Tornado Chasers

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (572)

Tornado Chasers was an American reality television series from the production house named XiveTV. The show first aired in 2012, and it featured veteran storm chasers Joshua Wurman, Reed Timmer, and Sean Casey who traveled across the Great Plains region of the United States to capture the most dangerous tornadoes on camera.

The team constantly hunted for the most intense and massive tornadoes while they braved extremely hazardous conditions. They faced life-threatening situations during every excursion, and the show highlighted their courage and persistence in the face of nature’s most destructive forces.

Throughout each episode, the three chasers drove around in customized, armored vehicles that they referred to as "tornado intercept vehicles" ("TIVs"), that were equipped with high-tech weather radar systems and other advanced scientific instrumentation. The vehicles were essential for their job, as they needed to navigate through dangerous terrain and withstand the fierce winds.

The team kept a close eye on weather conditions and tracked potential storms using sophisticated computer programs, in addition to constant communication with meteorologists. This allowed them to predict where the tornadoes would likely form and produce high-intensity footage of the storms.

The show aimed to educate viewers on what it means to be a storm chaser, from the planning process to the actual chase itself. The team also provided insights into how they collected data and conducted their research, which helped further research on tornadoes and their origins.

In addition to the main cast, the show also featured a rotating group of guest chasers, such as veteran storm chasers like Carl Young, who joined the team to provide added insights and perspectives on storm chasing.

One of the standout features of the show was the incredible footage that the team managed to capture. From the ground, the team filmed the most massive and destructive twisters that the Great Plains had to offer. Viewers were treated to visceral and thrilling footage that showed the immense power of these natural disasters.

The team also collaborated with filmmakers who provided aerial footage shot from airplanes, helicopters, and drones, which helped to give viewers a unique perspective on the scale of the storms. The intricate details and stunning visuals of the storms provided a mesmerizing and terrifying experience, which kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

In addition to the dangerous tornadoes that the team chased, the show also highlighted some more benign storms that still provided some breathtaking visuals. The team encountered magnificent cloud formations, lightning storms, hailstones and fierce winds, which offered viewers a glimpse of the complex and beautiful nature of weather phenomena.

Tornado Chasers proved to be a massive success with viewers who were fascinated by the unpredictability and raw power of the storms. The show received positive reviews from critics who praised the teamwork, bravery and the ingenuity of the chasers in capturing the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring footage of tornadoes.

In conclusion, Tornado Chasers was a thrilling, educational and entertaining show that captured the attention of audiences from all over the world. The show offered a unique perspective into the world of storm chasing and provided valuable insights into the workings of these destructive natural phenomena.

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Nemesis: Part 2
12. Nemesis: Part 2
October 12, 2014
Reed's team pursues the El Reno wedge as it grows into the widest tornado in history. After the Dominator's hood gets ripped off, Reed helps Mike Bettes whose Weather Channel vehicle was crushed by the tornado.
Nemesis: Part 1
11. Nemesis: Part 1
December 8, 2014
A potentially catastrophic tornado day threatens central Oklahoma. Upon reaching El Reno, Reed and the team witness the birth of a violent wedge tornado. Brought to you by XiveTV.
10. Overtaken
January 2, 2014
With 'Dominator 2' in rough shape from the previous day's intercept, a new tornado threat looms over Bennington, KS. Reed pushes his science mission to the limit as a massive wedge engulfs him and his team.
9. Stranded
December 20, 2013
Reed and the team journey north to Kansas and come face-to-face with a mile-wide wedge. The storm turns the roads to mud and traps the Dominator in the tornado's path.
Home: Part 2
8. Home: Part 2
December 5, 2013
A devastating tornado tracks through Moore, OK, very close to Reed's house. Reed and the team, along with Jim Cantore and Ginger Zee, must decide whether to continue chasing or return to Moore.
Home: Part 1
7. Home: Part 1
November 25, 2013
Reed's tornado intercepts gain national attention as the TVN team gears up for a stronger round of severe weather. Ginger Zee joins Reed and Jim Cantore for a chase day that threatens the city of Moore, OK.
Warning: Part 2
6. Warning: Part 2
November 12, 2013
The unrelenting chase continues as Reed, Jim Cantore, and the team intercept another tornado before it grows into a mile-wide wedge. Coming upon storm damage, they perform search and rescue as a new tornado forms near Shawnee, OK.
Warning: Part 1
5. Warning: Part 1
November 4, 2013
With twisters targeting the OKC metro area, Jim Cantore joins forces with Reed to provide real-time warnings. A breakneck chase through the populated city of Edmond leads to the team's first intercept in Dominator 3.
4. Payback
October 21, 2013
After Reed's success the day before, Dick abandons the TVN team and goes rogue. With an outbreak brewing in Kansas, Reed makes a risky move to chase in Oklahoma.
3. Helix
October 14, 2013
The chase season roars to life as two Kickstarter backers, Ray and Bill, join the TVN team. Reed and his crew observe a rare and dramatic tornado, along with the destruction it leaves behind.
2. Legends
October 7, 2013
Jim Cantore, famed meteorologist and Reed's hero, arrives in Norman to chase in the Doms. With severe weather in the forecast, Reed connects with his team members, including a wavering Joel Taylor.
1. Liftoff
September 30, 2013
The new chase season launches as Reed and the crew add a third Dominator to the fleet. Reed joins the KFOR weather team to bring unprecedented coverage of nature's fiercest storms to residents of Tornado Alley.
  • Premiere Date
    September 30, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (572)