Tim Samaras from the Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers” Died Chasing a Tornado in Oklahoma [VIDEO]
The men were mourned by family and colleagues over the weekend. Samaras was the field organizer and founder of the Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in-near Tornadoes Experiment, more commonly known as TWISTEX, a tornado research organization, and spent more than 20 years following storms.
"I chase the most powerful storms on the planet," he said in a video uploaded to YouTube last year. "All my life I've been on a quest to figure out how theses things worked. Tornadoes have represented the biggest challenge as they are very fleeting in nature and extremely difficult to pinpoint their proposed destruction."