Spring (boing) is my favorite time (tick tock tick tock tick tock)…
Especially because the return of the warmer temperatures also means the resurgence of thunderstorms – some of which may get exciting and do more than just dump some rain on our heads and light up the skies. We’ve already had a little action in Middle Tennessee this spring…and like the song says, “We’ve only just begun…”
Reed Timmer, author of Into the Storm and veteran storm chaser, first caught my attention with his extreme storm chasing on the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers. Unlike the rest of us storm afficianadoes who would be happy enough just to see a tornado or storm, Reed and his fellow chase partners wants to get as close as possible.
And as such, life can get a little interesting. Reed catalogued his most harrowing storm chases (and a few that were busts just to make a point) and put them into this book. If you’re any kind of weather geek, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to read this one, because you aren’t going to want to stop once you start. Timmer’s book is almost as good as being there. Almost.
If you are looking for the next big thrill, look no further.
Happy reading everyone and keep those weather radios on…
PS You can see actual footage of Reed and his tornadoes at tornadovideos.net.