|About TylerI'm a college student in Lincoln, Nebraska. I also reside in Waconia, Minnesota while on summer break from school. I lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 8 years from 2002 to 2010, this is where I developed my passion for severe weather. The main thing I do is chase storms, usually supercell thunderstorms, but I'll pursue any severe or extreme weather, or even just cool weather for that matter. From Tornadoes and hail to Blizzards and Ice storms to Aurora Borealis and atmospheric optics. The photo to the left is me photographing a rain wrapped tornado in Oklahoma in 2010. Thanks to Chris Allington for taking the shot. I started chasing in 2009 even though I chased once in 2007 but not at all in 2008. So really I started last year, Id always watch storms from home and even drive out to watch local storms before then though. So started in my senior year of high school and I've been chasing ever since. It's strange how someone can become so addicted to chasing storms, I can't see myself ever stopping. So I chased 8 days in 2009, most of those days were filled with crappy storms and long drives home. I did observe my first tornadoes on June 17th near Aurora Nebraska however, a day I will never forget. Then things took off for 2010, as I was fully dedicated to chasing, minimal Job restrictions meant I could chase almost any day of the week. I chased 19 days and drove over 10,000 miles in 9 states. I've been to Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri in search of storms. I've documented over a dozen tornadoes and seen countless incredible supercell structures that often are more satisfying than observing tornadoes. While photographing and filming storms are my main goals, that can't be accomplished every month of the year, so I document other extreme weather! Pretty much anything cool that can be seen in the sky I'll also attempt to photograph, including all atmospheric phenomena. Check out my Portfolio. Equipment I use Nikon Digital SLR camera equipment. Thats really all my equipment at the moment lol. I use my phone for radar at times, or just call a friend that has data. I'm planning to add an anemometer and a new smart phone with a data plan for 2011. - Nikon D40 DSLR camera body - Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 lens - Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens - Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens - Induro AB2 Tripod - Various Window mounts Canon HV20 video camera Please feel free to contact mewith any questions or comments you have. Thank you.
- Tyler Burg (October 2010)