The Team

Velocity Storm Chasing exists to provide severe weather information via video, photo, blogs and live storm chasing.


markMark Drees: Mark is a native Texan born and raised in the small town Beeville, near Corpus Christi. As a child, he was afraid of thunderstorms. However, his fear soon turned into a passion. During his teenage years, he collected weather data for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi and completed both basic and advanced SKYWARN Storm Spotter training at the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi by the age of 16. He started chasing soon after that. He has spent the past five years chasing for KXXV/KRHD-TV in the Waco/Bryan-College Station area (2010-2015) before joining KTVT-TV CBS11 in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2014. Mark is the co-founder/owner of Velocity Storm Chasing and also a licensed HAM radio operator, with the call sign of WX5MRD.


colbyColby Ward: Colby is a storm chaser with KNWA/KFTA in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He studied Geography and Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 2002. His day job is a realtor at Realty Concepts, Inc in Fayetteville.



jimJim Martin: Born in Bluffton, OH but raised in Findlay, OH, Jim gained interest in weather while growing up. His worst severe weather event was Super Derecho of June 29, 2012. Jim’s hobbies include bowling, doing social media, riding my bicycle, and nature photography.



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