Herb Stein passes away

Jul 16, 2013
Joplin, MO
RIP Herb. A name I came to know when I was just a teen in the 90's. I saw him many times out in the field while chasing, but never actually met him. Another great storm chaser and researcher has been taken from us.
May 18, 2012
Gaines, MI
Never got to meet Herb, or Andy for that matter. I hear both were awesome people. Too bad when people depart us early like this. R.I.P sir.
Oct 25, 2004
Tucson, Arizona
I'd been around Herb off and on in different towns throughout the alley when we chasers would drop anchor and head to the restaurants/saloons at the end of often exciting days. I never actually shook hands with him until the evening of June 4th '15 (the SIMLA, COLO. OUTBREAK DAY). A horde of chasers were at that big Truckstop / Restaurant / Saloon that sits across from the Holiday Inn Express in Limon. Herb was with Sean Casey and crew, and walked over to our table that included Doren Berge and Warren Faidley, and shook hands with us all. I was very glad to finally meet him. I have a tendency to watch people fairly intently and form opinions, and through the years I always read Herb as a guy who was one who probably felt things rather deeply, and one who gave decisions a lot of thought before acting on them. In essence, I read him as a total class-act....a gentleman. Gentlemen are a lost breed in this world anymore, it seems....and here we go again,.....another is taken from us long before his time. I wish now that I would have made more of an effort to get to know the man. There's a lesson there for us all....you've heard it said that it's better to give the bouquet of flowers to the desired recipient BEFORE they pass....not when they're in their coffin. Godspeed and God Bless Herb....for a life well lived. You're welcome to ride along with us in the future...anytime you feel like getting back in the chase game for a while.
Mar 24, 2013
UK (Hampshire; south coast)
Just To say during the past 16 years of chasing on the Great Plains though admittedly just for maybe 2 weeks each year I have nevertheless from time to time acknowledged Herb with a wave on a number of occasions when a big storm is just about to kick off. I think I always saw him driving the NOAA Doppler truck, is that right? ...Anyway I know his face from year in and year out and I am very sad about this news.
Just to say well done Herb with your long term effort and help regarding storm research. You will not be forgotten. ...................