Reed Timmer

Extreme Meteorologist and Storm Chaser

Reed has documented over 1,000 tornadoes and dozens of hurricanes in two decades of storm chasing, including extreme weather events Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the super tornado outbreak in Dixie Alley in April of 2011.

Brian Wilkes

Chief Meteorologist, FOX59 WXIN Indianapolis

Brian has been the chief meteorologist for FOX59 since July 1995. He is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

Sam Lashley

Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Indy

Having lived, worked, and chased storms in the Midwest most of his life, Sam understands the complex and variable weather patterns that impact this region.

Simon Brewer

Meteorologist and Extreme Weather Journalist​

Simon Brewer is a Meteorologist and Professional Storm Chaser known from several television series, web films, and documentaries, including 4 seasons of the series, "Storm Riders" on The Weather Channel.

Liz Braden

Meteorologist, WPTA Fort Wayne

Liz Braden is the weekend meteorologist and a multimedia journalist for Fort Wayne's NBC. In the summer of 2019, Liz saw 10 tornadoes while storm chasing in the Plains!

Jay Farlow

30-Year Storm Spotter & Ham Radio Operator 

Jay is an assistant emergency coordinator for SKYWARN with the Allen County, Indiana branch of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), a program of the ARRL, the national association for amateur radio.

Jaimie Foreman

Chair, INWARN & Regulatory Compliance Administrator, City of Carmel Utilities

Jaimie serves as the Chair of the Indiana Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network, is the Certified Operator/Regulatory Compliance Administrator for the City of Carmel Water Utilities, and serves in many organizations to ensure safe drinking water and readiness in emergency response.

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