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  • Discovery Channel storm chaser Joel Taylor dies aged 38: Mystery surrounds his cause of death

    01/24/2018 8:23:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/24/2018 | By Abe Hawken For Mailonline
    Full Title: Discovery Channel storm chaser Joel Taylor dies aged 38: Mystery surrounds his cause of death as friends say they are devastated Joel Taylor, 38, was a star in the reality TV documentary series Storm Chasers His co-star and 'storm chasing friend' Reed Timmer revealed he passed away He wrote online that he 'wishes they could have one more storm chase together' Doctors are trying to determine his cause of death, but it's not related to chasing Taylor's last post on his Facecbook page says his first niece had been born
  • Storm chasers with Weather Channel ties killed in 2-vehicle crash...

    03/29/2017 7:27:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    lubbockonline.com ^ | 03/28/2017 | ELLYSA GONZALEZ
    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...
  • Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma Twister

    06/02/2013 8:10:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/02/2013 | EYDER PERALTA
    Tim Samaras had one passion in life: Tornadoes. He told The Weather Channel that when he was kid, his mother sat him down in front of The Wizard of Oz; he was immediately entranced by the violent, dark twister that tore through the landscape.Samaras went on to become one of the premier storm chasers in the country. He was an engineer who designed probes that captured information at the base of the tornado, the part that can destroy homes and buildings in seconds.The problem — and the exhilarating part — is that in order for those probes to work, they...
  • 3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

    06/02/2013 3:23:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    AP ^ | 6-2-13
    Link only http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AP_US_SEVERE_WEATHER_STORM_CHASERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-02-14-10-10
  • The Stunning Tornado Videos of Storm Chaser Tim Samaras, Who Has Died

    06/02/2013 9:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6/2/13 | Jeff Hertrick
    Storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed Friday doing what he loved: chasing tornadoes. He and his son Paul perished in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado along with frequent partner on storm chasing adventures, photographer Carl Young. Samaras had a long relationship with National Geographic, providing some of our most memorable videos of storms.
  • Discovery channel's storm chaser Tim Samaras killed in El Reno tornado

    06/02/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/2/13 | SHEILA CARROLL
    Storm chaser, Tim Samaras, his son Paul and crew member, Carl Young were killed Friday in a tornado that ripped through El Reno, Oklahoma. Samaras followed storms for over 30 years. His fascination with tornadoes began when he was about six years old and saw the tornado in The Wizard of Oz. Samaras once stated, “My passion for storm chasing has always been driven by the beautiful and powerful storms displayed in the heartland each spring."
  • PDS Tornado Watch issued for all of Central Oklahoma and South Central Kansas

    05/10/2010 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 135 replies · 4,704+ views
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 147 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 125 PM CDT MON MAY 10 2010 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER... THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM...
  • Boy in Balloon Hoax: 'We Did This for a Show'

    10/15/2009 9:00:26 PM PDT · by americanophile · 225 replies · 12,533+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2009 | AP Via Fox News
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The 6-year-old Colorado boy thought to have floated off in a homemade balloon has raised questions whether it might have been a family stunt. During a live interview on CNN, Falcon Heene said he heard his family calling his name as he hid in the rafters of their garage. At the time, there was a frantic effort to bring down the balloon safely. Falcon's father asked, "Why didn't you come out?" The boy answered, "You had said we did this for a show." After the CNN interview, the father said he didn't know what his son...
  • Discovery Channel's 'Storm Chasers' Fans on FR?

    11/17/2008 8:03:48 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 728+ views
    Storm Chasers ^ | 11/17/2008 | myself
    Any fans of Discovery Channels 'Storm Chasers' on here? I really enjoyed last season, and this season has been a blast so far. The scientists and filmmakers are a really interesting group of people.
  • Strong tornadoes possible in N Texas today - 3 live video streams going today!

    04/09/2008 10:20:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 46 replies · 882+ views
    TornadoVideos.net ^ | April 9, 2008 | Reed Timmer
    As a strong vort max begins to move out of the Rocky Mountain region today, wind shear and instability will be sufficient for intense supercells with the likelihood of producing tornadoes. 40 knots at 850 mb, and ENE-ly storm motions will combine to create perfect storm relative winds for strong tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk for today, with a hatched area for EF2-EF5 tornadoes. Tomorrow looks like a historic outbreak, so we'll be making a two-day chase out of this. We'll be using three live streaming vehicles today, and we're continue improving our setup,...
  • TORNADOES POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND!

    02/21/2007 8:03:08 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 882+ views
    TornadoVideos.net ^ | February 21, 2007
       A powerful early spring-like storm system will move across the southern U.S. this weekend, pumping unseasonable moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico.  The stage will be set for possible tornadoes, maybe an outbreak, on Friday and/or Saturday across the Southern Plains and south-central U.S respectively.  Shown above is the WRF forecast CAPE and 850 mb flow for Friday afternoon.  We'll definitely be chasing this event all the way to the Atlantic Ocean...so stay tuned!