2016 Chase Partner Thread

Discussion in 'STORMTRACK: Announcements' started by Michael R., Jan 5, 2016.

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  1. Michael R.

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    I figured we could post this early, that way people have time to meet, chat and get to know each other before the season starts. And lets be honest, who doesn't want to start chasing talk early to bide our time until the season starts, lol.

    I'm apart of a Michigan based team, right now there is 3 of us, we are looking for one more chaser/photographer to join with us. We have two cars, but mostly use just one. We are 29, 23, and 19 years of age and have been chasing since 2012. We had a good 2015, we were featured on WNDU NBC 16 out of Northern Indiana on June 7th and our social media page is doing pretty well.

    You can message us at Facebook.com/chaseone, by email at michaelrriser@gmail.com, or a private message on here if you want to chat about teaming up.

    We will be traveling all across the country this season, so we have no limits.

    Good luck to everyone seeking partners for the upcoming season!
     
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  2. Alex Heimberger

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    Another season just around the corner & I'm looking to tag along with someone a chase or two. Having a child has made it more difficult for Christine & I to chase. Not a fan of chasing solo. So I'm hoping to find an experienced chaser(s) to catch a few setups.

    Storm chasing is one of my biggest passions. I'm out there for the storm. Not there for glory, fame or fortune. Witnessed close to four dozen tornadoes from various distances. Well traveled. Amateur forecaster. CPR/FirstAid Certified. Have my own equipment and will pay for most of the gas for trip. Home base is Kearney, Nebraska.

    This just scratches the surface of what I would like to go over with anyone that is interested. You can message me here, FB or Twitter. Email: ph4nt0mn3b3l@yahoo.com

    Good luck & Stay Safe!

    Alex Heimberger
     
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  3. Chad M

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    I'd like to throw my hat into the ring.

    I'm still new to the hobby, so I can't offer a lot as far as forecasting and such.

    I am an excellent driver, navigator, stay calm during intense moments, and get along with just about anyone. I'm very adventurous.... so you'd never hear me complaining about venturing too far from home, too close to the storm, getting scared or stressed, etc...

    Ideally, I'd like to find an experienced chaser who would not mind "taking me under the wing" per se for a chase or two. I would pay for all fuel for the chase just to be able to ride along and gain some knowledge and experience.

    I am located in Yukon, OK
     
  4. Jason Tunzer

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    Well it finally looks like 2016 will be the year I take a Chasecation and wouldn't mind finding a partner to take with. As of now I'm leaning towards the first of May, but that can obviously change. Only bad thing is I have to give two weeks notice for vacation, so I'll be locked in once I pull the trigger. I was a spotter for the local EMA for 10 years and have been chasing mainly solo for 5 years. I'm working on being a better forecaster, but I still have lots to learn. Have descent camera equipment and mobile radar setup. Home base is Omaha,NE and will travel to where the action is for the week i'm taking. PM me on here or shoot me an email at jtunzer@gmail.com if interested! Thanks
     
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  5. Nurit Versano

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    Hello everyone
    I was always interested in tornados and it has been my dream to watch a real one, and where I live there are no tornados. I was wandering if there is a possibility to join someone experienced to chase and share expenses? Is that something that people do? take someone with no experience to chase with them? I would go with a chasing tour company but it is too expensive. I would like to go for about 10-14 days.
     
  6. NealRasmussen

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    I think Steve should write a web app that connects people. The Uber of storm chasing, if you will. Have a calendar, pick the date, then it shows you a map you can click on your location, (in case car broke down and wanting a ride...), and/or a radius to catch the ride. (ie, "I could drive to Amarillo and leave my car at a walmart, w/e). This would be cross-linked to our experience profile, etc.

    This would be a nice visual tool, huh Steve? ;)

    (Ducking Steve's frozen trout thrown...)
     
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  7. Steve Miller

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    Shall I begin a Kickstarter?
     
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  8. Jason Boggs

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    Call the app....."The Steering Wheel"
     
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  9. Tom Dulong

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    Greetings. I am a meteorologist looking for other Dallas/Fort Worth based chase partners for this spring/summer. I have chased off-and-on for 30 years. I could drive (prefer not to) and would certainly pay my part of expenses. My schedule is generally open and flexible. No "yahoo's" please. Send me a message if interested.
     
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  10. Kahner Cleveland

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    Figured I'd take some part in this thread as most of my friends don't offer the most help when chasing. Am looking for a chase-pal or a group to chase with this season. I am still in school (I'm 17) so would only be able to chase after about 2:00pm once school is out and also won't be able to chase most weekends as I work weekends. I have about 6 chasing experiences as a driver, photographer/videographer, and of course "cloud feature identifier." I have read up on severe weather as I am absolutely fascinated by severe weather. I am set that meteorology will be my major. Base is Cedar Rapids, Iowa.(Eastern Iowa.) Anyone in the state or nearby looking to chase with myself please let me know. Thank you!

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  11. David Williams

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    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to make a quick post on here before I start a new thread on the topic I'm about to discuss. I want to extend an opportunity to those chasers that are living outside of the U.S.A. to come chase with me. I understand that traveling to the U.S. is very expensive, and the price of storm chasing tour companies is also very expensive. Therefore, if you are interested in chasing with me, I will be chasing full-time from about May 20th until the end of June. I currently have a friend from Sweden that will be joining me for a week or two in the end of May and beginning of June. I also had a couple guys from Slovenia that were coming for a couple weeks in May and June; however, they have some issues complicating their plans at this time, and they may not be able to come this year. I only have 3 available seats in my car at any one time, so I go on a first come first serve basis. Anyway, if you want more information, you can start a conversation with me, or you can wait for the thread that I will start in the Stormtrack: Announcements section. I'll give a more detailed explanation of everything.

    Cheers,
    David
     
  12. Malcolm Shuttleworth

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    Hello fellow weather fanatics!

    I'm also looking for a chase partner/partners for the 2016 season. I live in Regina, Saskatchewan and will be travelling as far south as Nebraska and slowly moving my way North as the season progresses. I have a good storm chasing vehicle, radar software and a lot of camera equipment so nothing is required in that regard. I'm looking for people who are committed to chasing and who can help out with operating cameras and keeping an eye on radar. Anyways feel free to private message me if your interested in collaborating or just want to talk weather!

    Thanks, Malcolm
     
  13. Shawn Gossman

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    I'm more of a local chaser than anything else. I live in southern Illinois. If anyone around me ever wants to chase locally, feel free to hit me up! I can afford gas and can even provide the vehicle. I love meeting others and am easy to get along with.
     
  14. David Brookshier

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    Count me in Tom, I can drive if needed.
     
  15. David Brookshier

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    Calling all north Texas chasers!, Surely there are more of us from the DFW area around on this forum somewhere :) I'm always looking for an experienced driver for some of our local chases. I love all aspects of chasing and I'm easy to get along with. PM if interested.
     
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  16. Tom Dulong

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    Good message. Hopefully we can round up a few more chasers from this area!


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  17. Ben Nehring

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    Hi everyone! I posted in a different thread and was referred here so thought I would chime in. I am a full time photographer based off of the island of Kauai, Hawaii and have chased as an amateur for about 15 years (I grew up in the midwest). I am looking to do a two week trip to the mainland this year to be fully focused on storm photography. I am a very experienced photographer and have all the gear needed to shoot any situation. I am mostly looking to find like minded people with different skill sets who can either meet up or who already have plans that I can come to you. I would really like to find a good meteorologist at least to chase with for safety reasons because I don't trust my knowledge nearly enough for that responsibility. I can basically travel anywhere in the country at any given time since I do it for a living. I do currently have a trip planned to the mainland for the third week in May and would gladly piggy back the three weeks together to avoid a second airfare all the way back to the islands. If you want to check out some of my work feel free, its at www.BensViewfinder.com and if anyone is interested in trying to put something together feel free to email me at bensviewfinder@gmail.com.
     
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  18. Ethan Lang

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    Hey I live in Hastings I am 17 and have chased kind of on my own for the past 2 years and would love to tag along with you when I can
     
  19. Ethan Lang

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    Also I am a fairly good forecaster as I have forecasted and chased several dozen local setups and have been able to witness a few twisters
     
  20. Brad Dormer

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    if anyone ever happens to be in the Omaha/Bellevue/Plattsmouth area of Nebraska, feel free to let me know and I'll tag along, taking spotter training on March 29th and only 15, but I hope to be out chasing this summer, might even be able to help pay for gas/food.

    Email is bradleydormer0@gmail.com or eastneweather@gmail.com I check each regularly and I'm not always online here.
     
  21. Jason Tunzer

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    Douglas County's Spotter Training is Tuesday March 22nd at Boys Town. I will be in attendance with DCEMA. If you can make it, stop up and introduce yourself.
     
  22. Brad Dormer

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    I will be at the one in Weeping Water on March 29th.
     
  23. David Hodges

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    I like to play the odds. I know by doing so that I will lose out on some opportunities but like to try to play the best hand.I am not one who likes to chase every cloud. I like to increase my odds and wait until the end of April every spring when things start to pick up.This is when I pick up too. With that said I am interested and always would like to hear from people who are looking for LOCAL chase partners who would like to get together, pitch in for gas for the opportunity to learn and photograph the mesocyclone up close. I am based in the Norman area If this sounds like something you would be interested in and have questions, please feel free to message me anytime. I would like to hear from you.
     
  24. JF Massicotte

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    Flying to KC and will chase for three days Mon-Tue-Wed (25-27th). I'll be alone so if anyone wants to chase and share costs I'd be happy.
     
  25. Manuel Salgado

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    I chase regularly out of College Station in SE Texas. I don't always go alone, but at least 2/3rds of my outings are solo. I always welcome a partner or more and I am happy to do the driving (although I'm not married to the wheel by any means). I have been chasing for many years, I am a graduate student in atmospheric sciences and although severe weather forecasting is far from my specialty I feel confident in my abilities. If anyone is interested in joining me, just shoot me a PM. Thanks
     
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