The Eye of the Storm
June 14, 2013
On Friday May 31, 2013, the world lost a pioneer in the field of meteorological science.
Tim Samaras and his TWISTEX team tragically lost their lives in their never-ending pursuit of knowledge. A renowned scientist, researcher, engineer, and yes, storm chaser, Samaras was considered by many to be the best in his field.
I first learned about Tim and the TWISTEX team on the Discovery Channel show, Storm Chasers. My family and I were absolutely enthralled with the exploits of Reed Timmer, Sean Casey, Josh Wurman, and Tim Samaras. While I am certainly no fan of tornados, this show completely captured me. These guys knew exactly what they were doing, and the technological precision with which they did it was fascinating.
True storm chasing is a science as well as an art. Order your copy of Storm Chasers today, and watch these brave men and women put their lives on the line in order to advance the science that makes us all just a little bit safer.
Platte City Branch