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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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The hunt is on – ThorntonWeather.com ready to take to the plains

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 7:47am MDT

Storm Chase 2010 is making final preparations to take to the Great Plains on Saturday. With severe weather forecast for the northern plains, the opportunity is too good to resist so the hunt begins a day early. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a slight risk for severe weather on an area from northeastern Colorado […]

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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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Tornado claims the life of an elderly man in Arkansas; First tornado fatality of the year

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 4:35pm MDT

Tornadoes tore through Arkansas late yesterday and claimed the first tornado victim of 2010. One person was reported dead and three injured as the series of storms moved across the state. The first twister of the night struck at 6:28pm local time in Saline County. That tornado damaged nearly two dozen homes but no injuries […]

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No tornadoes reported in February for the first time on record

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 4:57pm MDT

While there was plenty of notable weather last month in the United States including the severe winter storms in the northeast, tornadoes were not one weather phenomena anyone had to worry about. According to the National Weather Service, there were no twisters reported during February 2010 – the first time since record keeping began in […]

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Predictions of climate change induced natural disasters falling flat

Friday, November 6th, 2009 9:09am MDT

Manmade climate change is said to present humankind with some of its greatest challenges in the planet’s history, not the least of which is an alarming increase in frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Massive flooding, super-powered hurricanes, endless tornado seasons and more have all been said to be the direst of consequences of global […]

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Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers premieres Sunday

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 4:37pm MDT

Storm Chasers is the Discover Channel’s hit show that tracks a team of tornado chasers across Tornado Alley as they hunt for twisters. Entering its third season, the season premiere is this Sunday, October 18th at 8:00pm MDT. This season the team features a number of changes over year’s past. Josh Wurman and his team […]

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Is global warming responsible for a slow tornado season?

Monday, June 1st, 2009 7:48am MDT

Stormchasers across Tornado Alley have been frustrated this spring by what seems to be a lack of tornadoes and severe weather.  Indeed, VORTEX2, the largest tornado field study ever, has been running for more than two weeks now and has not seen one twister.  Last week, Weather Channel Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro speculated that global […]

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Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with VORTEX2 stormchasers

Monday, May 18th, 2009 2:36pm MDT

The scientists and researchers taking part in VORTEX2, the largest ever tornado field study, have been confounded by Mother Nature in their search for twisters.  The Verification of Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment2 (VORTEX2) and its accompanying 80 scientists and 40 vehicles have yet to track a tornado since the project launched just over […]

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VORTEX2 stormchasers on the hunt today

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 1:22pm MDT

Since officially kicking off on Sunday, the weather has been less than cooperative for the VORTEX2 tornado field study teams.  From their starting point in Oklahoma, there simply has not been severe weather worthy of them chasing.  That is changing right at this moment as the team is on the road and headed to western […]

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