Latest Storm Chasers Stories

2011-01-11 23:32:06

Doppler-on-Wheels Gives New View of Lake-Effect SnowsIn this winter of heavy snows--with more on the way this week--nature's bull's-eye might be Oswego, N.Y., and the nearby Tug Hill Plateau.There the proximity of the Great Lakes whips wind and snow into high gear. Old Man Winter then blows across New York state, burying cities and towns in snowdrifts several feet high. This season, however, something is standing in his way.The Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a data-collecting radar dish, is...

2010-10-21 07:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, is gearing up for the 2010 SEMA Show November 2-5, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year LINE-X brings not only its full line-up of products showcasing its many uses for spray-on truck bedliners and industrial coatings, but will also highlight its involvement with Tim Samaras and the LINE-X coated GMC Sierra chase truck from...

2010-09-18 07:50:00

Instead of heading to the coast for vacation, people are traveling to Tornado Alley. The number of people registering to get a closer look at tornadoes is growing as vacationers trade in their beach towels for a ride with storm chasers. Labeled "Tornado Tourists" by a University of Missouri research team, these travelers are searching for an experience beyond just thrills. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis and Carla Barbieri, associate professors in the School of Natural Resources Department of Parks,...

2010-02-11 07:15:00

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Green's famous for stalking and conquering a tornado in his famed "Tornado Attack Vehicle" in a field nearly six years ago, but that feat pales in comparison to his next mission. The 49-year-old Green, a former NASCAR driver, is planning to elevate his adrenaline level to even greater height in 2010 by walking into a tornado - and surviving to tell the tale. "Are you serious?" is the first question that comes to mind for the skeptics questioning...

2009-06-30 06:00:00

An $11.9 million tornado research project resulted in only one tornado being studied during a 35-day period. The first phase of the Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2, also known as Vortex2, ran from May 10 to June 13. Next year, a second phase of the project will run from May 1 to June 15. Nearly 120 researchers from universities and government agencies traveled over 11,000 miles during the first phase of Vortex2.  Despite all their searching, the group was only able to...

2008-09-18 09:40:00

Instrument collected high-wind data from inside hurricane eye The only scientific team to successfully brave Hurricane Ike's knock-down winds and swells in Galveston was the DOW, the Doppler on Wheels mobile weather radar operated by the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) in Boulder, Colo. "The DOW mission to Ike provided, for the first time, high-resolution radar data collected from the ground of the inside of a hurricane eye strengthening during landfall, and from a hurricane that...

2006-09-01 16:44:43

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - While Mexican residents and foreign tourists rushed to take shelter from Hurricane John roaring toward this beach resort on Friday, two American extreme weather enthusiasts were loving it. Reed Timmer and Joel Taylor say they travel tens of thousands of miles (km) a year risking their lives to stand in hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards just for fun. "We definitely get a massive adrenaline rush and sense of excitement since we know...

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