Patty Brown began storm chasing for NEWS 9 in 2000, following the lead of her chase partner and husband Hank Brown.
Growing up in Oklahoma City, Patty was actually afraid of the weather and would hide when it was just thunder and lightning. Her very first storm chase was a night time tornado, so imagine her anxiety when Hank told her to "look through the lightning" for the tornado that was just to the south of them. After the adrenaline wore off she must have been hooked because she has been chasing storms ever since, continuing to learn more amazing things about the weather every day.
Patty and Hank have four children and live in the Moore area. They are very involved with the youth at their church and many extracurricular activities with their children. Having a love for children, Patty volunteers as a site coordinator for a tutoring and mentoring program with the Oklahoma City Public Schools and inner city churches called Whiz Kids.
Oklahoma native, Amy Castor was raised in the southwestern town of Mangum where her love of weather began. The wide open plains offered much in the way of viewing storms and her love for severe weather started at a very young age. More >>
Val Castor is NEWS 9's senior StormTracker. He joined NEWS 9 in the spring of 1991 and was the first StormTracker hired by the station. He has chased storms for NEWS 9 for the past 15 years, and as you might expect, has seen some of the most extreme weather imaginable.More >>
Marty Logan has been with NEWS 9 since March 1993 when he answered an ad in the Woodward Newspaper for a StormTracker in NW Oklahoma. Marty enjoys letting the public know about storms, be it tornadoes,More >>
Originally from England, as a young age James was fascinated with storms, and as he grew up, wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually at the age of 18, he attended the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology.More >>
Originally from England, as a young age James was fascinated with storms, and as he grew up, wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually at the age of 18, he attended the University of OklahomaMore >>
Tom Pastrano's fascination with weather began in the first grade. He would draw pictures of storms and tornadoes, so much that his teachers thought he might be having problems at home. By the time TomMore >>
Bobby Payne, "Tornado Magnet," began his affiliation with NEWS 9 as a StormTracker with the June 8, 1995 mile-wide tornadoes near the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle border. Since that time he has fearlesslyMore >>
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