From the Weather Channel: The Weather Channel (TWC) presents the season one debut of “Storm Riders,” premiering Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. ET. This thrilling storm-chasing series will take viewers on the road with two young maverick scientists Juston and Simon on their quest for tornadoes and hurricanes. Produced by Peacock Productions, “Storm Riders” is a raw, behind-the-scenes series that follows meteorologists Juston and Simon on their journey across state lines, battling heavy rain, hail and dangerous lightning along the way. Armed with nothing more than meteorology degrees, maps and smartphones, Simon and Juston must rely on their smarts and gut instincts to get them to the center of the storm.
Storm chasing is not a hobby but a way of life for Simon and Juston as they hit the road, driving an average of 2,400 miles a week, racing into the dangers of a storm and dodging other chaser vehicles for hours on end on very little sleep. Simon has chased storms for more than a decade and has witnessed hundreds of tornadoes, intercepting the eyes of three major hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina. Juston has been chasing storms for more than 5 years and still revels in taking on Mother Nature’s fury and predicting where the next storm will develop.
Catch episodes of “Storm Riders” on Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.