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NG Weekend Reflects on Tim Samaras’ Life, Explorations as Storm Chaser

The death of Tim Samaras, famous storm chaser and National Geographic grantee, is saddening and surprising as National Geographic Weekend interviewed Samaras just hours before he died on Friday chasing a tornado in Oklahoma. Tim visited the show regularly over the years, including on our very first show.  In August 2007, Samaras was a guest…

The Most Incredible Oklahoma Tornado Videos

See some of the most compelling clips of the Oklahoma tornado, as chosen by National Geographic’s video editors.

Explorer Takes a Break From Tornadoes to Chase Lightning

“We’re embarking on a new frontier” – Emerging Explorer Tim Samaras on he’s new plan to chase and photograph lightening in the Southwest.

Tornado Hunter’s First Video of the Year

On his first day of research for the year, NG Emerging Explorer Tim Samaras captures footage of a massive tornado cutting across a Kansas highway just in front of the expedition team.

To Keep an Eye on the Weather, NOAA GOES P

—Image courtesy NOAA Next week NASA will launch the latest in a series of satellites run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration designed to track extreme weather events from space. Known as the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES, each craft carries a letter designation until it arrives in orbit, when it is renamed…

Dodging Twisters with Tim Samaras

Rachel Graham, a friend with National Geographic Books, wrote to let me know they’d made a video to promote Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth. The book chronicles some of the monster funnels National Geographic grantee Tim Samaras has seen up close, and his harrowing adventures deploying cameras in their paths.…