The storm chasers that work under the umbrella of “Texas Storm Chasers” are leading edge champions in the storm chasing business. Professional storm chasers possess extensive knowledge of meteorological patterns, advanced forecasting techniques, and the critical safety protocols necessary for navigating and documenting severe weather events skillfully.

The Birth of Texas Storm Chasers

Texas Storm Chasers began with two amateur high school storm chasers, David Reimer and friend, who wanted to gain experience in the field and share their live footage online in 2009. Facebook and Twitter were in the hatchling phase of coming into existence in 2009—and nowhere near the social media giants Facebook and X are today.

The two students employed social media as an experiment and to cement a domain name and their handles. Their success was evident after a few months, and they began posting more detailed storm chasing information. They secured a basic FrontPage website and soon upgraded to a WordPress website for weather blogs.  

The two young men first tested their WordPress site during the Texas February 11, 2010 snowstorm. They focused on storm chasing first and posting on social media secondly through to early 2011. While storm chasing, they could not post real-time updates at that time with the technology they were using.

By April 2011, their social media accounts were accumulating relatively high ratings. Their Facebook page had grown to 7,000 fans and 2,500 people had followed them on Twitter. Facebook fans had increased to 14,000 by September 2011. The rest of TSC’s story progresses as U.S. severe weather outbreak history.

Texas Storm Chasers in 2024

During severe weather, Texas Storm Chasers (TSC) broadcast live footage on Facebook and YouTube. Their storm coverage is more detailed and useful than what you get from major news network broadcasts. They also provide a wonderful weather mobile app that you can download from their website:

David Reimer has mobilized a team of severe weather experts who chase storms not only in Texas, but all over Tornado Alley and beyond, even New Jersey. The Texas Storm Chasers video library dates back to some of its first chases in 2010, and it grows with every chase. Chases include following blizzards, floods, hailstorms, tornados, and more, like solar eclipses.

About TSC

On TSC’s home/about page, you can check out the fantastic TSC team, what they do, and where to follow each one online. TSC updates its Facebook page continually, always live during severe weather outbreaks, and you can watch live footage during chases. Watch live on YouTube too. 

You can get current updates on all their social media platforms and follow TSC on Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, TikTok, Twitch, YouTube, and X. These are extremely well maintained sites with hoards of fans and followers. TSC has come a long way since its first FrontPage website. 

TSC Facebook spawned the public Facebook group, Fans of, where fans post their own pics and videos along with the TSC team members. Everybody cannot be at every storm, so Fans of is a great source to find supplemental storm information. 

You can email TSC with comments and questions from its website. Please be appreciative that TSC receives thousands of requests for “personalized” forecasts. Due to TSC’s workload, which uses most human abilities and every sense, the TSC team cannot always respond. Otherwise, go to the TSC social media outlet that you prefer to post comments and questions. 

It is no wonder that the individual TSC team members have their own fans. How would your charity, church, company, organization, or school like an up-close lesson in meteorology on severe weather? TSC public speakers are available. 

For kids, TSC’s presentation is highly engaging and age appropriate. The TSC presentation covers three primary severe weather-related areas: lightning, tornadoes, and flooding and safety precautions before, during, and after severe weather events. For adult audiences, TSC includes coverage for new residents who are not familiar with Texas weather. 

Texas Outside Approved

Texas Outside team members would not be complete without the TSC mobile app. In this writer’s opinion, it is the best and only weather app I need during severe weather outbreaks on the Oklahoma/Texas border. It tells me exactly what is happening, exactly where I am planted. 

Texas Outside team members are on the road, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and attending events. We run into weather of all sorts. Weather pops up out of nowhere at any given time. Then there are the outbreaks we know are coming and prepare for. This is not a paid ad, we just use and depend on TSC’s mobile app.

What Is Life Like on the Road for Professional Storm Chasers?

When Severe Weather Hits, Storm Chasers Typically:

Monitor Weather Data: Continuously analyze radar, satellite images, and weather models to track the storm’s development and movement.

Position Themselves Strategically: Move to a location that offers the best vantage point to observe and document the storm while staying safe. They often use GPS and mapping tools to navigate.

Document the Storm: Capture photos, videos, and data on the storm’s behavior, including its formation, structure, and impact. This documentation can be valuable for scientific research and public awareness.

Communicate with Authorities and Media: Provide real-time updates to meteorologists, emergency services, and media outlets to inform the public and contribute to safety measures.

Stay Safe: Prioritize their safety by keeping a safe distance from the most dangerous parts of the storm, such as the eyewall of a hurricane or the path of a tornado. They also have safety gear and emergency plans in place.

Assist with Emergency Response: In some cases, storm chasers may help with search and rescue operations or provide first aid until professional responders arrive.

Analyze and Share Data: After the storm, they review and share their collected data with the scientific community, helping to improve future forecasting and understanding of severe weather phenomena.

Kendall Davis
Author: Kendall Davis

Author: Kendall Davis Company: Lumini Services Kendall currently lives on the shores of Lake Texoma in Texas. She traveled across two-thirds of the U.S. for many years camping at lakes, rivers, and three oceans before motels and hotels if at all possible, and she continuously saw God's presence in nature. Writing for Lakehub allows Kendall to share her experience with God's creations.

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