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warren faidley       "The difference between survival and disaster is often balanced on a razor's edge. Sometimes its calculated luck while other times experience has saved me. There is always an
      internal struggle between self-preservation and a burning obsession to witness even more."
   (Near Miami, Texas - May 1994). Storm Chaser - Warren Faidley, storm chasers homepage, tornado chasers. Storm chasers are chasing storms and tornadoes while visiting Tornado Alley to see tornado chasing.


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      "As someone who has looked though the lens of a camera for over 35 years, it's become clear that our climate is rapidly changing. I've seen changes in the thunderstorms I chase on land
      and the increasingly angry oceans.
  (Hurricane Irma. Miami, Florida. September 2017.).


storm chaser warren faidley

      "The driving force of my pursuit is simple -- it's a treasure hunt. I never know on any given day what I will encounter. The 'unknown' elements and curiosity is too hard to resist."
      
(East of Amarillo, Texas - June 2008).


disaster survival expert warren faidley

      "I started my career as a newspaper photojournalist in Tucson, AZ. I specialized in spot news, such as fires, disasters, riots or anything with front page potential. But newspaper work
      was not always exciting. Lightning photography offered new adventures and occasionally fantastic images."  
(Tucson, Arizona - July 1989)



warren faidley storm chaser

      "If only this old building could talk!   (Lonely crossroads. Eastern Colorado).


weather channel van hit by tornado

      "The first storm chasers were a handful of weather enthusiasts and university researchers in the 1950's into the 1980's who chased for the pure love of science, photography and adventure.
      The explorations were carried out over lonely highways were you were lucky to see another chaser on any given spring day. Unfortunately, this would all change as the once hidden concept
      of storm chasing was exposed to millions via motion pictures, cable television shows and social media. Suddenly, the abandoned highways were filled with hundres of vehicles -- often clogging
      roads and pursuing storms with dangerous, agressive behavior. In order to legitimize their antics, some chasers went as far as faking their genuine purposes for chasing. In May of 2013, the
      sensation with "agressive" chasing faced reality for a brief moment after a crew from The Weather Channel was struck by a tornado near El Reno, Oklahoma. Despite the sharp rise in chase-
      related deaths and injuries often caused by agressive chasing behavior, the majority of modern day chasers conduct their adventures in a responsible manner."


warren faidley storm chaser

"By the time I was age 12, I had lived in Tornado Alley (Topeka, Kansas), Hurricane
Alley (Mobile, Alabama) and finally Lightning Alley (Tucson, Arizona). The exposure
to so many weather extremes peaked my interest in severe weather at a very
young age.
"   (Tucson, Arizona - 2003)


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      "The harsh reality of chasing cannot be ignored at times. During my career I have walked though countless disaster scenes. The smell of fractured pine wood,tilled earth, damp fabric and
      diesel oil fills the air. When the rescuers depart, people turn to searching the piles of debris, seeking even the smallest token that might connect them to the past. It's often important that
      the storm does take everything.
"   (Joplin, Missouri - EF5 tornado - May 2011)


storm chaser lecture       "Chasing tornadoes is often like a giant game of 3D chess played out over thousands of square miles. Being in the right place at the right time is a symphony of forecasting
      and navigation while dodging everything from softball-sized hailstones to dust storms and slow moving farm equipment.
"   (Near Attica, Kansas - May 29, 2004)


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Storm Chaser - Warren Faidley, storm chasers homepage, while chasing tornadoes storm chaser Warren Faidley says the pursuit of storms can be dangerous. Some storm chasers have been killed so chasing tornados is hazardous.