2004 Great Plains Storm Chase
Special Thanks to our lab support personnel:
Robin Reed & the WDBJ-7 Weathercenter
Kevin Myatt of the Roanoke Times
Scott Frye at Pulaski Co. H.S.
All positions on the 2005 chase are filled. If you are interested in future chases, read the chase information above and contact us.
Storm Chase journal entries are archived here at roanoke.com
Thanks are also extended to the Institute for Connecting Science Research to the Classroom at Virginia Tech for their technical support, and to the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, for offering the Special Studies Course in Applied Meteorology. Finally, deep appreciation is extended to the Pulaski County Schools for their support in this venture.
Interested in chasing with us in the future? Area high school students, students at Virginia Tech, and severe weather enthusiasts may contact us for more information on openings for next year's trip. Please note: storm chasing is NOT for everyone. It requires a great deal of commitment and patience, as well as a sincere desire to learn about severe storms. If you are passionate about severe weather and interested in going, send us an e-mail and we will put you on our electronic "mailing list". We will reply to you, and you will receive updates as we begin planning for next year. Positions are limited (10-12 team members max.), as we feel strongly about actively involving everyone in the entire process; any more and the group becomes too cumbersome. Smaller groups also have a lower impact travelling through small towns during severe weather outbreaks, lodging is easier to find, and bathroom stops while chasing go more quickly (nothing is more frustrating than waiting for 20 people to use a single bathroom while an F4 tornado is on the ground in the next county!).