Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras, the stars of Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" who died during an Oklahoma tornado, will be the subject of a tribute episode that will air on the network this week, the network said Monday. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/movies/tv/article/storm-chasers-tribute-dead-stars-air-wednesday-95106
Tim Samaras, an engineer known best for his research into tornadoes and other severe weather phenomena, died when they vehicle was overrun by a powerful storm near El Reno, Okla. His death came as a surprise becasue many people in the weather business considered him an especially careful scientist who avoided unnecessary risks. Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/06/03/storm-chaser-tim-samaras-dies-in-oklahoma-tornado/?mod=WSJBlog
The 'Storm Chasers' are back, and judging by all the insane natural disasters we've seen on the Weather Channel and in our own cities this year, they're gonna have a very action-packed new season. The 2011 storm season was unlike anything this country has seen in a long time, and the guys of the Dominator, TIV and Twistex teams were right at the heart of the storms, including the tragic and infamous tornado outbreak of over 200 twisters that tore through Alabama and Mississippi back in April. In their continuing mission to figure out the science of these storms to save lives with better early warning systems, the guys have also upgraded their high-tech storm-chasing vehicles this season, so look out for the reveal of Reed Timmer's new Dominator 2. We've got two new clips from the season premiere (Sun., Sept. 25, 9PM ET on Discovery) -- take a look after the jump and tell us what you think. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/09/24/storm-chasers-sneak-peek/
It's been a year of historic and tragic loss, unimaginable damage and an earth shattering reminder of nature's force and power. Now get the whole story on this year's record setting tornados as Storm Chasers returns for an all new season on Discovery Channel premiering Sunday, September 25 at 9 PM E/P. Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer, IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey and veteran chaser Tim Samaras are back tracking the monster tornados that made headlines throughout this past spring storm season. Storm Chasers teams witnessed first-hand the infamous tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011 when nearly 200 tornados were recorded and over 300 lives lost in just a single day. Their exclusive, never-before-seen footage combined with meteorological expertise and years of chasing experience piece together a day unprecedented in history. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/9j60Jcx_TnQ/
Check out an exclusive clip from "Judgement Day," the season finale of Storm Chasers ! For the last chase of the season, the TIV crew (navigator Brandon Ivey, driver Marcus Gutierrez and team leader Sean Casey) confront a powerful EF4 twister in Wadena, Minnesota. Watch as the team attempts to warn the town before witnessing the power of the storm firsthand. The season finale of Storm Chasers airs Wednesday, December 1 at 10/9c on Discovery. Source & Video
'Storm Chasers' has been insane this season, hasn't it? I mean, of course a show about tracking tornadoes gets its fair share of weather issues, but it's the drama when the storms stop that really keeps people tuning in. And there's plenty of it. On tonight's episode (10PM ET on Discovery), the Twistex team tests out their new tower probe, and the results are amazing; the TIV team is in major trouble, and things only get worse when Sean misses his first chase in over a decade; and tensions rise between Joel and Reed on team TVN yet again, and the guys could miss a pretty huge intercept because of their constant tinkering with the Dominator. Reed, Josh and Chris dropped by the AOL offices in the Dominator to show off the car, talk 'Twister,' tease what we can expect for the rest of this season and rate themselves on a scale of 1 to Crazy. Source & Video
Matt Hughes, a longtime meteorologist who starred on Discovery's Storm Chasers, has died. He was 30. Hughes died May 26 in Wichita, Kan., but his death wasn't made public until Wednesday's episode of Storm Chasers, which was dedicated in his memory. His death was unrelated to his often dangerous job. In a June 7 blog post titled "R.I.P. Matt" on Wichita's ABC affiliate KAKE-TV's website, Aaron Blaser, a former colleague and friend of Hughes, wrote that Hughes had tried to commit suicide. "[Hughes] was taken to the hospital after trying to take his life," Blaser wrote. "Matt was in the hospital for several days in intensive care, there was a 24 hour vigil outside the waiting room, family, other chasers, business associates, etc. I spent quite a bit of time bouncing from work to the hospital and back again...hoping for the best, comforting others, but several days later, after serious complications arose, I knew we were going to lose him. ... What a lot of us didn't know was that he suffered from depression." To Read More Click Here.