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.

Dr. Victor Gensini

Assistant Professor, Researcher, Storm Chaser

Dr. Victor Gensini is an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM).

Adam Lucio

Veteran Storm Chaser​

Adam Lucio is a storm chaser from Chicago, Illinois who has crisscrossed the nation for over a decade tracking everything from tornadoes to hurricanes to blizzards.

Liz Szewczyk

Meteorologist WPTA Fort Wayne

Liz Szewczyk 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!

Simon Brewer

Meteorologist and Extreme Weather Journalist​

More information on Simon coming soon!

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.

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.

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