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Kyle L

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Apr 8, 2020
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Indiana
Live long and prosper! I'm Kyle and I've been a weather weenie ever since I was a little boy and a massive supercell rolled through central Indiana, where I'm from... well, that and I saw Twister and thought I'd give it a shot. I started chasing during the 2013 chase season, dragging my mom out with me since I was still a freshman in high school and I couldn't drive. We saw one tornado that year, and ever since that one, I've been hooked.

I chase when I can, and I'm slowly changing my 2014 Chevy Cruze from a little run-of-the-mill sedan into a chase car. I have some of the stuff I need: phone with RadarScope, a small radio, and a GoPro that's missing its mount. Commonly, I can only chase small local stuff because I don't have the capability to chase long distances solo because I'm a college student, so money is fairly tight.

This year, if I can, I'm going to chase as much as possible. The South looks incredibly active this year, and if it keeps up, it might be worth chasing if I can find someone to partner up with who has experience chasing in Dixie. If nothing else, the plains would be a dream come true for it since you can see for miles once you get to the plains of Kansas down through Texas.

Aside from chasing, I've been dabbling a little bit in forecasting. It's like solving a puzzle for me. While I'm still honing the skill, I think I'm slowly starting to gain some insight for different regions as to what to expect.
 

CJStefan

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Apr 11, 2020
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Pittsburgh
Hello all! My name is Cam, and for many years I've loved thunder storms and severe weather. The science behind them has always fascinated me, and witnessing those sciences in action is absolutely thrilling.

When I was little, if I had a pencil and a piece of paper, there was a 50%chance there'd soon be a drawing of a tornado on it! I'd also often watch the storms roll in over our house, giving my parents predictions and warnings as I deemed necessary. The interest to chase didn't really appear until a particularly bad storm in the early 2000s. Tornado producing storms are rare in Pittsburgh, Pa, and so witnessing a storm with such an intensity definitely left an impression.

The years passed by, and even though I hadn't expressed outward interest, storm chasing was still on the back-burner. A few years ago, that interest rekindled, and I've decided to start taking steps to (safely!) pursue the amateur storm chasing status. I recently purchased a truck, so now mobility has opened new doors (and storm chasing is one of them).

I'm glad this community has a communication platform, and I look forward to contributing what I can to storm chasing.
 
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ruth.palacios

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Apr 12, 2020
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Fairfield, Texas
Hello all!! My name is Ruth but everyone likes to call me by my middle name Anna. I have been interested in weather for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Milwaukee Wisconsin, we would get descent weather year round. The severe storms in the Spring and Summer, blizzards in Winter, and even waterspouts on lake Michigan. It made me always want to learn more. Fast-forward several years and here I am. I am super excited to be here!!
 

David H

Enthusiast
Apr 11, 2020
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Texas
Howdy! My name is David Heller and currently live in Southeast TX. My fascination with extreme weather dates back to when I was 4 years old and experienced the 1993 "Superstorm" while I was living in VA. Then, add to that the Blizzard of '96. I can also admit my increased interest to storms when I was 7 and saw the movie, Twister. It wasn't entirely a result of watching the movie itself, but rather, at the same time I was watching it in the local theater with my dad and sister, that my hometown area was struck by a tornado (F-2 if I remember correctly). Fast forward many years later to 2015, is when I officially began chasing tornadoes and supercells.

I am willing to chase Tornado and Dixie Alley, as well as eager to share thoughts and ideas about weather and storm chasing.
 

David H

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Apr 11, 2020
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Texas
Howdy David. Also here in Southeast TX. Weather in Galveston is quite null most of the year...minus the occasional hurricane. Most of my past chasing fun was in Louisiana and Iowa
Howdy TJ. I actually lived in Galveston from '07-'16. Graduated from TAMUG, Class '11. I experienced the eyewall of Ike in '08. An experience I'll always remember! Now living in the Golden Triangle. I chased the Central MS monsters yesterday and will provide a report soon.
 
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acibarich

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Feb 15, 2020
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New Hampshire
Hey everyone, I'm Adam from New Hampshire. I've been forecasting the weather for the Air Force for the past 6 years, and I'm getting back to school this fall to finish up my degrees in Meteorology.

I'm excited to get into storm chasing, and this was to be my first year dedicating time to doing so, but it seems COVID-19 might have other plans. Luckily my chase vehicle is a GMC Yukon I've converted into an impromptu road trip camper, so I may yet be able to chase and keep social distance.

Looking forward to learning more about weather and chasing here, and any advice or recommendations are always appreciated!
 

James Franc

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May 19, 2018
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Aliquippa, PA
Hi everybody! Just wanted to break the ice and introduce myself on here. I'm from the Pittsburgh, PA area. I've been interested in weather ever since I can remember. The past 3 years, I've been really studying what makes the weather tick. Severe weather is my primary interest. IF I get to this year, this will be my third year chasing. I'm a bit of a recluse and socially awkward (lol), but I would like to try to be somewhat involved with the community and learn from all of you and just share the thrill and passion that we all have in common. Hope to see you (once it's safe :p) on a road in the Plains with a twister bearing down!