Throng flocks to national storm chaser convention

ChaserCon 2014 has attracted the largest turnout in its history, with more than 400 chasers flocking to Denver this weekend.

Among those scheduled to present are Mike Bettes of The Weather Channel, who will talk about his brush with death when he and his chase team were caught and rolled by the El Reno tornado on May 31.

The event will also include a tribute to Tim Samaras, one of the conference’s co-founders, who was killed by the El Reno tornado. It also killed his son, Paul, and chase partner Carl Young.

I’ll be writing stories for the Eagle and hopefully live-tweeting some of the more interesting sessions.