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Never Stop Chasing

Dr. Reed Timmer is an extreme meteorologist & storm chaser. He researches and educates about the most powerful storms on the planet.

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800 tornadoes, 100 hurricanes, and a lot more

I love all things atmospheric science. I chase blizzards, hurricanes, flash floods, and more, but I'm best known for my work with tornadoes. The secrets of tornadoes have been a source of endless fascination for me for as long as I can remember. I chased my first one when I was a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, only a year later recording the historic Moore EF5 tornado. I've since sought them at every opportunity.

The dominator parked in front of a massive wedge tornado
Reed facing away looking at a tornado

Real-world observations are invaluable opportunies

Scientific models can only tell us so much. First-hand observations are necessary to either validate or provide feedback for them. My recent drone footage of the Andover tornado is a great example of this.

I developed the Dominator to allow my team and I to get close enough to conduct our own research. We've deployed probes into tornadoes using drones, small aircraft, and even rockets - gathering measurements never-before-recorded on earth (yes, just like in 'Twister'). For more, see our DomLabs page.

I look to educate & inspire the next gen of meteorologists

I use every social post to teach and inform about severe weather, but my first step into formal education was serving as a Lab T.A. for METR1004 in 2003. Since then, I've taught classes for Discovery Education, Varsity Tutors, and more. I've done over 400 speaking events, and have spread my message of sever weather awareness and research as both a morning and late-night talk show guest.

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Reed giving a talk to college students

Focusing on one's passion is what I'm all about.

My mother, who's also an educator, taught me that if I followed my dreams, I'd never work a day in my life. She may have regretted those words once she saw that my passion was getting up close and personal with the most powerful forces on the planet, but she still supports my goals to this day. I try to pass that lesson of focus and passion on to others every chance I get, so whatever your dreams are...

Never stop chasing.

Entities Worked With

Sponsorship Inquiries

Reed has proudly worked with brands like Bud Light, TurboTax, AllState Insurance, FlexSeal, Line-X, and more! If you're interested in working together, please shoot us a message, and we'll get right back. Thank you!

Appearances / Interviews

Reed has appeared in GQ, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Men's Health, and more! He's also been featured on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, and on and on. If you're interested in working with Reed, please fill in the form at the link. We'll get back to you promptly, and thank you very much for your interest!


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Advisor Services

Reed has provided custom forecasts as well as scientific guidance to creatives in both the television and film industries. If you'd like to see if he can help you, please click the button to fill in the form. We'll get back to you promptly.

Footage Inquiries

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Frequently Asked Questions

How dangerous is stormchasing?

Stormchasing can be very dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. I've lost close friends and mentors to tornadoes. But the real danger is the amount of driving that we do, as we can cover more than 30,000 miles in just over two months.

Are you open for sponsorships?

We sure are! Feel free to use the form below to let us know about what you're thinking.

Are you currently looking for team members?

We will be very soon. Stay tuned!

Do you do weather advising?

Yes! I've done both long-term and short term forecasts for film and television. I'm currently filling my most exciting (but private!) advisory role. Can't wait to be able to share!

If you're interested in my services, please use the form below

Are you open for creator collaborations?

Absolutely! However, you should know that I chase everything, and chases only happen with a couple days notice. Still, we're ironing out a process to collaborate with others more.