GPS Tracking Used to Honor Storm Chasers

June 3, 2013  - By
Image: GPS World

The storm chasing and weather community is honoring three storm chasers killed in an Oklahoma tornado on Friday. Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Samaras’s chase partner Carl Young are being honored via the Spotter Network, where their initials are being spelled out.

The Spotter Network is a website used by storm chasers to follow weather movements. Users have been adding position locations to spell out the initials TS, PS, and CY, shown here in an image at

The Samarases were well known to TV viewers, having been prominent subjects of the Discovery Channel series “Storm Chasers” and frequent contributors to The Weather Channel. They weren’t working for either channel last week, both networks said.

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