Storm Chasers

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  • TV-PG
  • 2007
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.7  (70)

Storm Chasers was a popular reality TV show that aired on the Discovery Channel between 2005 and 2012. The series followed a group of seasoned storm chasers as they traveled across Tornado Alley in the US, risking their lives to capture footage of some of the world's most dangerous and awe-inspiring natural phenomena.

The show was hosted by four experienced chasers: Sean Casey, Joshua Wurman, Reed Timmer, and Tony Laubach. Each of these individuals had a unique approach to chasing storms, and their different techniques and strategies made for an interesting viewing experience.

Sean Casey was the leader of the team and the owner of a custom-designed vehicle known as the TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle). The TIV was specifically built to withstand the most extreme weather conditions, and it provided the crew with a safe and reliable platform from which to capture footage of tornadoes up close.

Joshua Wurman was an atmospheric scientist who specialized in studying tornadoes. He was the creator of a fleet of Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar units, which allowed him to measure the wind speed and direction of tornadoes. Wurman's research was critical in helping meteorologists better understand the behavior of tornadoes, which ultimately improved forecasting and warning systems.

Reed Timmer was a meteorologist and storm chaser who had a particular talent for predicting where and when tornadoes would form. He often drove his specially-equipped vehicle, dubbed the Dominator, directly into the path of tornadoes to gather data and footage. Timmer was known for his daring and risky approach, and his footage of storms was always some of the most exciting and intense.

Finally, Tony Laubach was a former firefighter who had dedicated his life to chasing storms. He had developed his own system for predicting storms, and he often relied on his intuition and experience to determine where he thought a tornado might form. Laubach was a bit of a wild card, and his willingness to take risks often paid off with impressive footage of storms.

Over the course of the show's run, the team of storm chasers encountered a wide range of extreme weather conditions, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms. Their mission was always to capture footage of these events and to help improve our understanding of severe weather.

What made Storm Chasers such a compelling show was the unique personalities of the hosts, as well as the amazing footage they captured. Viewers got to see the risks and dangers involved with storm chasing and gained a new appreciation for the power of nature.

In addition to following the chasers on their expeditions, the show often included interviews with experts in the field of meteorology and atmospheric science. These segments provided viewers with a deeper understanding of the science behind the storms that the team was chasing.

Overall, Storm Chasers was a fascinating and thrilling show that provided viewers with a unique perspective on severe weather. The show helped to raise awareness of the importance of storm preparation and safety, and it inspired many to take an interest in the science of meteorology.

Storm Chasers is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (38 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 2007.

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Seasons
Greatest Storms 2010
10. Greatest Storms 2010
October 23, 2010
Extreme chasers Reed Timmer, Joel Taylor, IMAX Filmmaker Sean Casey, and Tim Samaras present their most exciting tornado chasing moments.
Behind the Storms 2011
9. Behind the Storms 2011
December 26, 2011
A behind-the-scenes look at the storms from 2011.
All Or Nothing
8. All Or Nothing
November 10, 2011
In the last chase of the season, Team Dominator attempts a monster tornado for a radar intercept. Team TWISTEX tries to deploy their probe in its path, and the TIV team is on the path for a collision.
The Storm Within
7. The Storm Within
November 3, 2011
Team Dominator risks everything to issue a warning to people in the path of a violent storm, but internal strife threatens to end their season early. Still gun shy after witnessing devastation this season, Sean Casey is trying TIV team's patience. Team TWISTEX tries
Too Close to Home
6. Too Close to Home
October 30, 2011
A tornado outbreak threatens destruction in team Dominator's backyard. The TIV team follows their navigator's bold prediction, with the success of their mission hanging in the balance. Tension threatens to derail team TWISTEX's chase on a huge day.
No Rest for the Weary
5. No Rest for the Weary
October 23, 2011
Team Dominator decides to take a break, but when Team TIV gets a victory in Reed's own backyard, he decides to chase with a vengeance.
Aftermath
4. Aftermath
October 16, 2011
It's the deadliest tornado outbreak in more than fifty years and all three teams help in the recovery effort. All the teams are more committed to improve warning signs after they witnessed all the death and destruction around them.
Reed's Redemption
3. Reed's Redemption
October 9, 2011
After two consecutive chases and failing to find a twister, Reed Timmer and the Dominator team are desperate to chase one down even if it means entering one of the most dangerous chasing scenarios. Team TWSITEX's truck tries to keep them on the sidelines on a promising tornado day. While team Dominator pursues an intercept, the TIV team is hoping to finally shoot their first ever 3D tornado footage... but tension in the vehicle has everyone on edge.
Storms Over St. Louis
2. Storms Over St. Louis
October 2, 2011
The most violent tornado season in over fifty years with death and destruction over the midwestern planes before chase season has even begun. There's a powerful storm tracking toward St. Louis, MO after a hot start to the season and Reed Timmer has suddenly lost his mojo. After completing an IMAX film that was ten years in the making, Sean Casey is using his armored TIV to film a sequel in 3D, but first he needs to find the right storm.
Dixie Alley Outbreak
1. Dixie Alley Outbreak
September 25, 2011
The chase teams pursue twisters in Mississippi and Alabama that ultimately destroyed towns and claimed lives making it the deadliest tornado day in over half a century.
Greatest Storms 2011
0. Greatest Storms 2011
September 25, 2011
The best moments of 2010 - intense tornado action and terrible tragedy - changed the way all three teams chase. / A behind-the-scenes look at the storms from 2011.
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Where to Watch Storm Chasers
Storm Chasers is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Storm Chasers on demand at Max and Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (70)