Convective Addiction features the Midwest’s best storm chasers, collaborating to put their skills to use as a group. Mostly from Illinois, but branching out into Wisconsin and Ohio as well, we strive to offer a variety of unique viewpoints on severe weather, including forecasts, event synopses, videos and blogs relating to severe or hazardous weather. It should be noted that our pursuits here at Convective Addiction are purely out of respect and fascination with severe weather; while we do have one trained meteorologist who is part of the group, we do not seek to offer specific weather forecasting services for individuals or groups on a regular, contractual or commercial basis.
The idea for Convective Addiction was pitched back in late 2009 as a different approach to the storm chasing website. The chasers came together, each bringing a unique skill set and area of expertise along with them, including a television meteorologist, firefighter, engineer and software developer. All of these unique skills coterminous with some of the most die hard, passionate chasers in the country provide a great tool and unique way to present chasing information that sets the group apart from other storm chaser organizations, teams, etc.
Convective Addiction is NOT A STORM CHASING TEAM. In fact, most of us chase independently of each other year-round, only teaming up with one another on occasion. The idea therein is to provide multiple angles of coverage on similar events. If all of us chased in the same vehicle, then everything we would have would be the same and defeat the purpose of having a unique perspective on various storms. We pride ourselves on taking the extra steps needed to make our chase-related products the best out there.
Convective Addiction has spoken at several state storm chaser conventions, been featured in many newspaper articles and has released some of the most successful storm chasing DVDs the market has to offer. In addition to those things, we also provide live streaming video and breaking news footage to media outlets during severe weather events. The group continues to come up with new and unique ways to utilize their skills, so stick around, because there are even more great things to come! Oh, and share us with a friend or two, as we appreciate the support and it helps keep us motivated!
To learn more about the individual chasers involved in this effort, see the BIOs located in the “Chasers” section of the website.
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Note: Where general forecast (FCST) posts are concerned, the user/reader assumes absolute risk related to any use of said content in a FCST or nowcast weather posting. Convective Addiction is providing these forecast postings “as is,” and Convective Addiction disclaims any and all warranties, liabilities or responsibilities, whether express or implied. Consequently, Convective Addiction shall not be deemed liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, injuries or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of forecast or nowcast data about forthcoming or ongoing weather events that is posted to our site.
Who is who in Convective Addiction
Danny Neal - Hey, I am a storm chaser from Evergreen Park, IL. I have chased for 15 years and have seen around 50 tornadoes. I got into weather as a child and my passion has only grown from there. I love the thrill of the chase and being out there with Mother Nature. My favorite aspect of weather are supercells and tornadoes. There is no greater rush than being face to face with a large tornado churning in the field next to you. I love getting close up HD video and shooting long exposure still shots of night time lightning. I am also being featured in a new documentary “Season of the Storm” and will continue to film this spring. If you need to contact me please call/text me 7735438280 or email me at Danny@nrnilstormchaser.com. Thanks!
Adam Lucio - Hola, I am Adam Lucio and I live in Chicago. My role here with CA is simple. Chase hard, and get crazy video. What separates me from most chasers is I did not have a childhood event or fear that sparked my interest in storm chasing. I simply just loved watching the raw power of storms. So my whole chasing motto is “I don’t want to see the storm, I want to experience it.” I will take the risky core punch, and push my own limits to get into the worst weather imaginable. The saying goes “theres one in every family,” well if that saying were applied to CA, it would be about me. I will share an opinion, and chase the way I want, regardless of how it might be perceived! My personal website can be found at www.aerostorms.com
Jesse Risley – Hailing from the quaint whistle stop town of Colchester, IL, though a northern Illinoisan by birth, I am the member that usually gets to claim the first batch of storms that enters into our home territory when they cross the Mississippi River and cavalcade northeastward. I count storm chasing as my primary hobby, though I am also an active amateur radio operator. I call Convective Addiction my home, as I do not have a personal website of my own. My most active chase season is June and July, when I get out of school for the summer, though you’ll also find me traversing the Plains (or Dixie Alley) during my free time in the Spring too. I enjoy sharing forecast discussions and chase reports on the site, so look for those from time to time. Feel free to contact me via email at kb9tma AT yahoo.com as well.
Skip Talbot - Deeply impacted at a young age by the Plainfield, IL F5, mere miles from my childhood home, I developed a fascination with tornadoes that has grown into an obsessive urge to pursue and witness them first hand. Storm chasing has become a life consuming hobby of mine. I prefer to roam the deserted corners of the great plains and stand in silence and awe of mother nature’s surreal beauty and power. A computer graphics and software developer, I do a lot of behind of the scenes work with Convective Addiction on the website, editing video, and producting graphics and animation with custom software. I employ these skills on the chase as well, running my own robotic camera systems and software to help capture shots of the elusive tornado.