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'Into the Storm'



One man in Oklahoma doesn’t live in fear of tornadoes, hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions. On Tuesday, he’ll talk about devoting his career to studying dangerous weather patterns.

One of the “Storm Chasers” of the Discovery Channel television series, Reed Timmer will discuss his new book, “Into the Storm,” at 7 p.m. at Hastings, 2300 W. Main in Norman. After the talk and Q-and-A, he will autograph copies of the book for fans.

“Into the Storm” focuses on what causes extreme weather conditions and how they are impacted by climate change. He also writes about weather anomalies like hurricanes and blizzards. The F5 tornado that hit Moore in 1999 is just one of the more than 300 storms Timmer details.

“The book is about his time chasing storms,” said Heather Connor, a publicity manager at Penguin Group USA Inc.

Timmer is in his fifth season of “Storm Chasers,” and some of the material for his book comes from his time working on the popular show. It follows teams of men as they pursue tornadoes in the hopes of getting good video footage of storms and learning more about them. The new season of “Storm Chasers” begins in late September.

A resident of Norman, Timmer runs the website and is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma.

For more information, call 329-5527 or visit—Carmen Forman

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