Bob earned his Ph.D. from the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma where he chased two seasons with the Doppler on Wheels crew. He has been fascinated with storms since the age of six, and has chased since 1991, intercepting storms from Minnesota to Colorado to Texas. His career in meteorology has included two years as chief meteorologist for KEYC-TV in Mankato, MN, a year of teaching meteorology courses at St. Cloud State University, and a year doing research as a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University. Outside of the chase season, he works for WindLogics, Inc., a company specializing in wind energy resource assessment and forecasting.
Role: Driver, Tour guide
Tour operator: Tempest Tours
Merits: Ph.D. from the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma
Started chasing: 1991