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Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes takes risk-taking storm chasers to task

Monday, November 14th, 2011 4:35pm MDT

Getting the latest and most dramatic storm footage has become a popular way for many storm chasers to fuel their hobby and many have turned it into a lucrative business.  The actions by some in the chaser community and the risks they take have once again come under scrutiny, this time by the Weather Channel’s […]

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What not to do when faced with a tornado

Monday, April 18th, 2011 7:13pm MDT

Just as we were wrapping up Severe Weather Awareness Week on ThorntonWeather.com, disaster struck the nation’s south.  Dozens of tornadoes brought death and destruction and at the same time Mother Nature allowed us to learn valuable lessons. Extreme weather events have gotten more and more attention thanks to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other forms of […]

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Are you ready for Storm Chasers? Season premiere of Discovery Channel show nears

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 6:39pm MDT

Every spring and summer storm chasers take to the Great Plains on a single-minded quest to experience a tornado up close and personal.  While many people may find this odd, the cast of the Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers relishes the annual ritual and the channel is set to kick off the fourth season of […]

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Storm chasing’s popularity leads to conflicts on the road

Friday, May 21st, 2010 3:21pm MDT

Professional and amateur storm chasers, television and movie crews, researchers and news media all converge on Tornado Alley during storm season. Severe weather is fascinating and it has been brought more and more into the public eye thanks to the Internet and popular television shows. That popularity has given rise to increased danger to everyone […]

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Tornadoes kill 5 in Oklahoma – Video from storm chasers

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 10:40am MDT

It is a little known but amazing phenomenon that sometimes accompanies tornadoes – multiple vortices coming from one larger twister. Storm chasers descended on the area of yesterday’s deadly tornado outbreak and two were able to capture amazing video of what looks like small tornadoes circling a larger twister. When witnessed from the ground, multiple […]

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National Storm Chaser Convention hits town – Severe weather season is almost here

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 5:45am MDT

The 11th annual National Storm Chaser Convention hits town this weekend as some of the nation’s premier storm chasers converge on Denver.  Whether you are a seasoned chaser or just someone with an interest in the weather, this is an extraordinary opportunity to mingle with and hear from some of the biggest names in severe […]

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11th annual Storm Chaser Convention coming to Denver

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 8:17am MDT

The 11th annual National Storm Chaser Convention is coming to Denver from February 13th to the 15th.  Organized by storm chasers Roger Hill and Tim Samaras, this event brings together amateur and professional storm chasers, meteorologists, climatologists and experts from across a wide spectrum dealing with weather.  It is a great opportunity to learn not […]

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Green skies – Storm Chasers episode 7 sneak peek

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 1:38pm MDT

Our friendly little bird from the Discovery Channel continues to offer us – and you – sneak peeks of coming episodes of Storm Chasers.  The episode guide for this coming Sunday’s episode says: HAIL TO THE BEAST – Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Reed and Josh’s teams struggle to find the perfect storm in […]

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ThorntonWeather.com sneak peek – Storm Chasers episode 4 preview

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 2:07am MDT

The 2008 tornado season was historical for its ferocity.  Record breaking numbers of twisters struck Tornado Alley with a frequency not seen in years.  In June, north central and western Kansas were ground zero for tornado outbreaks that went on for days.  ThorntonWeather.com continues to be granted special access to the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers […]

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ThorntonWeather.com sneak peek – Storm Chasers episode 4 preview

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 7:21am MDT

We continue to be granted sneak peeks of new episodes of the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chaser’s (Sunday’s @ 8:00pm MST).  Last week corn husks fell from the sky on the scout crew after a tornado had passed and Reed and the TornadoVideos.net team chased a twister in the dark.  As the show chronicles the 2008 […]

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