a van full of kids fleeing the area or going to pick them up?
Of course its for science, and safety to pinpoint a twister.
But listen to many of the comments of the weather forecasters, they get all excited and wound up when they get these live feeds. I myself would love being a chaser, i think its thrilling, i get permission to drive fast with a high tech vehicle, i get to be in the spotlight if i catch one, people go ooh and awe,its on tv and youtube!
Its like being a matador!
If its so bad then just build more doppler radar stations.
Living dead center in flyover country you learn real fast that a life threatening funnel cloud is not something you let capture your attention for more than a few seconds. It is awesome in the true sense of the word.
Attempts to multitask in their presence will prove fatal.
It appears that they disregarded common safety rules and paid the ultimate price. A sad deal all the way around.
Of course the lawyers and families are now going to be looking to get rich off the dead bodies. Vultures have more decency.
Well there’s storm chasers and there’s storm chasers. Yes SOME provide useful information for NWS than can help save lives. But there are plenty that are just out there for the thrill. And both groups would be better served by having drivers that really aren’t into it, so they’ll pay attention to the road signs.
I’d follow these chasers on occasion here:
Randy would always be the driver but for some reason Kelley was driving at the time of the crash.
On the other hand, storm spotter training is offered at numerous locations around our area:
Each year, the National Weather Service in Midland conducts Skywarn spotter training courses across portions of west Texas and southeast New Mexico. NWS spotter training is open to the public at no charge.
This weather course is an opportunity for families to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season by providing information that can be used to develop severe weather safety plans. Additionally, different techniques are discussed for determining storm severity.
By completing the two hour course, attendees become NWS Skywarn spotters. Members of Skywarn, a volunteer weather spotting group, help relay ground truth information about thunderstorms to local officials and to the National Weather Service. The NWS uses this vital information in conjunction with radar and satellite information during severe weather operations.
Please join us, along with friends and family, at any of the National Weather Service Skywarn spotter training courses scheduled for your area.
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