Matt Biddle

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  1. Dan Robinson

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    I was saddened to learn that Matt Biddle, a veteran in the storm chasing community, passed away last night (April 10). Matt was a prominent figure in storm chasing in the 1990s era and beyond. He participated in the VORTEX research project, and worked as a consultant for the movie "Twister". His distinctive El Camino chase vehicle was a fixture on the Plains in the 90s.

    Chuck Doswell posted this tribute:

    https://cadiiitalk.blogspot.com/2018/04/a-tribute-to-matt-biddle-my-friend-and.html

    Matt's web site:

    http://weather.ou.edu/~mbiddle/modrisk.html

    Spotter Network tribute (time sensitive, April 11)

    https://twitter.com/spotternetwork/status/984196421975855104

    From Tim Marshall:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...84530342966.2053772.1523239328&type=3&theater

    From Robin Tanamachi:

    https://twitter.com/tornatrix/status/984055104285429761

    This video put together by Blake Naftel includes Matt talking about the June 8, 1995 Allison, Texas tornado intercept during VORTEX:

     
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  2. Andy Wehrle

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    RIP Matt. I read a lot about him in Mark Svenvold's book "Big Weather," from when Mark chased with him during the 2004 season.
     
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    So sad to hear this, Matt Biddle was one of the first chasers I heard of when I began storm chasing in the 90's. RIP Matt.
     
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    I remember him from my days at OU. He was a motivated and passionate student and I am glad to see it reflected in his life's work.
     
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    Matt had a short and hard life, yet he continued to smile. Matt and I teamed up one evening at the AMS CONFERENCE in ORLANDO, FL where they closed Universal Studios to the public, and we got to have the run of the place. We road BACK TO THE FUTURE and MEN IN BLACK rides over and over again, and had a blast. Matt, my friend, you will be missed.
     
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    RIP Matt Biddle...
     

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