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Hi everyone,

 

This is my first post on netweather - hope you're all well.  

 

I work for production company DSP (please see our website www.dsp.tv if you'd like to know more).  

 

We're developing a series for Channel 4 about extreme weather and I have a question I was hoping you might be able to help me with:

 

If you had a whole year and money and time were no object, what would be your dream storm chasing year - where would you travel to around the world each month to see the best extreme weather?  This could be tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, monsoons, insane winds, typhoons, lightning shows and anything else hot, cold, wet, wild or windy.

 

We are also looking for storm chasers who might be interested in presenting.  If you are, please let me know.

 

All the best and thanks in advance,

 

James

 

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    I am living that Dream James - Lol

     

    For the last 8 years I have been going to Tornado Alley for 2 months as the leader of the Storm Chases with Netweather and also 2 weeks in Arizona in August for the Extreme Lightning in Monsoon Season.

     

    But If I could do it for a year, would probably be something like below

     

    Jan-Feb :- Storm Chasing in Argentina

    March :- A month in the Northern Territories of Australia for Lightning Storms

    April :- A shot at Tornado Chasing in Bangladesh

    May-June :- Pretty much what I do now, Tornado Alley

    July :- Storm Chasing in Canada (Manitoba, Sasketchewan)

    August :- Monsoon Season in Arizona

    Sep-Oct :- Hurricane Chasing anything that Crops Up

    Nov-Dec :- Northern Lights and Snow chasing up in the Arctic Circle

     

    Hope that helps.

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  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York
  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York

     

    I am living that Dream James - Lol

     

    For the last 8 years I have been going to Tornado Alley for 2 months as the leader of the Storm Chases with Netweather and also 2 weeks in Arizona in August for the Extreme Lightning in Monsoon Season.

     

    But If I could do it for a year, would probably be something like below

     

    Jan-Feb :- Storm Chasing in Argentina

    March :- A month in the Northern Territories of Australia for Lightning Storms

    April :- A shot at Tornado Chasing in Bangladesh

    May-June :- Pretty much what I do now, Tornado Alley

    July :- Storm Chasing in Canada (Manitoba, Sasketchewan)

    August :- Monsoon Season in Arizona

    Sep-Oct :- Hurricane Chasing anything that Crops Up

    Nov-Dec :- Northern Lights and Snow chasing up in the Arctic Circle

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    That sounds great fun Paul can I join you!!!

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    That would be amazing Jon, just imagine if we had Mr Cowells money and do that for a whole year, what a documentary that would make!

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    What a year that would be, witnessing all of that weather fury in a space of 12 months.

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Hi James

     

    Argentina has a kind of reverse Tornado Alley, with the Andes to the east of the flat plains much like the rockies are to the west of tornado alley. Obviously because it is in the southern hemisphere the storms move in the opposite direction to the great plains, and hook echoes on the radar are locating in the North-West part of the storm as opposed to the normal south-west, south in the Northern Hemisphere.

     

    Snow chasing is just a fun part of documenting big snowfalls, also convective snowfalls with the rare occurences of Thundersnow etc

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  • Location: Home - Hutton, Essex / Work - Camden Town, London
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Sun, Deep Snow, Convective Goodness, Anvil Crawlers
  • Location: Home - Hutton, Essex / Work - Camden Town, London

    Jan-April - Australia (Queensland, Perth) - Lightning and Hail hunting

    May-June - Tornado Alley (and beyond..!) - Tornadoes/Supercells

    July-Aug - Central Europe, Germany, Italy - Tornadoes/Supercells

    Sept- Oct - Caribbean & the Deep south - Hurricanes

    Nov- Dec - Can't decide! Probably back to the US to start (Chicago) - for Snow, then maybe Finland for more snow....

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    I am living that Dream James - Lol

     

    For the last 8 years I have been going to Tornado Alley for 2 months as the leader of the Storm Chases with Netweather and also 2 weeks in Arizona in August for the Extreme Lightning in Monsoon Season.

     

    But If I could do it for a year, would probably be something like below

     

    Jan-Feb :- Storm Chasing in Argentina

    March :- A month in the Northern Territories of Australia for Lightning Storms

    April :- A shot at Tornado Chasing in Bangladesh

    May-June :- Pretty much what I do now, Tornado Alley

    July :- Storm Chasing in Canada (Manitoba, Sasketchewan)

    August :- Monsoon Season in Arizona

    Sep-Oct :- Hurricane Chasing anything that Crops Up

    Nov-Dec :- Northern Lights and Snow chasing up in the Arctic Circle

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Can't Netweather expand their weather holiday horizons? :D

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