This is Tim Samaras, second from the left. That is my grandson ,Korey, in the plaid shirt. This was taken at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana. Tim had gone to the storm chasers class, to instruct the team on chasing storms and reporting tornadoes. Tim wasn't just a storm chaser, he was a true scientist. He has gathered important informatiom about how storms and tornadoes develop.
Tragically Tim (55), his son Paul(24) and a colleague Carl Young(45) were killed last week while chasing the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. While near El Reno, Ok. a tornado turned and caught their vehicle up in the twister. Tearing and tossing the car and killing the crew. This is a great loss for us all. My prayers go out for the families of these brave men.
This is the t-shirt my grandson designed for his class at Ball State. He got his degree in meteorology while at Ball State. He was very much impressed by Tim Samaras. Korey went on to graduate school at the University of Salt Lake City and just graduated this spring.
There will be many to come along and take Tim 's place...but few will ever fill his shoes. xoxo
Oh, Susie, I am so very sorry to read this. I had seen reports and picture on TV. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.ReplyDelete
We heard about this also. What a tragedy. I am so sorry for their friends and family.ReplyDelete
i am so sorry about all this honey...ReplyDelete
He was safe at what he did, not a reckless soul changing the wind. He was a scientist and collected so much data on what they use today to predict the worst of the storms and get people out of harms way. Because of him, people have more warning and time to take cover. He will be so missed. Your grandson was so lucky to have had the chance to meet him.ReplyDelete
I remember reading about this. What a terrible tragedy. My sympathies go out to the families and friends.ReplyDelete
I saw that on the news, Susie. It is just so sad. It is a small world, isn't it? There he is with your grandson. That was a great Tshirt he designed. xo DianaReplyDelete
Such a tragedy, Susie! Your grandson must be really pleased he had the opportunity to meet Tim. Very sad time, indeed.:-(ReplyDelete
I read about this tragedy, Susie. I took some meteorology class time in college and it was tough. My prayers for the families.ReplyDelete
Such a sad loss, Susie. xo LauraReplyDelete
Really a sad story...I am sure your grandson and colleagues really are saddened by it, too...ReplyDelete