Having intercepted over 500 tornadoes and a dozen powerful hurricanes during the last decade, Reed Timmer, Ph.D., is known as the most successful and extreme storm chaser in the world, and is one of the few people in existence to document both an F5 tornado and the most devastating hurricane in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Timmer’s hands-on experience with a vast assortment of hazardous weather and natural disasters, as well as his extensive education in the science of meteorology, have made him one of the world’s most respected experts on severe weather forecasting, safety, and survival. As a star on Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers in 2008, Dr. Timmer became the first person in history to capture high-definition video inside a tornado. You may have also seen him on Discovery Channel’s When Nature Strikes, which featured his intercept of Hurricane Ike on Galveston Island as a deadly 15-foot storm surge threatened their position on the sea wall. A strong advocate for extreme weather and disaster education, Dr. Timmer has also appeared on all major news networks. He completed his Ph.D. in Meteorology in 2015. (Photo credit: Discovery Channel)
This event takes place in the Casino on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Tickets are $10 per person in advance; $15 per person at the door; and free to the GCU community with ID.