• Please note this new thread in the Announcements forum regarding updated management of the site. Jeff Duda has agreed to assume ownership and lead management responsibilities during what is anticipated to be a 3-12-month interim period while we perform some updates to the site, including changing the hosting. The staff will do their best to provide timely and transparent updates throughout this transition period.

  • A website update occured last week that rendered some of the page display styles obsolete. If you have logged onto the site and are experiencing a strange or messy appearance, it is likely due to this factor. An inadvertent mistake in the meantime likely made this issue worse. It has hopefully now been fixed. See this thread for details on the fix. --Jeff


  1. Budget Video Camera For the 2023 Storm Chasing Season

    I am a new storm chaser that is looking for a main video camera for the 2023 storm chasing season. I have been using my phone but I rather just use my phone for radar only. My budget is around $200-$500 but would be willing to go up to $600 if there was a good deal on a camera. It would be...
  2. Austin Honeycutt

    Video Camera For the 2023 Storm Chasing Season

    I am a 15 year old that is looking to get my first camera for storm chasing. I am mainly looking for a camcorder but if there is a DSLR or Mirrorless camera that takes good video without overheating I might be interested. It would be my main camera and would be mounted on my windshield or...
  3. Jeremy Perez

    Selecting an External Camcorder Mic: Omni vs. Unidirectional

    I’m looking to invest $100-200 in an external mic for my camcorder (Canon VIXIA HF M30). I’ve had my eye on a couple options Canon SM-V1 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone Azden High-performance (SMX-10) Stereo Condenser Microphone (+ wind sock appropriate for either) The first is...