Feb 122011

Saturday, 12 February 2011


WCSU Science-at-Night presents:

Jim Bishop of stormgasm.com
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Jim Bishop, storm chaser and meteorologist

Jim Bishop, storm chaser and meteorologist


Jim will provide a presentation, followed by a viewing of his best tornado footage.
A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Location:
Western Connecticut State University
Science Building, Room 125
WCSU Midtown Campus, 181 White Street
Danbury, CT

Presentation Title:
“Storm Chasing and Severe Weather Awareness”

Jim Bishop is an experienced meteorologist who received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma. He has been storm chasing since 1999 and has seen over fifty tornadoes in his chasing career. Many of these tornadoes have gone down in history as some of the largest, most destructive, and even photogenic tornadoes of the last decade!

Jim will begin his talk with severe weather and tornado safety, including many myths about tornadoes and the safest places to be during a tornado. He is then going to explain what real storm chasing is and what it really involves, and what knowledge and equipment is necessary to safely chase storms. Jim’s wife, MaryLeigh, will talk alongside Jim about what it’s been like over the years storm chasing as an individual with no prior weather knowledge. Finally, Jim will spend time showing some his most memorable tornado videos and explaining things while showing the video.

Following the presentation, tornado DVDs will be on sale. During this time, Jim and MaryLeigh will be available for an informal question and answer session.