Meet the Chaser
Hi, I'm Andrew Lyons, welcome to my website and home for global media! A little about me, I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and have had a life long passion about weather. As a kid I was obsessed with all things severe weather and would frequently stare at the summer sky hoping for a thunderstorm. I carried this passion well through high school where I quickly earned the nickname "weatherman".
One event that really cemented my passion for severe weather meteorology was the march 2nd 2012 Tornado outbreak. It affected much of the Tri-State area and I saw for the first time the amazing spectacle of severe weather. 16 tornadoes touched down within 50 miles of my home, the strongest being rated EF-4. I had classmates personally affected by the damage. It was at that time that I really knew weather was for me.
I moved to central Oklahoma in 2012 to pursue a degree in meteorology at The University of Oklahoma. After 4 great years of school and plenty of chasing, I graduated in May of 2016 with bachelors of science in meteorology. I had many wonderful opportunities at OU including getting to work with big names in the weather community such as; The national Severe Storms Lab, The NOAA NWS Storm Predictions Center, and the National Weather Service.
After Graduation, I took a job with the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction, Colorado. This big change makes some of the logistics of chasing much more difficult as I'm surrounded by mountains instead of flat plains. However, I enjoy the challenge of learning a new aspect of meteorology but still hold a love for what got me into it in the first place. I have been storm chasing steadily over the last 4 years and will continue to do so.
Please check out some of the chase blogs, pictures, and videos I have available. Follow me on social media, I post frequently, and enjoy!
-Andrew, Founder TKM