Calm, with an eye on the storm

Calm, with an eye on the storm

By Andrew Bridges, 15:35 PM July 29, 2012

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When Tim Samaras and his crew show up in a small town, their cars bristling with anemometers and other weather instruments, the welcome isn’t always warm. “There are locals who think we are bringing the weather,” says Samaras, 54. “One or two have even asked us to leave.”

True, it seems like wherever Samaras ventures each spring, tornadoes follow. But that’s just a sign of the storm chaser’s knack for staying a step ahead of his prey. “We cannot go to Google and order up a torna...

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