What is SDS?

John Diel

Mar 25, 2004
North Central Oklahoma
Storm Deprivation Syndrome

All chasers suffer this at one time or another. It's not proven to be genetic, though there is some research leaning that way. It IS, however, contagious. It IS limited to the Storm Chaser Community in general. The only known temporary relief is chasing a storm. There is no known cure.
Dec 16, 2003
Seattle, WA
In East Texas, I walked outside yesterday morning to gusty winds and an atmosphere that FELT like severe weather was about to pop.

Most folks gasp when they walk into air that is way too cold. When you gasp at a warm, windy morning... and it's February, you have SDS.

We had SVR about 60 miles south. Too bad I had to sit at work and watch it on radar. I actually did an RHI three times with our in-house system... ahh to see hail!