It wasn’t in till the early 1970’s when the first storm chase was documented. However, the background on storm chasing has been around since the word “tornado” became a definition. Former storm chaser Dan Robinson has his personal definition of what “true” storm chasing is, “The term ‘chasing’ implies the careful forecasting and tracking of storms, then driving to them to make observations and take evidence.” (Robinson, 5) But does this include the facts that the past shows about storm chasing? No. He did not include the dangers, the victims losing their homes; everything they knew, and most importantly, the lives the twisters can take. More than 60% of the United States believes that storm chasing has become more of a trend than for actual science. I could not agree more. The definition of storm chasing has changed dramatically in the last decade. When reading Dan Robinson’s article Storm Highway, the definition of storm chasing came across as ‘storm observing’ or a ‘weather safari.’ At first,...
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