My first reaction upon hearing about the premiere of a new weather-based talk show on The Weather Channel (TWC) was a mix of shock, excitement and skepticism. Episode one featured a discussion of storm chasing.
Like last year, Ian Livingston, James (JT) Hyde and I will drive out to the Plains for two weeks of storm chasing. I will be posting daily to this site during the trip, highlighting what we see and where we’re going. Coming off the great success of last year’s trip, we are keeping expectations realistic [...]
While not necessarily mainstream, storm chasing is much more common these days compared to the past. Some crazy footage came out of the period right after video devices started to become widespread.
If you’re an East Coaster who loves storms, you might be a “chasecationer.” Chris Kridler has been making a yearly journey to the Plains since the late 1990s.
Amos Magliocco caught his first supercell in 1996, and has been hooked ever since. Currently residing in the southern part of Tornado Alley, he’s a successful veteran chaser.