TV Junkie Interview: Reed Timmer from 'Storm Chasers'
The Discovery Channel is wrapping up it's fourth season of "Storm Chasers" at 10pm tonight and while there is no official word yet on whether the show is coming back or not next year, we would find it hard to believe that the network would drop one of its most exciting series. These guys are, after all, chasing down tornadoes and driving into them - just the concept blows "Auction Kings" away.
We spoke with professional storm chaser team leader, and meteorology PhD Reed Timmer, about this season of "Storm Chasers" and where he'd like the show to go. Sure, these guys are adrenaline-fueled but this is a reality show that is based on science. Producers can't script a tornado or manipulate how they might damage a town in rural Oklahoma.
Thomas Attila Lewis: Congrats on the success of this season, so many things have happened. Does it feel like ancient history since these were shot in the first half of the year?
Reed Timmer: It seems like a long time ago but it also seems like just yesterday to be honest. The last tornado I saw was on June 19th but I went storm chasing a week ago in Oklahoma, not for the show, but we storm chase year-round. Last year we went to Argentina because our winter is their spring and summer down there, saw some supercells spinning in the opposite direction which was really interesting. But it seems like just yesterday we were storm chasing and here we are in the middle of winter. In just a few months we will be out there again.