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Storm Chasing Handbook (Second Edition)

Tim Vasquez

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It s the definitive bible on storm chasing, updated in 2008!

The Storm Chasing Handbook examines the hobby of storm chasing the people, the philosophy, and the equipment. Using key findings from the past four decades of scientific literature, readers learn the inner workings of severe weather and dabble with the fundamentals of forecasting techniques, blended with wisdom from the author s own experiences. From target area and storm type prediction to successful, safe navigation, the Storm Chasing Handbook has it covered.

A large appendix features a Great Plains travel guide covering local history, culture, meteorology, and geology for nearly 100 chase routes, dining recommendations, broadcast radio and NOAA weather maps, an almanac of past chase seasons, special telephone numbers for reporting severe weather, and a list of recommended videos, books, websites, and references.

Chase pioneer David Hoadley has contributed a foreword and dozens of original illustrations and cartoons. Contains an assortment of black & white photographs by Laura Duchesne, Andrea Griffa, William Hark, Justin Hobson, Chris Kridler, Steve Miller, Andrew Ryan, Brandon Sullivan, and others.

Perfect for new chasers looking for a good start, seasoned veterans looking for travel information, chase tour customers, weather hobbyists, and anyone who deals with severe weather on a regular basis.

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About the Author:

Tim Vasquez is a meteorologist who began chasing in 1987, following in the footsteps of Alan Moller and Tim Marshall. In 1989 he began a decade of service as an Air Force meteorologist, and several years later moonlighted as an on-air weathercaster for ABC in Abilene and for AFKN in Korea. In 1992 Tim began writing a library of weather analysis software tools, and in 1996 he settled in the chase mecca of Norman, Oklahoma. Since 2000, Tim has provided severe weather classes in the wintertime and commercial chase forecasting services in the spring. He also writes for Weatherwise magazine.

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