Dear Lady's and Gentlemen (and everything in between),
Thanks for letting me in to the club of storm chasers – although there is not much to chase in the Netherlands if it comes to tornado's —, a few people in the Netherlands like myself are interested in extreme weather conditions for scientific approach (that doesn't mean we aren't excited to witness some nice storm fronts and the trill of chasing). There is just a small problem that I encounter, 99% of the chasers are not interested in building some personal projects to improve the experience like I am trying to do.
In my case, I'm converting an old car specially for chasing weather conditions and small vacation (sad enough we don't have the giant AWD or 4×4 cars like you have “within reasonable prices”, and the gas prices, insurance and road tax are not cheap in the Netherlands), my targets are the southern of Europe for the more extreme storms and the Scandinavian region for the Aurora borealis and star gazing. That means that there are some challenges to overcome for building the best between both worlds of chasing storms and astronomy.
For now, I'm quite interested in the more advanced knowledge and reaching out to a bigger community outside the Netherlands and, improve my language (especially technical terms) for international communication. The best way is reading as much as possible from time to time, so I can improve my skills.
For now my small introduction and soon up to a personal topic with my progress and questions when needed.