TRACKING STORMS AND SAVING LIVES, THE STORM CHASERS RETURN TO TAKE ON BIGGER TORNADOS AND HIGHER STAKES
Television's most electrifying hour returns with bigger storms and higher stakes this March, as Discovery Channel’s STORM CHASERS premieres a brand new season. Grab a front row seat to nature's fury in the heart of "Tornado Alley" as scientists, researchers and weather enthusiasts gear up and strap in for their pursuit of the ultimate tornado footage. STORM CHASERS premieres on Discovery Channel every Monday at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm), starting March 21.
Each spring, changing weather patterns across 700,000 square miles of the Great Plains known as "Tornado Alley" create the conditions for the world's most violent outbreaks. The world's top STORM CHASERS return to Tornado Alley, now armed to get closer than ever to America's deadly twisters.
For the new 2010 season, the three chase teams have seen some changes but all are stronger then ever. After a triumphant season that saw him finally catch his elusive "inside the tornado" footage, IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey and his monster tank-like TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle) are back for more action, joined by two new storm-chasing veterans. In hot pursuit is extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer who reunites with chasing partner Joel Taylor in their armoured chase vehicle "The Dominator." New this season is weather engineer and veteran researcher Tim Samaras and Team TWISTEX with a brand new prime chase vehicle. The teams battle weather – and each other – to get images and data that could help decode the secrets of nature's most intense storms.
Follow the STORM CHASERS as they record data and gather research, utilising science to improve tornado early warning systems and save lives amidst one of the most violent storm seasons on record.
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STORM CHASERS episode descriptions:
What Goes Around…
Reed and Joel bury the hatchet to face a new tornado season, but armour offers little protection when the roof blows off the new Dominator. Sean mixes up his crew and unleashes tension in the path of a west Texas twister.
Premieres Mar 21 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
Why We Chase
The deadliest tornado of the season tears a hundred mile long path across Mississippi, destroying 600 homes and the town of Yazoo City. For Reed, Joel and Chris, an epic chase turns into a race to save lives, and changes their own lives forever.
Premieres Mar 28 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
Back Seat Driver
After the worst tornado in his life, Reed pursues a new force of nature in TV weather woman Ginger Zee. But chasing more than weather leaves business partner and long-time friend Chris out in the cold. As twisters rip through the Ozarks, one long-time chaser calls it quits.
Premieres Apr 4 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
Sean finally gives the reigns to his meteorologist and navigator Matt Hughes, who leads the team to their best tornado intercept ever. Then triumph turns to tragedy as Storm Chasers loses one of its own.
Premieres Apr 11 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
Sean's team struggles with the death of a teammate, and heightened emotions lead to questionable driving. Reed arms the Dominator with probe cannons, while Tim smokes out a South Dakota monster that just keeps growing, and discovers there's no way out when you're in the path of a perfect storm.
Premieres Apr 18 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
The supercell system tearing across South Dakota spawns a massive tornado that gives all the teams plenty of almost non-stop intercept action.
Premieres Apr 25 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
Reed's air cannons are locked and loaded, but multiple tornadoes prove a hard target for an itchy trigger finger. Tim's team chases in the tornado twilight zone, while Sean weathers a storm of controversy.
Premieres May 2 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
Storm and chasers collide in Minnesota for a final showdown. As a ferocious EF-4 twister targets the town of Wadena, one team finds themselves in the wrong place at the right time, and Sean's trial by fire becomes a race to save others.
Premieres May 9 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm).
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