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A time of tremendous loss.
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Written by Heidi Farrar   
Sunday, 02 June 2013 12:31

Late yesterday evening, the storm chasing and professional meteorology communities were shocked to learn of the passing of three of our own. Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and Carl Young, were tragically among those lost in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado on May 31, 2013. Tim, Paul and Carl were admirable men, committed to the hard science of meteorology, and were pioneers in field research.  They were also fantastic weather observers and photographers. Accepting what has happened is very difficult for all who knew and loved them; our deepest sympathies are extended toward those who are feeling such tremendous pain and sense of loss at this time.

 

More information can be found here.

 

Information on Tim's TWISTEX field project can be found here.

 

This past March, Tim took the time to join Reed and Joel to talk chasing during a podcast.  That can be viewed here.


In closing, I would like to share two of my favorite videos from Tim and his team:

 

Tim was fascinated by high-speed lightning photography.

 

On April 14 of last year, Tim and his team captured some of the best video of the year, as they tracked the powerful Langley, KS tornado.

 



Though we may not understand, may we receive comfort through each other.