At the Storm Chaser annual BB-Q
in Piedmont, Oklahoma. From Left to Right: (Right Photo) Jim
Leonard, Dan Wexler, George Kourounis & Ron Gravelle
These weather related
pages are produced to enlighten and educate individuals about
the forces of nature and the weather around us.
My name is Dan Wexler
and I am a severe weather chaser, spotter and reporter. I periodically
do presentations in schools and for groups who are interested
in knowing the workings and safety of severe weather, being thunderstorms,
lightning events, tornadic episodes, snow storms and other strange
weather phenomena. I have an equipped four wheel drive vehicle
to make sure I am able to enter and exit areas that are not accessible
by normal means which enables me to also be at a disaster site
quicker and radio out to the appropriate authorities.
I am certified and
registered as a severe weather spotter by Environment Canada's
CANWARN (Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network) and the Severe
Weather Watcher programs. I am also certified and registered by
the United States' National Weather Service SKYWARN network. I
am active with ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services).
I DO NOT chase severe
weather for either government agency but I use them to report
my observations and findings when I am out in the field. My experience
comes from various areas, which include aviation meteorology training,
extensive research, asking questions and personal field experience.
Chasing severe weather is very dangerous, hence the millions of
dollars in damage and personal injury that occurs every time a
tornadic event or hurricane strike, not to mention the other weather
disasters. This is why I am not endorsing Storm Chasing as a hobby.
Unless you have the appropriate knowledge and have been out spotting/chasing
with an experienced person, dont even think about it. The
web site is designed to show my passion for weather, in all its
forms and I hope you enjoy it!