Reed Timmer

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Reed Timmer
Born (1980-03-17) March 17, 1980 (age 34)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Fields Meteorology
Institutions KFOR-TV
Alma mater University of Oklahoma (B.S., M.S.)
Known for Featured on Storm Chasers
Designer and main operator of the SRV Dominator[citation needed]

Reed Timmer (born March 17, 1980) is an American meteorologist and storm chaser who starred on Discovery Channel's reality television series Storm Chasers.[1] On the series, Reed followed severe weather with his TornadoVideos.Net team in their vehicle, the SRV Dominator. He previously starred in the documentary film Tornado Glory[2] and subsequently the web series Tornado Chasers following the cancellation of the Discovery Channel show. He was featured in an interview on a bonus feature for the "Into The Storm" Blu-ray.

Timmer became interested in the weather at a young age, after experiencing a severe thunderstorm that reportedly dropped golfball-sized hail in his yard. Timmer began studying meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 1997. In October of that year, he filmed his first tornado.[3] He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at OU and, as of March 2010, is a Ph.D. candidate there. In April 2013, Reed joined KFOR-TV's 4WARN Storm Team as a storm chaser.[4]

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  1. ^ Rachael Recker (October 18, 2009). "Grand Rapids native Reed Timmer leads viewers into the eye of a tornado on 'Storm Chasers'". The Grand Rapids Press. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tornado Glory - Official Movie Site". PBS. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ "2009 Keynote Speaker - Reed Timmer". Northwest Council for Computer Education. February 20, 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ Reed Timmer brings chasing chops to 4Warn Storm Team

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