so we're not actually sisters... but we are true Twister Sisters! We
started chasing together in 2001 and have become best of friends. We
both enjoy life, like a good glass of wine, think the same way, and
have a common desire... to capture the perfect wedge! We always agree
on a target and continue to learn more from each successful chase and
each bust. Every chase is a new and exciting challenge.
both have a Bachelor's Degree in Science and are completed several Meteorology
courses at Saint Cloud State University. We also attended a Severe Storm
Forecasting class instructed by Tim Vasquez and attended the College
of Du Page Severe Storms Forecasting Conference. During the chase season
we work for FOX 9 News, KMSP in Minneapolis, MN and teach basic and
advanced Skywarn classes. We have
given educational severe weather talks for 2 consecutive years at a
HAM radio fest in St. Paul, MN; The Importance of Boundaries for Severe
Storm Initiation and Tornadic vs. Non-Tornadic Wall Clouds. During the
summer of 2002 we volunteered as IHOP Mobile Mesonet Operators at the
National Severe Storms Laboratory.
In early 2003 we presented a case study of the unexpected 9-10-02 midnight
Albertville, MN tornado at the Denver
Storm Chaser Convention and at the National Severe Storms and Doppler
Radar Conference in Des Moines, IA. At the same conferences in 2004
we presented a case study of the Searles, MN tornado that developed
25 yards in front of us on July 14th, 2003. In 2005 we instructed a
Severe Weather Workshop at Metro State University and presented at Science
Night in Wayzata, MN. We have also presented for several organizations,
including Saline County Emergency Services, Graduate Women in Science
from the UofM, Minneapolis Retired Teachers, and more!
2007/2008 we were featured on a reality TV series, "Twister Sisters",
on WE TV. We have also been interviewed on Good Morning America, Entertainment
Tonight (NBC), ABC, FOX, MS-NBC, Anderson Cooper and Jay Lenno. Our
video has also been aired on NBC, CNN, The Weather Channel, and National
Geographic Television. We were also recently involved with two documentaries
National Geographic Channel.
the 2002 chase season was amazing and the Spring of 2003 was unforgettable,
2004 - 2008 provided new and spectacular tornadoes and adventures! Amongst
the tours with our storm tour business, the TV Show and our personal
chases we saw over 15 tornadoes in 2003 and close to 10 in 2004 and
again in 2005. In 2006 we were able to report live from the field and
warn the public of a large tornado that tracked through southern Minnesota,
barely missing St. Peter.
intention is to share our passion and knowledge with others who are
interested in learning more about storm chasing, forecasting, and the
dynamics of severe weather. We have had 6 very successful seasons and
are looking forward to the adventures of 2009!