Storm Riders (TV series)
|Starring||Simon Brewer (storm chaser)
Juston Drake (storm chaser)
Carl Bishop (narrator)
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Weather Channel|
|Original release||September 6, 2011– November 15, 2011|
Storm Riders is a reality television series following two meteorologists as they travel across the Great Plains of the United States in search of thunderstorms. Storm Riders is currently seen on The Weather Channel.
They're not your typical storm chasers - they run a bare bones operation; no high-tech equipment, no gadgets, no antennas. Just a cell-phone and a map. Reading the sky like a book, they rely purely on their education and instincts. Along with their storms they educate you on the facts of meteorology and how the storms form.
Simon Brewer is a meteorologist and storm chaser from Norman, Oklahoma. He received his degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. He devotes his life to chasing, reportedly documenting extreme weather phenomena.
Simon has been chasing storms for more than a decade. He's witnessed hundreds of tornadoes, eight hurricanes, two tropical storms, dozens of winter storms and thousands of supercells. He documented the widest tornado in history: a 2.5 mile wide monster that struck Hallam, NE. He intercepted the eyes of three major hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in US history.
Juston Drake is a meteorologist and storm chaser from Topeka, Kansas. His interest in weather stems from listening to his mother's extraordinary stories about her experiences with and F5 tornado that destroyed her home. After earning his degree in meteorology, Juston is still fascinated with learning about the atmosphere.
Juston has been chasing storms for 5 years. He has witnessed numerous tornadoes, supercells, and hurricanes. His degree in meteorology allows him to enjoy the scientific part of chasing by collecting data and documenting the storm. He loves the challenge of forecasting the best areas for severe weather.
Storm chasing is Juston's life. He spends everyday thinking about past and possible future chases, analyzing data, and looking at old storm pictures.
Carl Bishop is a voice actor whose personality can transform into just the right character to tell your story. With his wide range and flexibility Carl’s voice has driven commercial campaigns for some of the most recognizable products, including Gillette, Subway, Colgate and Verizon.
His voice brands networks including CNN, MTV and Bloomberg News, and he has narrated documentaries for A&E.
In the growing field of online tutorials and webisodic content, Carl Bishop has voiced programs for established and emerging companies alike.
In the arena of politics, Carl has lent his voice to high profile candidates Hillary Clinton, Bill Nelson of Florida and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island among others.
Season 1 (2011)
|1||1||"Mapleton, IA Tornadoes"||September 6, 2011|
|A tornado plows through the town of Mapleton, Simon and Juston go to survey damage.|
|2||2||"NE Oklahoma Tornado"||September 6, 2011|
|As the guys are documenting multiple tornadoes in Oklahoma, a deadly tornado grinds through the town of Joplin, MO.|
|3||3||"Aurora Tornadoes"||September 13, 2011|
|See Juston and Simon chase tornadoes across the heartland using finely honed instinct and basic weather data.|
|4||4||"Minnesota Tornado Outbreak"||September 20, 2011|
|Simon and Juston travel to Minnesota to come face to face with a storm capable of producing the biggest and most deadly tornadoes.|
|5||5||"Tuscaloosa Tornado"||September 27, 2011|
|A very difficult chase through tough terrain as Juston and Simon see a tornado on the outskirts of Tuscaloosa, about to tear through the city.|
|6||6||"Central Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak"||October 4, 2011|
|Simon is worried about his home in Norman, OK because there could be tornado heading straight for it.|
|7||7||"TX/WI Tornadoes"||October 11, 2011|
|Multi-vortex tornado touches down just behind Simon and Juston and starts moving towards them.|
|8||8||"Dupree, SD Tornadoes"||October 25, 2011|
|A slow moving storm floods the road The Storm Chasers are on, trapping them.|
|9||9||"KS/IL/NE Coldcore Tornadoes"||November 8, 2011|
|How close can Simon and Juston get to a tornado crossing right in front of them?|
|10||10||"KS/OK Tornadoes"||November 15, 2011|
|A multi-vortex develops in a farm field as other storm chasers look on.|