Thursday, February 24, 2011

Storm Chasers

Anyone watch the TV show Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel?

Reed Timmer from the show is speaking at the University of Nebraska student union tonight and I"m going to go see it.  I think it should be pretty interesting.  Growing up in Tornado Alley I've always been interested in storms and tornadoes.  I've done some amateur storm chasing before with friends and I've found it fun.  I know it's dangerous but I like the bit of a rush I get out of it.  My chasing is nothing compared to what Reed and his crew do on the show.  In fact, Reed and his crew captured the first HD video ever shot from the inside of a tornado.  Pretty impressive stuff.  I'm thinking about buying an HD camcorder and trying to film some stuff this summer.  I think it would be fun but I also need to be careful.  I'm not a professional like the guys on this show.

 
Here's what these guys do.


If you watch the video you'll see some shots of Reed's vehicle, The Dominator.  Reed is going to have it at outside at the Nebraska Student Union for a few hours over lunch today.  I'm going to go see it and I'll post some pics of it later.  Should be an interesting talk.

26 comments:

  1. i've never seen a tornado in real life. honestly one of my life goals. that vehicle they made is intense.

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  2. I love this show, I'm going to be chasing some in southern Illinois this spring!

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  3. very crazy idea, but nice video

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  4. I'd love to chase a tornado, only because I'd want to feel that super powerful wind. I love wind, and as long as I was watching from a distance, I think I'd love it. Something so primal about mother nature at it's worst.

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  5. Ive watched this show before. let us kno what they talk about

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  6. Storm chasing looks totally sweet. Super fun way to get some adrenaline going.

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  7. sickest show! one of discovery's best

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  8. I have a friend that lives in Omaha that does this. He's insane! But the pictures he gets are amazing.

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  9. I have to say that doing something like this would take a bravery that I do not believe I have...

    Fascinating though!

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  10. this is a great show, pretty ballsy of them

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  11. I've watched it a few times. That tank they drive is badass.

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  12. i loved the show when that guy timmer was´nt in it but now its meh i watch it when i have time

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  13. If I ever get a vehicle, I'm calling it the PREDATOR. Predator>Dominator

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  14. I love that show..Especially with their tanky tanks :)

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  15. I've always had great respect for these guys, they have some balls to chase a tornado.

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  16. this is a great show, i always wanted to do that

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