storm chasers en Severe Spring Weather: What's Ahead <p>This week, Iowa has been pummeled by strong winds, rain, hail, and even a tornado – with Sunday’s storm taking the lives of two Iowans.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, severe weather in the Midwest. Two Iowa climatologists, Bill Gallus (ISU) and Alan Czarnetski (UNI), join the program to talk about this year’s spring season.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:30:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 39995 at Severe Spring Weather: What's Ahead Bill Gallus Remembers Stormchaser Tim Samaras <p>Last week, three professional storm chasers died in an Oklahoma tornado that was more than two and a half miles wide. <span class="st">Prominent meteorologist </span>Tim Samaras, his son, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young, were among twenty people killed by the storms that hit Oklahoma on Friday. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa State meteorologist, Bill Gallus, about the work of Tim Samaras and the values and risks of storm chasing.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:44:16 +0000 Katherine Perkins, Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 22097 at Bill Gallus Remembers Stormchaser Tim Samaras Storm Kings <p>Tornados weren’t commonly called tornados until the early 20<sup>th</sup> century.&nbsp; Instead these violent storms were referred to as landspouts, whirlwinds or cyclones.&nbsp; Author Lee Sandlin talks to “Talk of Iowa” about his new book “Storm Kings” which details the history of a group of storm chasers from the 1800s who were instrumental in advancing the scientific understanding of tornados.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:06:03 +0000 Dennis Reese 18014 at Storm Kings