Reed Timmer Biography
Reed Timmer is an American meteorologist and storm chaser who starred on Discovery Channel’s reality television series Storm Chasers. On the series, He followed severe weather with his Tornado Videos Net team in their vehicle, the SRV Dominator. Timmer previously starred in the documentary film Tornado Glory and subsequently the TV series Tornado Chasers following the cancellation of the Discovery Channel show.
Reed’s first official storm chase was at the age of 13, when he intercepted a severe storm in his front yard and was pelted by golf-ball size hail that destroyed his family’s video camera. Ever since that day, he’s been obsessed with extreme weather and storm chasing.
Reed Timmer Age
Timmer was born on 17th March 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
Reed Timmer Height
Reed stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Reed Timmer Education
Timmer graduated from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1998 and began studying meteorology at the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Reed Timmer Nationality
Reed is of American Nationality
Reed Timmer Parents
Timmer was born to his mother, Gracie Timmer and his father, Dave Timmer. His mom was a teacher while his dad was a small Shop Owner.
Reed Timmer Siblings
Timmer has two siblings, an elder brother and one younger sister.
Reed Timmer Wife
Timmer is married to fellow Meteorologist Maria Molina Timmer who worked in the Meteorology department for Fox News for six years.
Maria Molina Timmer was born on 7th April, 1987, She was the on-air meteorologist for the Fox News Channel, a U.S. television network, from 2010 to 2016. She is now pursuing her PhD at Central Michigan University where she is also a graduate research assistant.
Reed Timmer Children
Reed is highly secretive when it comes to his personal and family life hence his children names are unknown.
Reed Timmer Storm Chaser
Timmer is CEO of Weather Fusion LLC, offering forensic meteorology and consulting services and extreme weather media. His Tornado, hurricane and blizzard footage has been licensed to over 100 production companies and television networks since 1997 and has been seen by 100s of millions of people world wide on television, internet and mobile videos devices. He is also the lead meteorologist for WarningAware.Com, an extreme weather customized alerts company and also storm chaser for AccuWeather.
Timmer started his own web series called Tornado Chasers on his website TVN Weather.com, he started it with fellow members of his TVN Team. He has created 2 seasons so far, a 2012 season, and a 2013 season, He is unsure if the series will return at all.
Reed documented a massive F5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma on 3RD May , 1999, Reed became even more obsessed with extreme storm chasing. Since then, he has driven over 50,000 miles every year from the Mexican Border to Canada, and has captured over 200 tornadoes on film.
Reed released Season 1 with a total of 12 episodes. 2012 was a very quiet season, and so very few tornadoes were seen. The best tornado they shot was a massive tornado in South Dakota on 22nd June, 2012,with monster hail, they were not in the Dominator at the time, which ended up seeing their SUV’s windows shattered by the large hail. It can be seen in episode 12 of the Season.
Timmer also released Season 2 which had far more tornadoes and exciting footage than what season 1 had, the most notable tornado being the 31st May El Reno Tornado. The season also shows him getting enrolled into the KFOR 4WARN Storm Chasing team. Joel Taylor also returned for episodes 1 and 2, but after a fall out with Reed he decided not to return.
Reed filmed The Moore 1999 tornado on camera, he said that when he saw the tornado coming down on him, and all the debris, he was not scared of it but more mesmerized by it. But when we realized all of the damage that was done he said that it then sinks in that lives are being lost.
Reed chased The Yazoo City Tornado, which is one of the deadliest Tornadoes that he ever chased, it ripped a 1.5 mile wide path through the town, killing 4 people in the process, Reed, Joel and Chris came across a man who was thrown from his house and was laying under the rubble, he looked deceased at first but when suddenly moved with agony, Reed and his crew helped him out and he was airlifted to Hospital, he was paralyzed after the incident, but thanked the team for saving his life.
Reed Timmer Salary
Reed earns an annual estimated salary of USD 200,000.
Reed Timmer Net Worth
Timmer net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.
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