Location: Brighton, CO
Started Chasing: 2002
Web site: http://marcelo-albuquerque.artistwebsites.com/
Bio: I’m A USAF Vet, and lover of all things nature & photography. My hobbies include storm chasing, all types of photography, fishing, and rock hounding.
Favorite Storm Chasing Photos
Favorite Chase Video
How did you realize your love for weather?
Just always have.
When did you decide you wanted to storm chase?
In 1997 after my first Landspout
How long have you been actively chasing?
Do you chase for a reason?
For public safety and for photos
Do you see passion as a good or bad thing?
It’s a GREAT thing
Do you prefer to chase alone or with a group?
Have you ever considered going on a storm chase tour?
How do you feel about the current state of storm chasing?
Which era of chasing would you prefer to exist? Old-school or new-school?
How far are you willing to travel for a good set up?
No farther East than Kansas, no further South than Texas
What are your favorite areas to chase? Least favorite?
Eastern CO & Western KS/ Any metro area
What is you favorite type of set up to chase? Least favorite?
Backyard or Denver cyclone / An SPC “See Text” day
What is your most memorable chase? Least memorable?
6/4/2014 Limon, CO / I don’t remember
Have you ever feared for your life?
Are you afraid to make dangerous maneuvers while chasing? (I.E core punching/hook slicing/living in the bears cage)
Generally Speaking no
Do you have any superstitions?
Would you sacrifice a salaried job with full benefits, but only 2 weeks out of the year to chase for a paycheck to paycheck life with unlimited chasing?
Probably not (depends)
Are you currently doing anything job related to the weather?
Have you ever been to ChaserCon?
Are you more likely to hang out with other chasers while waiting for initiation, or sit alone on a country road watching the sky?
Hanging out is fun.
What is your favorite storm chase and why?
6/4/2014 Limon, CO / What’s not to love about two giant meso’s back to back!
What date burns in you (think bust) and why?
I usually brain dump busts
Do you always know why you made the wrong or right decisions to chase a particular day?
How did you learn what you know about forecasting and meteorology?
Davies Forecasting Class 2014 ChaserCon
Do you consider the day a success even if you don’t witness a tornado?
Yes, if I get good shots
Do you feel short changed if you see a tornado from a greater distance to you than you prefer?
How do you feel about the post “Storm Chaser” generation?
Do you feel like the scientific community should get the same respect as emergency vehicles around storms?
Emergency Vehicles should always be 1st priority (minus cop cars)
How you do you feel about the media in regards to the weather and chasing?
They serve their purpose but too often hype mundane or negative things
Who are the most influential people to you out in the field?
Would you considering getting your children into storm chasing?
If you didn’t know anything about storm chasing, how would you react if your child said they wanted to be a chaser?
With concern & interest
What do you fear most about a storm?
Lightning & blinding conditions
What type of storm do you prefer to chase? (Ugly HP/sculpted LP/classic/squall line)
Do you stop your progress toward a storm for a great photography opportunity?
How do you feel about law enforcement immediately around a tornadic supercell?
Should storm chasers feel more entitled to be around storms than law enforcement or locals?
No not really
Do you have a job that supports storm chasing?
It supports my storm chasing
Do you have a family that supports storm chasing?
How long do you plan on chasing?
Till I can’t drive anymore!!