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What is storm chasing?

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Storm chasing refers to the pursuit and fist-hand observation of severe weather and violent storm conditions. Modern storm chasing began as an attempt to collect and record data regarding the formation of severe and potentially dangerous storms.

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What is storm chasing?
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People who chase storms often do so for a variety of reasons. Collecting information about how storms form and develop is often done by forecasters and atmospheric scientists. In recent years, storm chasing has become a popular activity for photographers, thrill seekers and even tourists. Hail, lightning and high winds mean that chasing severe weather often places amateur and professional chasers in dangerous situations.

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