Privet, thanks for good work.
Thank you for visiting our webpage. We would love it if you would
to our guestbook!
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 00:31:01 (EDT)
I will add this page to bookmark.
USA - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 00:43:13 (EDT)
Germany - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 16:45:06 (EDT)
Germany - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 16:42:26 (EDT)
I was looking for storm pictures and found some good ones thank you.
Yvonne Barton <>
Trenton, NC USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 04:23:30 (EDT)
Endicott, NY USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:34:28 (EDT)
I finaly found your website... only one word: "AWESOME"! Email me back
if you can or call. Happy Thanksgiving/Christmas if you read this before
David Stephens <>
Hopkinsville, KY USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 21:10:20 (EST)
Just wanted to drop by again to check out updates and to thank the
Board for my membership. Heat Index here is 91F so I hope you can send me
some cool air down here to South Florida !!!! God Bless and keep up the
David A. Smith <>
Stuart, FL USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 13:49:50 (EST)
LOVE THE SITE! KEEP IT UP! :-)
Michael Higginbotham <>
Gadsden, AL USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 13:19:12 (EST)
Barry F. Boyce <>
Seattle, WA USA -
I JUST LOVED YOUR WEBSITE. IT WAS GREAT! THANKS!
Cody Gray <>
Pocola, OK USA -
Very nice Web Site. Love the lightning pictures.
Frank Mendez <>
Largo, FL USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 18:48:19 (EDT)
cool site keep up the good work
FL USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 10:31:12 (EDT)
Very cool web site... and you all are brave!! Good Luck!
Sandy Marx <>
Batavia, OH USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 22:12:57 (EDT)
Hi guys, I was with the team that hit the deer near Alva, OK after
watching a cell with your Beta team (after nearly getting ticketed for
doing 85 in a 65, even though we weren't going that fast!). It was nice to
meet you all. We only had 3 total days of chasing; our transmission blew
on the Explorer 2 days after the deer incident. got some great
stills/video of some photogenic storms. Let me know if you'd like
Lakewood, OH USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 23:15:36 (EDT)
So good to see a chaser team that relies equally upon the
intelligence, creativity, and "tinglies" of females in a male dominated
activity. Also, really great to find a group whose priority isn't ripping
people off. Thanks for the journey through your site.
Barbara Sands <>
Albany, NY USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 12:13:41 (EDT)
John Klaassen <>
Hudsonville, MI USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 13:16:36 (EDT)
Enjoyed your awsome website. Happy hunting and take care of crazy Mark (Moose) who is currently chasing the chasers. CTR
Chaz Russell <>
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 17:58:58 (EDT)
Just dropped in to see what ya'll were all about. I have to admit that
I am extremely impressed with www.mcwar.org, as well as your individual
homepages. You all seem to be intelligent & creative people, as demands
stormchasing, I imagine. I spent the greater part of the morning browsing
the pages & links. I even read a few picture stories. Have to say, your
site includes both educational and entertaining qualities. If your ever
out this way again, stop in and see us. I would love an update. I'll
visit with you later. Amy
Amy Scott <>
Tioga, Texas USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 16:15:01 (EDT)
Very intresting and informing website!
Angela Gregory <>
Cold Spring, KY USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 15:29:48 (EDT)
Great Work, Do you have any upcoming projects?
David PBS 'Aime' <>
Bolton, UK - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 15:42:02 (EDT)
I'm only 14 but ever sience the movie Twister i knew i wanted to be a
chaser my friends think i'm crazy because i'm from california and we
don't get that action out here but what can i say i'm hooked and this web
site is so awsome keep up the good work :)
Devon Owings <>
Riverside, CA USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 21:32:24 (EDT)
Storm chasing rocks! Without the chasers, we'd be dead!!! Thanks to
all you chasers out there who make our country safer and help us to
understand the weather! You guys are my heroes!
Shadow JT Traveler <>
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 15:43:40 (EDT)
How can I join your chat?
Bobby Pleasant <>
Butler, TN USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 13:07:01 (EST)
Great Website and program. Hope to become a member soon!
David Lane <>
Mankato, MN USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 15:31:27 (EST)
I really enjoyed your site. Keep up the good work!
Jackie Kotlarek <>
Duluth, MN USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 15:35:06 (EST)
Nice Website. I am fasinated with tornados and would like to become a
professional stormchaser. So far in my life I have seen 2(two) tornados
F1 and a F0. They are really fun to be in as long as you watch what you
are doing. THANX!!!
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 19:09:48
Nice web site keep up the good work, good luck on the new ambulance
look forward to seeing pictures when you get it done, Happy Hunting maybe
see you on the road.
Sammy Arnold <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 06:11:38 (EST)
Storm chasing is so exciting. I'm really interested in it.
Elmira, NY USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 16:58:44
Good webpage you have here, and best greetings to you all And You Are
27 IDX 106 - Odinn
Akranes, ICELAND - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 19:10:34 (EST)
I have studied storms for 6 years and hope to become a professional
Dayton Dodge <>
Brookhaven, MS USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 12:10:53 (EST)
ive been into storm chasing since i got my first vehilce, and even
before i would go with mom and watch storms, ur site it really
Nick Filcaske <>
Gillette, WY USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 16:48:01 (EST)
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 17:15:40 (EST)
Its a cool web over here. Nice.
Elaine Parask <>
Edinburg, TX USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 00:23:04 (EST)
Hey Evereybody, I am a 15 year old at Fairhope High and I'm loving it.
Aim me some time at Stingray8642. Peace out and Love Yall!
Matt Ray <>
Fairhope, AL USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 10:03:42 (EDT)
Thank You for the option of signing this guestbook. I want to thank
my good friend Nancy Bose who I have been friends with now for a few
years, she has given me helpful information regarding skywarn training,
community services, as I am moving forward to attend these classes and
have signed up with the American Red Cross here in Binghamton, NY for
training in volunteer work/disaster relief. I hope to learn more about
forecasting weather with further training since storm chasing is
something I'm very much interested in participating in, and hope to be a
part of when chasing season begins.
William Brown <>
Endicott, NY USA - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 14:11:32 (EDT)
Tim & I were on the same BOY as ur teamin Texas on the 26th>>Where
were U 'guys' on the 29th?? While freinds of mine stayed in the Tx.
Panhandle, We sacked the Lamar Co. showdown from inception!!
Jack "THUNDERHEAD" Corso <>
Harrison, NY USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 17:57:02 (EDT)
I live in tornado alley and you guys sure do help us keep an eye on our
property and lives... thank you.
Vicky Sloan <>
Wichita, KS USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 10:06:33 (EDT)
meet one of you on the zone.
clyde slay <>
Deville, LA USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 07:47:46 (EDT)
i really liked your web page on storm chaseing i love it
London, Ont Canada - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 13:43:36 (EDT)
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 17:50:13 (EDT)
Ladies and gentlement...excellant site. There is
tremendous information in your articles. One that caught my
attention was the discussion of gravity waves. I have seen
some satellite pictures on other sites, like NSSL, of these.
I have wondered if these could be studied/researched to see
if it could foretell severe weather and/or tornadoes. I
really like the chase logs, I hope to see new ones in the
future. You've got a fantastic gallery with great pictures.
There are a nice amount of wx links also. I especially
like how one of your members said "you can read all kinds of
books about severe weather, but to get that experience of
what to look for, you need to be out in the field witnessing
it". That's not the exact quote obviously, but my point.
Dosen't it always have to come down to the "if's" If I had
the knowledge and if I had the money, i would be that other
severe weather fanatic out with this group trying to find
that clue to provide for a better, quicker warning time, and
safety for the public. Great site folks.
Makenzie Porter <>
Muncie, IN USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 04:18:28 (EDT)
Interesting web site. Sounds like you have a good idea.
Harold Hanes <>
Louisville, TN USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 21:19:09
Wow, I have never been completely interested in Atmospheric Conditions
or Phenomenon, but I have to say that this sight is Distictively
interesting. I still have a lot more to read, but I will definately
visit this site Again
Ryan Pinch <>
Fort Collins, CO USA - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 11:57:29 (EDT)
Wow. I am so interested in this group. I am going to college right now
and my minor is Meteorology. I want to be a storm chaser and I am
planning on starting a weather magazine soon after graduation. I do storm
chase, when bad weather comes to my area, which is not often. But, I have
seen one tornado, touched down too, so I happy about that :) How would I
get involved in this group?
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 15:18:11 (EDT)
read an article on your group in the local paper and thought i'd look
you up. Allan and Brian you take amazing pics, photography is my interest
and sky shots are the best. Over here we don't get the chance to see
tornadoes, the closest we come to anything like it are cyclones, so as
you can imagine it amazes me to see you being so close to them. Keep up
the good work!!!
Gold Coast, qld Australia - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 01:37:02
I just want to say that you guys have a good thing going. I wish that
I could do something like that. I've had a passion for tornadoes and
storm chasing for as long as I can remember. I am currently in the Air
Force studying weather. Could you tell me how I could get into something
like that? Thank you very much.
Angie Olson <>
Minot, ND USA - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 01:41:43 (EDT)
Just read your USA Today article and with all the storms around my
area lately, going to watch your site more. Thanks for the work you
Ronald Colby <>
Amery, WI USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 05:28:30 (EDT)
i love storms, the stonger the better.
ive always wanted to be a storm chaser
but didnt know how to go about it.
pamela (stevens) petty <>
Hinckley, IL USA - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 14:20:47 (EDT)
Read the article on strom chasers in USA TODAY. I have always wanted
to do that. I watch every show and read every article I can get my hands
on concerning STORMS. I was in Charleston,South Carolina when HUGO hit,
it was unbelievable the POWER this storm had.......
Don McIntyre <>
Greenville, SC USA - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 23:18:46 (EDT)
I WAS IN XENIA OHIO IN 1974. ALSO LIVED IN ALASKA. STORMS COME UP REAL
FAST. NO TWISTER'S. BUT WHEN WE HAVE A STORM ALONG THE INSIDE PASSAGE AND
YOU ARE FLYING A SMALL PLANE YOU FLY ABOUT 5 FEET OFF THE WATER IN ORDER
TO SEE. AND TAKE A CHANCE OF HITTING SHIPS. AND THE FERRY'S. I HAVE BEEN
ON FERRY'S IN THE BACK OF THEM AND HAVE SEEN THE BOTTOMS OF PLANE'S
FLYING PAST US IN STORMS.
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 11:14:09 (EDT)
The most inspiring occurance in my life was to witness the formation
and dropping of an F1 tornado that landed near my workplace in upstate NY
a number of years ago. Holy cow was it windy!!!
Edward Rock <>
Baldwinsville, NY USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 23:14:02 (EDT)
Read the article in USA Today. I briefly looked at some of the
pictures. Very impressed!!
Steve Nordstrom <>
Odessa, FL USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 21:25:57 (EDT)
I am a storm "watcher" and want to be a storm chaser. I have lived in
Oklahoma and watched formations, feeling very intuitive about the power
in each storm. I could sense them and would often tell my husband which
ones were tornadoes, which we saw in Oklahoma. I have always been enlived
and tend to be fearless in the face of natural power. Climbed active
volcanoes, mtns, scuba dived, etc. Traveled. I want to be in contact with
someone and arrange a season to share this opportunity with your group or
someone else's. This is a goal and a vision. I am a natural.
Judy Stafford <>
Tigard, OR USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 18:38:47 (EDT)
seen the article on the USA Today web site and had to come visit
Steve Ebert <>
Winsted, MN USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 16:41:50 (EDT)
Saw the write up in USA Today. Great article. I've enjoyed your
website and hope to have time to come back later and read more in depth.
Keep up the good work.
Rex Bader <>
Richmond, VA USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 16:02:32 (EDT)
Lots of action in the area for the past two weeks. Looking forward to
talking to Nancy Wednesday on our show (6am, CT). Listen on our website.
Fargo, ND USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 14:05:22 (EDT)
Enjoy perusing your site. Nice article in the USA Today (June 19,
2001 Sect D). Nice to know that I can tell my kids I am not the only nut
out there chasing storms with a camera. :)
Jay Samuel <>
AZ USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 13:48:46 (EDT)
maureen ahearn <>
Plantation, FL USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 01:26:25 (EDT)
Doug Elick, We are wishing you well from your birthplace, Tunkhannock,
PA Joan And Harold Titman
Joan M. Titman <>
Tunkhannock, PA USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 22:34:16 (EDT)
Hi, I am a friend of Geoff Mackley, and am facinated in following
svere weather. Your page is great for seeing exactly what is happening.
Wish I could come and chase a few storms.
Ewen Sutherland <>
Waiheke Island, New Zealand - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 20:53:18 (EDT)
just checking out ur sight here... love storms and things like
Corpus Christi, TX USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 09:34:29 (EDT)
Tanks for all! Good jod!
Show must go on!
Chuzel David <>
Ste Helene du Lac, Savoie France - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 16:31:29 (EDT)
Great Site. Always wanted to chase after a tornado. Deb McKay is a
good friend of mine. we also are a amateur radio operated K2ipx for
42years. we are a private weather forcaster.Belong to AMS Boston,Mass.And
the Royal Meteorological Society OF Reading,England.
William C.Knight <>
Kenvil, NJ USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 15:42:03 (EDT)
I commend you on your work and service to the community. I enjoyed
visiting your site and learning about your organization.
Lynn Albright <>
Fallston, MD USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 08:16:06 (EDT)
I really like the site and also like the concept of "OZ", keep up
the beneficial work to save lives
Darin Hall <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 21:09:07 (EDT)
have the right reports, it is great to view your sites
roseanna perretta-soleman <>
Jersey City, NJ USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 02:11:34 (EDT)
Let me eat YOU in Centreville VA !!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Centreville, VA USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 06:44:58 (EDT)
Excellent site. The photography is quite beautiful. I particularly
enjoyed the tips on chasing.
Bethesda, MD USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 14:50:07 (EDT)
Ham Radio operator K4MIS.
Bill Uschan <>
Frankfort, KY USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 17:03:48 (EST)
I like the layout, pics, color, and the list of articles and info.
Althoug I didn't read them I will be back again and again.
Jean Priestley <>
Pennsauken, NJ USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 00:16:39 (EST)
George Hrabovsky <>
Madison, WI USA - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 10:12:21 (EST)
THIS IS A COOL PAGE
TX USA - Friday, March 09, 2001 at 00:01:54 (EST)
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. The only problem with the site is:
where is the contact info? I am currently working on a multistate chase
program through my work, www.dto.com, and would love to have more
assistance in it. So anyone viewing this, as well as the members, please
contact me. I would like to primarily hear from the members in this area,
'cause you guys have got me going again and would love to find the right
Dusty Thomas <>
Kansas City, KS USA - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 00:34:30 (EST)
Great Skywarn site. Very informative.
Dave Garrett - Flagler Co. Skywarn Net Coordinator.
Dave Garrett <>
Palm Coast, FL USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 19:29:46 (EST)
I like your site and all of the information! It looks great!
Troy Christensen <>
Naperville, IL USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 21:23:10 (EST)
Excellent Weather Website ! Very well designed, very informative. I
plan many future visits!!!!
Everyone is invited to Join my Yahoo! weather club !
Woodbridge, VA USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 11:23:32 (EST)
Thanks for contacting us! I looked up your site first. I will read
your word file next. Mary
Mary Ramer <>
Jeffersonville, IN USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 22:34:20
The web site is well organized and the content is great to match.
I really enjoyed the photographs of the many storms and cloud formations.
Good luck on your future ventures!!
Steven Vilpors <>
Fort Collins, CO USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 12:24:32
StormChase1 let me here from you. Would be fun to meet this spring
here in Piedmont. Jay
Jay D. Stout <>
Piedmont, OK USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 22:18:42 (EST)
I just found your site and wanted to compliment you on the excelent
work. I have alot of respect for the work you do and look forward to
hearing about your experiences in the coming 2001 chase season. I will
be making my first trip to the alley this spring. I have spent the last
5 years chasing in MN,WI ND and SD so I am really looking forward to
getting into the great wide open where one can see for more than 3 miles!
Best of luck to you happy hunting!
Patrick Burke <>
Duluth, MN USA - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 14:52:31 (EST)
A great site with some good articles to. I am in the middle of setting
up my website at the above url. I plan on having a section devoted to
British Severe Weather / Storm Chasing, so i have found some great
information here. By the way did you know that Britain has the highest
frequency of Tornadoes per unit area in the world? just thought i would
let you all know! Take care everyone. Richard
Richard Byett <>
Glosecter, UK - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 11:44:23 (EST)
Nice site !
Steve Marsahll <>
Meadville, PA USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 16:38:14
Hi! I stumbled upon your page and enjoyed it, and the links as well.
I just moved out here to Laramie Wyoming, where the weather is REALLY
BORING, especially after spending four years in Iowa, where it gets
pretty active. The summer before last ('99) and the one two years before
that ('97) were just fantastic in terms of the atmosphere, and I loved
sitting on my roof and watching the storms, and then finding an easily
swayed friend and talking him into driving after the lightning and the clouds.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I enjoyed your page and hope to see
more about it.Elly Monson
Elly Monson <>
Laramie, WY USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 09:58:42 (EST)
Hi my name is Michelle Barriage. I'm from Belleville Ont. I'm 12. I'm
doing a report on Natural Disasters. Well gotta go thank you for taking
the time to read my letter. thank-you michelle barriage
Belleville, Ont Canada - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 20:39:38
Wow great web site, you know what, I got in here cause I am trying to
research about a person who is very dear to me... he lives there in the
USA, and lately we didn't got communication and so I am very worried about
him. If somebody would want to help me please do write me... I am so sorry
for revealing this problem, but I tell you you just got a great website...
thanks very much and have a nice day to those searching like me...
Noemi Tanguilan <>
Tuguegarao, Philippines - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 05:03:58 (EST)
It's good to see such a high interest in storm chasing even outside of
Tornado Alley. Good luck to all of you. If you all decide to chase in
Okalhoma in the future, let me know.
Greg McLaughlin <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 12:30:22 (EST)
I've been a Ham for 26 years and a chaser for 20. After going through
the OK-FIRST program three years ago I am stuck inside watching the radar more than on the road. But that is changing with the cellular modem and lap-top. These sites are the heart a
nd soul of what we do. But, I think that the educational value far exceeds just the war stories told. Until I attended O.U.'s Meteorogical program the data contain at sites like this one would have keep alot more safer not to mention much more succesful i
n the quest. Keep up the great work.
Robert Gillespie <>
Hugo, OK USA - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 15:05:54 (EDT)
I'm a weather nut. My biggest wish is to go Tornado chaseing someday anyone out yheit got any suggusted on how to get in touch with a chaser?
Pam Rhine <>
Yucaipa, CA USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 22:17:13
great page we never see storms like that in england well done.
david hindmarsh <>
Newcastle, ND England - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 05:47:34
Your website is great. I like the photograph of the 22 may W-Arkansas supercell, because I was chasing there too (check out my website). I have made a link to your website; hope you will do the same. Best regards, Menno.
Menno van der Haven <>
Waddinxveen, Netherlands - Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 16:21:47 (EDT)
great web site, as an ex-chaser, it is very interesting and informative
Earl W. Day <>
Salt Point, NY USA - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 10:00:40 (EDT)
Hi there! Nice site guys, some nice photos amd articles, keep up the
great work, I am hoping to make it over there in a couple of years time
to chase (not that we dont get supercells/tornadoes/large hail here in
Australia, chasing storms seems like it would be a little easier over
Anyway good luck on future chase's, and keep safe.
Matthew Smith <>
Sydney, NSW Australia !!! - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 09:10:47 (EDT)
Something like your site is what I hope one day we of the Dark Skys Chase and Response Team will have - entertaining AND extremely informative. The guidelines and Handbook were esp. helpful- showing me that we,as a team,are totally on the right track!
Thank you for an excellent site, sharing your knowledge, and your honesty. I can see why you given an award! Congratulations and I wish you all continued success!
Sharon Croman <>
Near Williamsport, PA USA - Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 16:16:44 (EDT)
Interesting! Please send membership information.
Allan W. Cortese <>
Billerica, MA USA - Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 10:53:12
I am the Assistant Coordinator of the Dark Skys Chase and Response
Team based and opperated out of Hughesville, PA (Lycoming County). I
like the site very much and find your intensions involving severe weather
just like ours. I am a second year college student at Penn State
University going into Meteorology. We are in the process of making
another homepage, www.darkskys.org it's still under construction. Thank
you and Take care.
Eli Roberts <>
Hughesville, PA USA - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 12:22:52 (EDT)
You have a nice, clean site. It is always good to know fellow chasers.
Richard T. Welsh <>
Hughesville, PA USA - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 12:21:30 (EDT)
New to the web site just looking around
Brian Bedolla <>
Ypsilanti, MI USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 21:49:59 (EDT)
Excellent website! I'm a ham operator and a member of the local skywatch operators. Keep up the good work.
Bob Paul <>
Minnetonka, MN USA - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 17:53:31 (EDT)
It is interesting to C where others were in comparison to our vantage points & places on high chase days & to view what was sacked. J"T"C
Harrison, NY USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 14:15:08 (EDT)
NEED TO KNOW ADOUT HURRICANE.
DICK FANCHER <>
NORTH WINDHAM, CT USA - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 14:15:15 (EDT)
Just lookin 'round tryin' to find info about about helping spot severe storms and such around the Nashville, tn. area. I liked your page. Haven't found what I'm lookin for yet. Any info would be appreciated.
Thompsons Station, TN USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 17:36:28
You have a super site. The photos and text are absolutely fascinating.
It's also pretty impressive to meet the gurus of modern storm-chasing in such a personal manner. Thanks, gang.
You've made staying up to watch a restless red sky dawn to the east most intriguing.
Grey Co., ON Canada - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 06:07:35 (EDT)
Its great to find more people who are storm addicts! can't wait to follow your next chase!
Adam Streur <>
Lincoln, NE USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 06:08:46 (EDT)
I like you web site. You have some nice pictures posted. Of
course the best pictures are harder to caugth. How could I get on
one of your trip going out storm chasing?.If any one knows how that
reads this please email me at email@example.com
David Richwine <>
Miami, FL USA - Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 16:04:53 (EDT)
Great site and great newsletter.
Keep up the good work.
Streator, IL. USA - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 08:12:33 (EDT)
pictues are awesome. before i die i want to chase a tornadoa so until then your site rocks!
wendy hockey <>
Damascus, MD USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 13:57:42 (EDT)
WHAT A SUPER PAGE!!! You al are an amazing group! It is my dream to one day join a storm chasing excusrion to catch a glimpse of nature's fury. I hope that one day we will gain enough knowledge that these storms can be appreciated for their beauty wi
thout having to worry about peoples' lives being turned upside down due to their damage! What can I do as a teacher in order to help the "cause"? I'D LOVE TO HELP IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE!
Trent Hariaczyi <>
Buffalo, NY USA - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 19:48:07 (EDT)
Incredible work! Your team is an inspiration and should be an example of how each of us should contribute in some way shape or form to understanding the forces of our planet making it a better place for ALL of us to live in.
Thank You for all that you do!
Gary Mikami <>
Plano, TX USA - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 22:14:18 (EDT)
I visited your web site and was aghast for several minutes,
the work you that you all do is one of a labor of love -
there is just no way else to even comprehend it. I've had a
corner in my heart where I've felt that it would be great to
do, and I've looked in the mirror and asked, could I do it?
The answer is I don't think so... So I further applaud you
and your team for providing such value to all of our lives
in trying to understand something so fundamental and so
dangerous. It begs to take up the fight for you and get some
kind of federal funding for what you do. The reason for this
e-mail is to find out how I could have you or your team
speak at my step-son's school in Plano, Texas? Can you send
me the information at firstname.lastname@example.org? Thank You!
Gary Mikami <>
Plano, TX USA - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 12:12:03 (EDT)
Just finished viewing your great home page. You and your
group seem to really appreciate storms as we at SPC do.
Glad I had the opportunity to provide a quick tour of our
confined operations. You can reach me at email@example.com.
If you are interested you can check out www.Hales.net, as it
is our family home page which includes some shots of weather
gone by, including May 3rd damage.
Jack Hales <>
Norman, OK USA - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 12:06:45 (EDT)
Hi MESO!!!! this is katie my dad (Steve Chambers) is on your team! Have him email me if he gets a chance!! hope you guys are having a great time! good luck! ~katie
Kate Chambers <>
OH USA - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 16:00:20 (EDT)
you have some bad links on your chase 2k page. Hi Jill!
charlie kemp <>
sea-tac, WA USA - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 11:18:08 (EDT)
Great site You have put a lot of work into it.
Lee Nicholas <>
Orlando, FL USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 18:36:29 (EDT)
Very informative, Great pictures as well, Keep up the hard work as it is very helpfull!!!!
David Scism <>
Red Hook, NY USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 17:51:41 (EDT)
steve chambers' mom - good luck steve!
ann chambers <>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 15:21:50 (EDT)
What a fascinating group! I have always been interested in tornadoes and severe weather. How can someone become affiliated with your organization? Please let me know. Also, my homepage is very out of date but the picture is still me.
Courtney D. Bailey <>
Sharpsburg, GA USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 13:42:47 (EDT)
Would like to be a storm chasier myself. And help save lives.
Traci VanDeCappelle <>
Mt. Morris, MI USA - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 13:32:28 (EDT)
I'm Doug's mom - the Doug in the Beta group this year. Love
the pic's on Allan's D.'s site on the web page. We're
extremely happy Doug is able to join in this unique
adventure. Keep on chasin' and we'll keep watchin'!
Celeste Elick <>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 18:17:14 (EDT)
I love to storm chase. I am a big fan of storms, I want to be a storm chaser when I get out of high school.
Steve Collins <>
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 22:08:51 (EDT)
Great site. We were referred by John Griswold who has asked us to place a link on our site. After review I will have it added. James Roberts, Director Central Florida Disaster Team
James Roberts <>
Lakeland, FL USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 10:32:21 (EDT)
Are ANY stormchasers privately funded or given grants, or is it a strictly self-supported activity? Do you know of any stormchasing team willing to take on an assistant for a month or three? Thanks for the web site! I enjoy it!
Cathy Lord <>
IN USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 18:20:26 (EDT)
Please send information about how to get involved with storm chasing. We both have jobs but would like to know when local chasing will be going on and if it's possible to do some. If not, cool thing you're doing!!
Slade Wright <>
DALLAS, TX USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 13:41:01 (EDT)
It has been an honor to know someone with whom the Force is so strong. Have fun chasing, Brian!
Eric Hilgendorf <>
Fort Collins, CO USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 11:20:21 (EDT)
I just received this about MESO from a friend and it's really great. I
have just joined my county's Emergency Mgt Team that handles storm
spotting and it is very rewarding to help my town and county in the advent
of possible emergency weather. I wish we had a van like yours that
machine is awsome!
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 15:42:15 (EDT)
I am just a greenhorn and haven't even got my feet wet.. I am working
on being a part of helping when I can. I would love to chase and view an
F4 tornado, someday. I have seen the recent damage in Parsons, KS. and
would say that they were very lucky. Very lucky. Rob.
Robert D. Burress <>
Cherryvale, KS USA - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 10:33:21 (EDT)
I am majoring in meteorology and focusing on severe weather studies since I LOVE tornadoes. I plan on joining FEMA first and then on the chasing. For Weather & Climate info visit my other page http://members.xoom.com/weather121/index.htm
Ellen Birschel <>
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 23:29:13 (EDT)
Love the website! Great graphics, & photos! Very interesting info.
I am an avid lover of weather, and natural disasters. They teach us a lot about life, and how to appreciate it. This is my first visit to your website. Believe me, I will visit often!!
Laura Bradley <>
Leicester, NC USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 13:59:57 (EDT)
Looking for people to join uip with and go chase. This weekend looking stormy pan hndl TX OK. Want ot leave and
hang out in same area in two weeks give or take. Live in Austin, few short hours from OK, have much experience and
know safty big factor. 35mm camera shots and video are main goal of seeing any severe weather. Twisters are the cherry on top. Have two accounts with funnels, and f3 destroyed Albertsons Grocery. Get back to me anytime
Sean Snowden <>
Austin, tx USA - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 17:35:48 (EDT)
I want to go chase. Who is in? Want to share resources. Want to leave
by 2nd week May...... firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety, knowledge, persistance
Sean Snowden <>
Austin, TX USA - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 02:41:26 (EDT)
I really think that from what I have read you really have a great thing going .. I would like to learn more...
Greg Morgan <>
Midland, Tx USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 00:42:55 (EDT)
impressive satellite and remote sensing pictures!!
Bobbi Lee LaCross <>
Linden, VA USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 20:40:51 (EDT)
The photo gallery was great!! I got to your site through a link on www.doscover.com. The visit was well worth it. Thank you.
Lisa Love <>
Corvallis, OR USA - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 19:29:21 (EDT)
Great organization! You all have some nice photos. And it's awsome that you all also do some community service. Good luck for Chase 2000.
Bill Hark <>
Richmond, Va USA - Monday, April 03, 2000 at 23:22:26 (EDT)
Very interesting. I would like to purchase some of the viios for my library. I will be back.
Marsha L. Egerton <>
MA USA - Friday, March 31, 2000 at 18:27:22 (EST)
How can I get involved?
Anna Smith <>
Lenexa, ks USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 19:55:26 (EST)
i find your work very interesting and would like someday to
to go with you it must be some rush!!!!
thanks for having me!
mike johnson <>
canton, mi USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 21:36:10 (EST)
From what I have browsed through I was impressed. Will come back and take better look. Love storm chasing and would love to join the team.
Joe Chortos <>
Calgary, Canada/Alberta - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 04:01:45 (EST)
I've only had a quick look, but the site is fascinating. Love the photos.I share your love of extreme weather and its terrible beauty.Stay safe in the coming season.
Ric Caster <>
Gold Coast, Qld Australia - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 21:44:25 (EST)
This a great site. I am looking forward to an expansion of your Gallery.
Uli Nuss <>
Stockton, CA USA - Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 16:42:55 (EST)
You guys have amazing photos. Detrick and McNoldy should publish a
calendar. I'm a big storm buff, having been raised in Florida with summers
in Kansas, and frequently buy Warren Faidley's calendars. Your are at
least as good. Keep up the good work, and know you're making my desk
top very happy.
Graeme Stone, Assistatant to Eric Larsen
impiric - the art + science of customer relationships
Graeme Stone <>
USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 09:54:47 (EST)
Truly amazing pictures. We seldom witness anything so powerful in Georgia. I will visit often.
GA USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 19:39:19 (EST)
Looks like it's coming along guys. Keep up the good work Brian!
Bill Tabor <>
Austin, TX USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 01:05:03 (EST)
I think this site is an excellent view of tornadoes!!!!
Britney Gandee <>
Charleston, WV USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2000 at 16:31:44 (EST)
Thanks for sharing information and activities that MESO
is involved in. I am an amature storm chaser and high school
art teacher in Northern Indiana. This will be my third season
and of corse I'm very excited about spring. Although last season
was slow due to numerous High pressure systems that just seemed
to sit above the Mid-west, I did have several enjoyable night
chases photographing lightning. I also am a freelance artist
working on portraits, T-shirt designs, graphic design, landscapes
and of corse watercolor paintings of atmospheric violence.
Thanks again for fueling my excitement of the up-comming
season with your web-site.
Ryan Sergeant <>
Mishawaka, IN USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2000 at 12:10:41 (EST)
Nice site, I hope to chase with you sometime. ;)
Douglas M. Elick <>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 14:02:43 (EST)
Great Site! I am a meteorologist from the Boston, MA area
and it is always great to see such a good site devoted to
severe weather and storm chasing. Good luck this season, as
it is already underway!
Glenn Gould <>
USA - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 11:28:16 (EST)
Just wanted to say how great your site is and I will put in on my favorites for future reference
Jeff Servies <>
Frankfort, IN USA - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 10:01:22 (EST)
Thanks for the invite to your new chat room. I've been in
there and have gotten some great live info on storms. This
is a very impressive chat program. I'll certainly bookmark
this one. Everyone is very friendly in here and I have
picked up a few new URL weather links that I've bookmarked
too. Very well done!
Milwaukee, WI USA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 17:51:30 (EST)
Great Chat Room, Nice People
Brad Carter <>
Lakewood, Colo USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 23:06:05 (EST)
This is a great and very interesting site! I will be adding this to the web sites that I visit alot, especially in the Spring and Summer.
Christine Hemker <>
Dayton, OH USA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 20:39:38 (EST)
Id like to say what a great team you got, and what a nice page too. Hopefully Ill be part of MESO soon. Have a great day or night, depends on when you read this, lol.
And I am a storm chaser
Edward H cayer Jr. <>
Coventry, RI USA - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 22:26:11 (EST)
Nice Pic Grizz you still drivin that piece of crap. Just kidding.
James Gerhardt <>
Berea, KY USA - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 02:08:09 (EST)
nice page. you guys keep up the good work. keep chasing:)
NY USA - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 22:23:38 (EST)
Thank you for your time (and hopefully advice you may be able to offer) and
very much again for the great shots and documentation of the storms you have
witnessed. It must be a real rush to be so close to something that powerful.
I have read other storm chaser documentation's and my hat's off to you all.
God bless, take care and good hunting this spring.
Lee Guinard <>
Florissant, MO USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 17:42:40 (EST)
I like it very much. I'm doing a Career project for school, and I have always wanted to be a Storm Chaser. You should put in information about the job( what education you need, what experience,etc.) I really like this website!
Derek Parsons <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 16:50:24 (EST)
this is a really cool web site I hope somday I can be a storm
kelly spilman <>
pillager, MN USA - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 10:05:03 (EST)
I like your page very much.
Michael " The WeatherMan" Marshall <>
Centreville , VA USA - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 00:40:32 (EST)
I enjoy visiting your weather page occasionally...... I am a weather Forecaster in the state of Md and at some point I plan to do some chasing of my own or with another chaser that I have been speaking with.. maybe sometime we will meet out in the wild
!!! ... take care and good luck... keep up the Good work!! ... Jason
Jason Noe <>
Jarrettsville, Md USA - Friday, November 05, 1999 at 13:50:06 (EST)
I thought your page was very informative. I'd love to be a storm chaser but I live in England and surprise surprise we don't get any tornadoes or hurricanes over here( except really small ones). Anyhow, who knows what the future holds.
Zoe Edmondson <>
Stockport, England - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 05:14:34 (EDT)
i like you web page. I'm hopeing that by next year I'll be able to go I my first chase with a good team.
Jamaica , NY USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 11:38:59 (EDT)
I live in england but I would love to move to America and be a storm
chaser someday. Great site.
Newcastle, Northumberland England - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 08:33:14
Glad to see another fine weather related site !!
Ron Fairbanks <>
Raeford, NC USA - Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 00:49:32 (EDT)
I am just getting started in storm chasing; I love it. You can
probally say I'm "addicted". What else can I do to better my research and
how can I form an organization?
Jason Hampton <>
Pocahontas, AR USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 23:00:49
Just a quick question for people who might see it. Which university
is the best to go to, to take courses in Meteorology? I know probably all colleges/universitys
have the courses for it, but which is the best? Thanks :-)
Samantha V <>
Elk Grove, CA USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 15:26:18 (EDT)
I am trying to find info on visiting a storm chasing team for a week.
My daughter (should have been a meteorologist, but is a school teacher
would love to do this). Thank you.
Debi Henry <>
Thompson Station, TN USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 14:54:40 (EDT)
How would I find more out about you and job information?
Bobbiejean Judd <>
Westly Chaple, FL USA - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10:51:10 (EDT)
Great website..Keep up the good work.
Marke Richardson <>
Shepherdsville, Ky USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 23:31:27 (EDT)
I have been chasing storms since I was a kid. My motivation was the terror of something I could not control or predict. From age 3 to 7 I lived in Puerto Rico (Hurricanes were my first introduction into the world of Storms) then we moved to Midwest C
ity, Oklahoma (My mothers family lived in Henriatta OK) till I was 10, and then to Ennis Texas (were I chased tornadoes with friends till my mid twenties). Next I joined the US Submarine force and became a satellite communications expert and LAN administr
ator onboard USS Albuquerque (again Hurricanes).
Now I live in Jacksonville FL, I am a VP at Bank Of America, but my hobby is still Storm Tracking. This year I have chased a Water Spout/Tornado, and weathered out Hurricane Dennis and Floyd (Hurricane Dennis was onboard USS Kennedy during a dependents c
ruise). I am interested in joining your organization, how can I offer my expertise?
Jaime R. Hernandez
Jaime R. Hernandez <>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 12:48:59 (EDT)
Nice website, I was just looking up stuff on storm chasing (One thing I'd love to try someday; I miss my storms. CA sucks when it comes to the weather) and I found this one, good work you guys.
Samantha V. <>
Elk Grove (Sacramento), CA USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 17:27:12 (EDT)
Excellent Site, Great people doing a great thing for the people of the United States & the weather community.
Jason Breakiron <>
Manassas, VA USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 23:36:53 (EDT)
Newcastle, England - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 07:43:29
Chris' reports on email@example.com are the ones I look forward to the most. I am the owner of SEVERE WX DIGEST and the Chief of McHenry County R.A.C.E.S. in IL. Our frequency is 145.330 p.l. of 107.2 if your ever chasing in my neck of the woods. Gr
eat Job on your website and I will be adding a link to it from my
John Jensen KB9KQN
McHenry County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency
Chief of R.A.C.E.S. Division
SEVERE WX DIGEST
LIST OWNER OF:
John Jensen KB9KQN <>
Woodstock, IL USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 00:52:47 (EDT)
Nice site. Appreciate the interest in a long time hobby of mine. I am the Sandusky County Skywarn Coordinator.
Ken Dumminger <>
Fremont, Ohio USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 22:41:13 (EDT)
Very nice...check out AccuWeather online...you should like it.
State College, PA USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 16:25:01
Great site guys,keep up the work....................
Ricky R Tharrington KD4JRX
SKYWARN EC. for the NWS in Wilmington NC.
AAR4UK ARMY MARS
Ricky R Tharrington
WATHA, NC USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 12:54:42 (EDT)
Michael Davidson <>
Clanton, AL USA - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 21:18:30 (EDT)
Love the page! Keep up the good work!
Scott Kampas <>
Pekin, IL USA - Friday, August 06, 1999 at 21:30:59 (EDT)
Very impressive page and extremely informational. A definite linker. Keep up the great job all and lead us to the promised land of WEATHER.
Take care. Hernan - www.DaStrike.com (Closest 12 Stroke Lightning Strike Ever Caught on Video)
Hernan Cortes <>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 19:16:00 (EDT)
I like the "New" site! The "entire" team is very special,
a little nuts maybe, but very special and I can't tell
how enjoyable it is to read all of the daily reports you
sent during the chase in '99 ... Good luck to you all and,
well, happy hunting in 2000 :-)
You really are a bit tilted you know ;-)
Terry Long / KC2BUV <>
Wappingers Fls, NY USA - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 20:47:15
You have a great website. Can you tell me how and what it would take
to become a storm chaser? Also what I would have to do to become a member
of MESO? Thank you.
- Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 22:52:44 (EDT)
Mrs. Bose came to our class and taught us all about storms, bad
weather,Skywarn, and her chase team MESO. She also taught us that the stuff in
Twister was cool, but real tornadoes are much more dangerous. I thought
it was funny when she said that if you were belted to a pipe in an F5, all
it would do is make it easy for the undertaker to find your body. She
taught us to respect severe weather, though, and not to be afraid of it.
I hope you'll come back, Mrs. Bose!!!
- Monday, May 3, 1999 at 12:50:34 (EDT)
I enjoy all of your work, MESO. I hope you have a lot of fun chasing
storms this summer. Bye.
- Saturday, May 1, 1999 at 12:07:46 (EDT)
I have always been interested in severe weather, and I have an uncanny
ability to predict tornadoes. Perhaps it is because I've lived in rural
northeast Kansas all my life. Although I'm only 17, I'm an aspiring storm
chaser and have already chased 4 tornadoes and/or mesocyclones. I always
relay any helpful information to the local PD/EMS and the NWS at Pleasant
Hill, KS. I am not currently a member of any specific storm chase group,
but I plan to join SKYWARN or another NOAA/NWS/NSSL chapter. I have found
very useful information about some local chase groups from the links
provided by this site. I've also discovered some weather instruments that
I could purchase for a fair price to aid me during a chase. I've given my
friends the URL to this site in the hope that they will become interested
in storm chasing or live out their dreams and discover the thrill and raw
beauty of severe storms. Keep up the good work, MESO
Pleasant Hill, KS USA - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 22:44:35
Very nice site. I support your efforts. How do I become a member of
MESO? Thank you.
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 14:45:41 (EDT)
Heard all the hype, thought I would come check it out for myself.
Great site guys! Happy chasing!
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 01:13:20(EDT)
I think this site is great. I have not been chasing before, but it is
my dream to chase a big storm! I am majoring in Meteorology, and want to
get my BS, MS and hopefully even my PhD in Meteorology. I would love to
do some research on severe storms. I love to watch them and learn more
about them, so that better technology can be built to understand storms
- Monday, April 19, 1999 at 00:33:28 (EDT)
I love your page, and I love your group. Those of us weather
enthusiasts who are not among the so called "elite" of chasing are glad to
find people that offer genuine hands-on help to people who wish to learn,
instead of constantly being referred to commercial chase groups. Keep up
the good work - and thanks for helping me with my studies.
- Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 23:27:48 (EDT)
Response to Rotate:
Thanks for visiting our web site, and making such a thoughtful
and valuable entry. Actually, John and Brian were on top of the RV fixing
an antenna. It was not for more than 15 minutes, had to be done, and
there was no active storm, just clouds. In fact, we were in the parking
lot of a very bustling shopping center. When we were in the actual storms,
we were very careful NOT to be the highest point, and we're more attentive
to the lightning than any other single factor. This year, we'll be
housing our equipment in a retired steel body ambulance that we've adapted
to our use, as the RV was problematic and unsuited to our purposes.
We do report to NWS, as most of our chasers are either EMS
workers, Skywarn instructors, meteorologists, or advanced trained
spotters. Our team captain has been an active chaser for over 30 years,
many of the others have been for quite a while also.
Last year, in our hotel in Ponca City, we went room to room, advising
people as to what precautions to take as the sirens were going off, and
the hotel manager was NOWHERE to be found.
The systems we will be using this year are Boltek, MESOTRAC,
IMWIN, and InterRad, predominantly. We pay particular attention to angle
of approach and where we are in relation to the storm. As we're en route,
we have a computer designated for GPS, and another to mapping escape
routes out of the zone in all four directions.
Before we enter a storm situation, everyone has the appropriate maps, and
all vehicles stay within visual sight of each other. Even on "down days"
all vehicles stay within radio range. We have members designated over the
past year to learn the local roads, the local road rules, the counties,
and the terrain. Others have been concentrating on composing safety
The purpose of our chase vehicle is many fold. It's to act as
our command vehicle, tracking the storms, the lightning hits, gathering
data, analyzing data, and of course, reporting any appropriate events to
NWS. When it returns to Illinois, it will be put into active service with
Skywarn, deploying spotters SAFELY, and keeping everyone informed as to
where they are in relation to the storm. Although we have found Skywarn
agencies to run like a finely-tuned machine in Tornado Alley, such is not
the case nationwide. Hopefully, areas where spotters have little real
experience and training can use such a vehicle.
As far as the 'spam' goes, we apologize that it was
interpreted as such. All the names were gotten from sites where there was
an e-mail link -- we just thought it would be easier and more expedient to
send the invitations as one. It was my understanding that spams involved
selling something, not offering a sort of service. As a group, our
concern is that there are TOO MANY people chasing who don't know how to do
it safely, sanely, or properly. It was our hope that involving people in
an actual chase, baring our mistakes as well as our successes to all, that
some would realize that its not quite the cakewalk that so many deem it to
be. Those that ARE active chasers might want to learn from those successes and mistakes also. We've spent two years
building our team and our knowledge, yet even so we are subject to error.
With the amount of planning and ability on our team, others considering
such a venture without such planning and ability may take a second
thought. As you mentioned, everyone can learn from everyone. It was also
our hope that folks in your area would know where we were, and stop by for
some soda, hot dogs and chat. Our intentions were purely honorable - our
methods naive. Meant to be a friendly overture, not a capitalistic
venture. We're not selling the hot dogs.
As to the gentleman's comment about our light-hearted
handbook, anyone who thinks they can predict with 100% accuracy where and
when a tornado will develop is insane. I think you'll agree that you
gather your best data, and at some point, commit to either one place
or another. "Take a good guess" is a phrase that definitely has its place
in chasing, but only after the science and knowledge has been put into
Again, thanks for your entries. I do hope that if you are
anywhere nearby, you'll take us up on the invitation to visit. A number
of OK's spotters and chasers are looking forward to it.
Verbank, NY USA - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 15:21:58 (EDT)
After reading a couple of recent posts, I felt that I needed to make a
few comments. First of all I would hope that nobody actually takes Twister
as being realistic. It was about as far from reality as you can get. I can
also tell you from experience that a scanner can be worthless in many
parts of the country as an information tool. Just try getting anything on
I-40 near the Ok/Tx border. We carry more communications gear in our
vehicles than a radio shop, and we hit blackout areas. Thats where
understanding storm dynamics and basic meteorology comes in. Can you look
at the sky and tell whats going to happen? Sometimes....and that can be
the difference between a great chase day and a bust. It can also be the
difference between a safe chase and an insurance claim. Also, you should
always try to report what you are seeing to the local authorities,
Skywarn, or NWS office. Sometimes our observations can save lives. In
conclusion, no...you do not need all of the high-tech toys to be a true
storm chaser, but you do need some basic equiptment and knowledge to be a
safe one. I have been chasing for 13 years now, and plan on doing it for
many years to come. I use what I learn on every chase to make the next one
even better. Always chase safely, be willing to provide help if needed, be
willing to share information, and enjoy yourself. And NEVER think that you
cannot learn something new from somebody else. You never know who the next
person you meet in the field will be!
Director of Public Relations
Oklahoma Storm Chasers Association
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 07:29:37 (EDT)
Sounds like the last two guys should have paid attention in school to
their spelling and should give up drinking for the chase season!
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 06:05:39 (EDT)
I'm a member and you should be nice, I seen twister a lot so I know
what I am doing and so does MESO. We have all seen Twister a lot and are
lot better than you! You Yahoo you poopoo! I may not know all of that
storm dynamic crap, and I dont think tat is nessasary for a chase, I say you just need a scanner and a car!
Jim Johnson <>
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 04:14:19 (EDT)
Well, seems you guys can chase for 10 days and you thing your experts!
Nothing but a bunch of Yahoos! Hope I dont see you guys this year! And
take us off the email list, we dont want JUNK mail invading our presious
time, maybe you have time, but some of us are REAL chasers!!!
- Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 04:12:01 (EDT)
The web page looks great...this is actually the first time I saw it. I
think it's a great idea that you will be having a mailing list (sign me
up!) for up-to-date "happenings" while you're all on the chase this year!
And no, it's not a coincedence, I really am Brian's sister...the torture I
Reading, PA USA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 18:09:34 (EDT)
Very nice pictures and info. Some of the best Doppler images of
tornadoes I ever saw (WOW). I didn't know radar would show them that
- Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 09:51:02 (EDT)
Nice site. I have been chasing since '85. Loved the 5-24-98, I was
pretty much under the overshooting top in northern Ok. Saw 5 confirmed
tornadoes including 1 anticyclonic F1 near Wakita.
- Monday, February 22, 1999 at 07:01:35 (EDT)
Very informative website.
- Friday, February 19, 1999 at 19:05:21 (EDT)
Thank you for sending me an e-mail inviting me to your web site. I
think your site is great. I'm crazy about the weather and interested in
learning all I can about it. Weather watching is one of my hobbies. I'm
not a professional meterogist but like to chase
storms in my area. We don't as a rule get real life-threatening weather
like tornadoes like they do in tornado alley. But when we do get one of
natures temper tamtrums it makes for a very interesting nightmare. Well
thanks again and please stay in touch.
- Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 16:44:28 (EDT)
Excellent Site, Awesome images!!! As an experienced chaser, and Air
Force Meteorologist and Weather Observer, I know what it feesl like to be
in the middle of the storm. I commend you all on your efforts!
Hoping to join you...
Senior Airman, USAF
Weather Forecaster/ Satellite Analyst
Offutt AFB, NE USA - Friday, February 5, 1999 at 09:13:07
This group seems pretty organized (better than others I have seen).
Good luck... email me if you're looking for new members.
- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 00:45:57 (EDT)
Cool site! If I ever get the opportunity to learn how to chase, which
I've had some preliminary people who are interested in taking me on, I
would love to have a site like yours. Great photos! Congratulations on
your efforts and thanks for sharing it with me! - "May the Force Be With
- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 03:38:18 (EDT)
I LOVE SEVERE WEATHER I LOVE STORMCHASING I HAVE A COUPLE OF CHASE
FRIENDS THAT I KNOW TIM MARSHALL DAVID HOADLEY STEVE MARSHALL AND GENE
RHODEN THIS IS A COOL WEBSITE FOR CHASER INFO
KIM TWISTER BLACKHURST
- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 00:38:34 (EDT)
I am a chaser with the local Skywarn in our area. I also chase on my
own. I would like to know if y'all ever come as far south as OK or TX.
Would like to share stories.
- November 24, 1998 at 19:06:46 (EDT)
Enjoyed your web page. My son and I came out to the plains for our
first plains chase vacation this year. Lo and behold the first storm we
got on was the Medford OK May 24, 1998 Tornado. What a site to see. We
also met Jim Leonard and Charles Edwards of Cloud 9 Tours on that very
storm. We are already planning our 1999 Chase Vacation. 1998 we planned to
base out of the Amarillo area, but we never made it there, The closest we
got was Dodge City KS. The scenery was great, the people were some of the
friendliest I've met, and the weather was great (or bad, depending on how
you look at things). Hope your group has the best of luck.
- November 1, 1998 at 00:54:27 (EDT)
I love the photos! I'm so jealous of y'all... storm chasing is my
dream. It is so intriguing and seems like hard work, which is something I
love!!! Keep up the great work - hopefully i'll be out in the field one
- October 30, 1998 at 21:51:30 (EDT)
Looks good. I hope to have your site linked to "Weather Spotter's
Jason Fellingham KC0AIS <>
- October 30, 1998 at 20:15:18 (EDT)
Very nice website. I think I'll add it to my favorites.
The Storm Tracker
- October 30, 1998 at 16:02:25 (EDT)
I love it!
Dr. J <>
- October 29, 1998 at 23:45:12 (EDT)
Uetersen, Germany - October 29, 1998 at 22:53:55 (EDT)
Interesting website. Definitely one of the more intriguing ones. Send
me information on how I can become a member, and help you guys out in
anyway. I had covered all the great tornadoes of this last year.
Spencer,SD... St. Peter's,MN... and Freemont NE were some of my best
chases this year. I have fabulous pictures and would be glad to email
them to you for future references. I have been chasing for many years now
and I can not get over the power and fury mother nature can unleash on
this planet Earth. I am hoping to get some good pics of the blizzard
season here in the heartland this year, and come springtime, my crew and I
will be back on the road after the number one goal of storm chasing. To
see the awesome power of the tornado. Good Luck! Happy Hunting! and God
Speed. May everyone have a safe chase and let me know about becoming a
- October 28, 1998 at 18:07:02 (EDT)
Neat group that you have. I am a Storm Spotter for Riley Co. KS and do
some chasing on the side. I would like to know a little more on your group
and mabye next season when you come by the little town of Manhattan KS
(Home of the Soon-to-be National Champ on football team, K-state Wildcats)
just e-mail me and mabye I could tag-a-long.
Manhattan, KS USA - October 28, 1998 at 06:18:36 (EDT)
Interesting group you got there. Personally, the only chasing I have
been able to get around to was driving around near my home in Michigan
whenever there were some good echos on the radar. I hope to have my first
"real" chase this Spring, but I would like to find partners. Your group
seems like they have some potential to see some good storms. Not to
mention doing some good for the world at the same time. I am trying to
keep in touch with others (such as yourselves) who share the same passion
for storms that I do. I am currently in the process of moving to
Pennsylvania to start working for AccuWeather as a forecaster. I will try to
visit your web site again to see how next years chase is shaping up.
Thanks for the initial contact, and feel free to do it again. I am
looking forward to interacting with more people such as yourselves. And
thanks also for an interesting web page.
Michigan USA - October 28, 1998 at 05:56:44 (EDT)
I just graduated with a BS in ATMO from the University of Kansas last
May. I have been chasing since I was 17.Many chasers think that he/she is
the most die-hard stormchaser on the planet. I say I am. Happy chasing!
Great Bend, KS - October 28, 1998 at 05:50:40 (EDT)
That is a fabulous photo at the beginning of your homepage. I wish you
the best of luck in all your chases. Hopefully someday I can join the
ranks as a skilled chaser!
- October 28, 1998 at 05:49:03 (EDT)
Haven't completely covered everything you have to offer on your web
site but it is fascinating! You got my name off of a storm chasing guide.
I was wondering if you can refer any information or interesting info my
way! I am looking into these books you are advertising and also the
Clinton, NY USA - October 28, 1998 at 03:47:21 (EDT)
I liked the information that I saw. I've been chasing a little over a
year and am currently looking for a partner.
- October 28, 1998 at 02:39:35 (EDT)
Good site - I'd love to learn more about what you do. I am a storm
enthusiast (and wannabe chaser) and novelist. I am currently writing a
novel (with fictional characters) about the Tri-State tornado of 1925. I
hope to go on a chase at some point for I'll put into my book. Please
feel free to check out "The Storm Connection," -
a section of my web site listed in the URL.
- October 23, 1998 at 14:28:48 (EDT)
Great page!!! Only one question: how do I order a t-shirt? I like that
design! Keep up the good work!!
- October 23, 1998 at 11:33:21 (EDT)
Nice lightning photo!
New Zealand - October 23, 1998 at 11:26:01 (EDT)
You e-mailed me info on your site which I have reviewed. Based on that
review, I have added your site as a hyperlink to the Kansas Army MARS
(Military Affiliate Radio System) Homepage...See URL:
Good luck with your effort and I will forward your site hyperlink to other
potentially interested parties...
- September 30, 1998 at 17:51:41 (EDT)
Hello from Lubbock Skywarn Team and NWS Lubbock.
Howard "Skip" Medlock, Jr.
Lubbock, TX USA - September 27, 1998 at 13:51:00 (EDT)
Congrats on a great web site, and organization. I am attending Kean
Univ. majoring in meteorology myself. I am also a NWA, AMS, NJMS, NJWO
member, have a web page, and a 125 or so daily weather update mailing
list. If there is anything I can do for your organization, just drop me
an email. Would definetly be interested.
Thanks, keep up the great work!
- September 27, 1998 at 04:57:45 (EDT)
Totally awesome. I'm adding you guys to my Favorite Places. Loved the
articles on your links page.
- September 20, 1998 at 16:39:23 (EDT)
Nice days suck... keep up the fired-up work!
- September 19, 1998 at 23:23:23 (EDT)
Thanks for listing me as a sponsor.....
Let me know if I can do anything more
for you guys..........This is so cool....
- September 19, 1998 at 20:57:22 (EDT)
Would like info on your group, as an Okie I have been chasing for about
25 years now. I have videographed many storms and would be interested in
arranging trips here in Okla. next year. You can see me in a video called
Stormchasers, it was produced by Channel 4 in England and distributed here
in the states by A&E television (available at Blockbusters for rent). It
is a documentary on myself the first chaser profiled, Bluestien, and one
other would be interested in hearing from the group. Sorry no web page
yet... computer not big enough.
- September 19, 1998 at 01:59:32 (EDT)
Great page, very informative! The creator of this site is to be
commended for an outstanding job! I'll tell all my friends to check this
site! Good luck to all the storm chasers--happy hunting in the future!
Williamsport, PA USA - September 18, 1998 at 18:29:42 (EDT)
Your page has been rated by our Chase Team and your link is now found on
our web links as "hot." Keep up the good times and stop by and visit
- September 18, 1998 at 02:28:57 (EDT)
Hi, hows it going? Excellent name for your organization "MESO". I say
that because I gained the nick name "Meso 9" a few years back for some reason.
Checked out your page, very nice!!! So I'm sure I'll see you guys around here
next spring? I'm the guy with the big weather station on the car so honk
if you see me! I'm currently living down here in Ft. Worth, Texas,
however I'll be moving to Norman, OK, after the chase season of 1999. Well, keep up the good work and good luck if your chasing this fall!
Eric Nguyen <>
Fort Worth, TX USA - September 18, 1998 at 02:25:50 (EDT)
You've got a great page and a great organization. I admire the research aspect of your team, and the fact that you have a sense of civic responsibility. I shall add you immediately to my "Favorite Places". Most chasers are just in it for the thrills
, and dedicated groups such as yours are a welcomed and needed relief.
- September 17, 1998 at 23:41:52 (EDT)
I am a new storm chaser from Ontario, Canada. In 1998, I've
been on 5 chases. Please feel free to visit my home page for
more details about my chases. Good page, nice storm
pictures... keep up the good work.
Laura Duchesne <>
Ontario, Canada - September 16, 1998 at 19:28:55 (EDT)