Warren Faidley

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Warren Faidley (born May 11, 1957) is an American storm chaser.[1][2] Faidley is credited as the world's first full-time professional storm chaser.[3][4]


Faidley is a graduate from University of Arizona and Pima Community College.

His very first tornado chase landed him in Saragosa, Texas a small community that had been swept away by a violent F4 tornado on May 22, 1987.[5][6] His professional career was launched in October 1988 after he took a photograph of lightning hitting a light pole in an oil and gasoline tank farm in Tucson, Arizona. The image was published in Life Magazine,[7][4] billing him as a "Storm Chaser”.[8][7]

In 1997 Faidley was the subject of Stephen Kramer's book Eye of the Storm.[9]


  1. ^ Roush, Margaret E. (2008). "Current Biography". H.W. Wilson Co.
  2. ^ "Warren Faidley Biography". Stormchaser.com. 2018.
  3. ^ "Storm Chaser". March 2006.
  4. ^ a b Carson, Mary Kay (2007). Weather Projects for Young Scientists. Chicago Review Press. p. 82. ISBN 1-55652-629-6.
  5. ^ Warren Faidley (2006 e-edition 2009) Storm Chaser - A lifelong quest to find the perfect storm. ASIN: B0028N6OMK
  6. ^ "Photographer recalls nightmare". May 25, 1987.
  7. ^ a b "Snapshots". February 1989.
  8. ^ "The Storm Chaser". February 1, 2006.
  9. ^ Fredericks, Anthony D. (2001). Investigating Natural Disasters Through Children's Literature: An Integrated Approach. Libraries Unlimited. p. 111. ISBN 1-56308-861-4.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kramer, Stephen P. (1999). Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley. Penguin USA. ISBN 0-698-11766-2.
  • Faidley, Warren (2006). Storm Chaser eBook edition: A Lifelong Quest to Find the Perfect Storm. Weatherstock Inc. ISBN 1888763000.
  • Faidley, Warren (2006). The Ultimate Storm Survival Handbook. Weatherstock Inc. ISBN 1-4016-0285-1.
  • Harris/Faidley (2005). Voyages: Wild Weather - Chase the Planet's Wildest Weather with "Cyclone Cowboy" Warren Faidley. Kingfisher Books Ltd. ISBN 0-7534-1184-9.
  • Faidley, Warren (2018). Wicked Weather - A Visual Essay of Extreme Storms. Amherst Media. ISBN 1682033465.

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