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Tim Samaras

Tim Samaras

Date of Birth November 12, 1957
Date of Death May 31, 2013, El Reno, OK
Place of Birth Colorado
Country United States
Profession Meteorologist
Horoscope Scorpio

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SiblingsJim Samaras
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Children(s)Paul Samaras

Tim Samaras Biography

Tim Samaras is a famous Meteorologist, who was born on November 12, 1957 in United States. Best remembered for his appearances on the Discovery Channel weather series Storm Chasers, this engineer, meteorologist, and founder of TWISTEX (the Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment) was killed by a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma, while he was in the area conducting storm research. According to Astrologers, Tim Samaras's zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Samaras was born November 12, 1957 in Lakewood, Colorado, to Paul T. and Margaret L. Samaras. Paul (1925–2005) was a photographer and model airplane distributor who was an Army projectionist in WWII. Tim assisted in the photography and shop work. Margaret was born in 1929 and died in 1996. His mother talked him into watching an annual television broadcast of The Wizard of Oz at age six. “When the tornado appeared,” he recalled. “I was hooked!”

He was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. He and his wife, Kathy, raised a son named Paul (who was killed along with his father in the 2013 storm chasing accident) and daughters named Amy and Jennifer.

Timothy Michael Samaras (November 12, 1957 – May 31, 2013) was an American engineer and storm chaser best known for his field research on tornadoes and time on the Discovery Channel show, Storm Chasers. He was killed in the 2013 El Reno tornado.


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Samaras attended Lasley Elementary and O’Connell Junior High in Lakewood, before graduating from Alameda International Junior/Senior High School in 1976. In his twenties, he began to chase storms “not for the thrill, but the science.” He would continue this pursuit until his untimely death in 2013.

Tim Samaras Net Worth

Tim Samaras is one of the richest Meteorologist & listed on most popular Meteorologist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Tim Samaras net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

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Net Worth$1.5 Million
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Source of IncomeMeteorologist
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HouseLiving in own house.

His love of tornadoes developed during his childhood years, when he watched The Wizard of Oz. He also cultivated early interests in science and engineering, piecing together a radio transmitter at the age of twelve.

Samaras attended Lasley Elementary and O’Connell Junior High in Lakewood, before graduating from Alameda International Junior/Senior High School in 1976. In his twenties, he began to chase storms “not for the thrill, but the science.” He would continue this pursuit until his untimely death in 2013.

Samaras and his wife Kathy had three children — Paul (November 12, 1988 – May 31, 2013), Amy Gregg, and Jennifer Scott. The family lived on 35 acres near Bennett, Colorado, at the time of his death. The open space enabled Tim to erect amateur radio and other towers and provided ample room for workshops. He learned of the property through real estate investment work that he did on the side and to which his brother Jim introduced him. Samaras had another son, Matt Winter, whom he had only learned about seven years before Samaras’ death and who was welcomed into the family. Winter was also fascinated by weather and was informed by his mother that Tim was his father after he heard Samaras speak at the 2006 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Working in conjunction with Applied Research Associates, he investigated such airliner disasters as the crash of TWA Flight 800.

Beginning in 1998, Samaras founded and co-produced (with Roger Hill) the National Storm Chasers Convention, an annual event held near Denver and attended by hundreds of chasers from around the world. Samaras’s widow, Kathy, revealed in her first news interview since his death that she will continue ChaserCon, which consistently attracts luminary scientists and chasers as speakers. In 2005, he was named an “Emerging Explorer” by the National Geographic Society. From 2009 until the show’s cancellation in 2012, Samaras was a featured personality on the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers. He also worked for Boeing, doing field testing on hail-resistant skins for aircraft, and for the federal government during his career. According to Eileen O’Neill, president of the Discovery networks, Samaras’ work was directly responsible for increased warning times ahead of tornadoes.

Who is Tim Samaras dating?

According to our records, Tim Samaras married to Kathy Samaras. As of December 2021, Tim Samaras’s is not dating anyone.

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In 2011, Samaras took time off chasing to help build homes in Alabama for victims of tornadoes earlier that year. According to O’Neill he worked “from dawn to dusk” with “the same dedication and focus he brought to his meteorological work”.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Meteorologist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Tim Samaras celebrates birthday on November 12 of every year.

Samaras coauthored, along with Stefan Bechtel and Greg Forbes, Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth (ISBN 978-1426203022), in 2009. Samaras authored or coauthored around one dozen scientific papers. He also contributed to Storm Track magazine. He appeared in major pieces in National Geographic in April 2004, June 2005, August 2012, and November 2013. He was also widely interviewed by news stations, newspapers, and magazines and appeared in documentaries.

Samaras is survived by his wife Kathy, two daughters, a son from a previous relationship, brothers Jim and Jack, and two grandchildren. His memorial service was held on June 6, 2013 at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado.

In the spring of 2013, TWISTEX was conducting lightning research (including with a high-speed camera) when active tornadic periods ensued in mid to late May, so Samaras decided to deploy atmospheric pressure probes and to test infrasound tornado sensors that were still under development. At 6:23 p.m. on May 31, 2013, Samaras, his 24-year-old son Paul (a photographer), and TWISTEX team member Carl Young (a meteorologist), 45, were killed by a violent wedge tornado with winds of 295 mph (475 km/h) near the Regional Airport of El Reno, Oklahoma. The TWISTEX vehicle was struck by a subvortex, which generate the highest winds and some of which were moving at 175 mph (282 km/h) within the parent tornado. Their Chevrolet Cobalt was distinguishable as a vehicle to the first responding sheriff’s deputy only due to its single intact wheel, as it had been compressed into a ball of metal after the tornado tumbled it approximately one-half mile (0.8 km).

Atmospheric scientists and storm chasers embarked on a major project to gather information and analyze what happened regarding chaser actions and meteorological occurrences. A makeshift memorial was established at the site soon after the incident and a crowdfunded permanent memorial is under development, spearheaded by Doug Gerten, the deputy who first found the vehicle wreckage. A permanent memorial was later established, although this monument was vandalized in late March 2016. The monument was struck by bullets and the American flag was cut away from the flagpole.

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