Tornado Chasers - Netflix

Mon 17 June 2019

Live stormchasing with Reed Timmer.

Tornado Chasers - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2012-09-19

Tornado Chasers - Reed Timmer - Netflix

Reed Timmer (born March 17, 1980) is an American meteorologist and self-described “extreme” storm chaser who starred on Discovery Channel's reality television series Storm Chasers. On the series, Timmer followed severe weather with his TornadoVideos.Net team in their vehicle, the SRV Dominator. He previously starred in the documentary film Tornado Glory and subsequently the TV series Tornado Chasers following the cancellation of the Discovery Channel show. He was featured in an interview on a bonus feature for the “Into The Storm” Blu-ray. Timmer became interested in the weather at a young age, after experiencing a severe thunderstorm that reportedly dropped golfball-sized hail in his yard. After graduating from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1998, he began studying meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU). In October of that year, he filmed his first tornado. Timmer previously was a storm chaser for KFOR-TV's 4WARN Storm Team, with his SRV Dominator 2 as 4WARN Dominator 4. Timmer graduated with his Ph.D. in Meteorology from the OU in the spring of 2015. Timmer now works as a meteorologist for AccuWeather.

Tornado Chasers - Dominator 3 - Netflix

A third Dominator vehicle was completed in late April 2013. This vehicle, named Dominator 3, began life as a Ford F-350 crew-cab pickup but features a 16-gauge body strengthened with a polyethylene Kevlar composite, thick Lexan windows, and gullwing doors to repel hail. When storms approach, special hydraulic systems lower the vehicle to the ground to prevent wind from getting underneath and drive spikes 8 inches into the ground to secure it.

Tornado Chasers - References - Netflix