Dave and I are no longer producing any new episodes of Rolling Thunder due to time constraints on both our ends, but no worries..we still will be posting updates on our chase adventures both here on this page, on Youtube, and on our Facebook page!
The true reality of storm chasing is much less exciting
than what these shows would have you believe. Bust days
with endless hours of driving just to end up with a
sunburn are common. And we don't see massive EF5 wedge
tornadoes on every chase. All chasers have busted, even
on the high potential days. That's the reality. Sure,
there are a lucky few who can dedicate many months of
their time on the road chasing. However, most of us are
just not able to do that due to money, work or family
obligations. The majority of us get a few weeks a year
to chase, and on some years we come home on a high note,
and other years we may go home disappointed.
There have been several storm chaser reality shows that
have come out over the past few years. The majority of
these don't even come close to actual reality--they call
them "scripted reality". Situations in these shows are
often exaggerated, and sometimes completely made up, all
in the hope of making the show more dramatic.
For Dave and I, once we do pull the trigger on our
annual storm chase trip, we have about 2 - 3 weeks to
get what we're going to get. That's it. But it's that
inability to chase for months on end that drives us that
This web series will chronicle what storm chasing is
really like for those of us that cannot dedicate months
on the road. Everything will be shown, from the preps
involved, to the actual chases, and everything in
between. The highlights, the lowlights, the busts and
the scores. We will try to portray events as they
actually happened, instead of filling in the rough spots
with storm footage from other days. No high drama BS, no
staged fights or arguments--
Just 100% REAL storm chasing.
So, if you want to see what storm chasing is really
like, jump on board and spread the word!