Hunting Nature's Fury: A Storm Chaser's Obsession with Tornadoes, Hurricanes and other Natural Disasters
coauthored with Roger Hill
Each year, an average 1,200 tornadoes (and in recent times, as many as 1,800) batter the United States. Most occur in Tornado Alley, a vast weather-beaten swath of middle America that stretches from Texas north to Canada, and from the Rockies east to the Appalachian Mountains. But in truth, we all live in tornado country – tornadoes occur in every state of the Union, and in dozens of countries around the world.
Where there are tornadoes, there are storm chasers, a unique brand of individual with a passion for getting up close and personal with the worst weather Mother Nature has to offer. They come in all shapes and sizes, from amateur hobbyists to scientific researchers to professional chasers. There is one, however, who stands head and shoulders above the rest: Roger Hill.
Hill has witnessed an astounding 300+ tornadoes. His footage has appeared on every major television network, plus National Geographic, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and countless others. He’s known for hunting tornadoes better than most anyone living today, and now, he’s stepped up his game and is chasing hurricanes as well.
Come along for an adrenaline-packed ride across the Great Plains, and relive Hill's closest calls, biggest tornadoes, and the storm that almost killed him as a boy.
- About the Authors - Click Here
- Visit Roger Hill's storm chasing website, stormchase.net - Click Here
- Watch a video from Pete and Roger's October 14, 2007 storm chase near the Kansas-Oklahoma border! Click here (4 min video, 11 MB file).