2015 Storm Chasing and Severe Weather Presentations

Administrators of South Brisbane Storms and Aussie Storm Chasers have been conducting Storm Chasing Presentations across Southeast Queensland since 2013. The aim of our presentations is to provide insight into severe weather dynamics, storm awareness, how to prepare for summer storm season and to also share our experiences, stories and information relating to storm chasing both in Southeast Queensland and the United States. Our three presenters also showcase dynamic footage from both Australia and Tornado Alley in the United States.

What do our Storm Chasing Presentations include:


  • Introduction to thunderstorms and anatomy

  • Forecasting Techniques and thunderstorm ID measures

  • Cloud Identification and Heights

  • Target areas/tactics

  • Weather Balloons and their role in Weather Forecasting

  • Chase Team Equipment and Weather Instrumentation

  • The science behind Green thunderstorms

  • Receiving alerts on the Early Warning Network

  • Storm Safety during Summer Storm Season

  • 2011 Summer of Disasters

  • 2011, 2013, 2015 Tornado Alley Experience (selected seasons).

  • Social Media and Media Relations

  • Australian Severe Weather Association Information

  • Open-Air Tornado Simulator

  • Plus showcase storm chasing footage from our storm chases




September 6th 2015: Indooroopilly Library, BCC, 12:30pm

September 5th 2015: Inala Library, BCC, 10am


August 23rd 2015: Brisbane Square Library, BCC, 10:30am

August 22nd 2015: Holland Park Library, BCC, 10:30am

August 16th 2015: Carindale Library, BCC, 12:30pm

August 15th 2015: Banyo Library, BCC, 10:00am
August 1st, 2015: Capalaba Library, Redlands, 1:00pm




7th July, 2015: QLD SES, Emergency Services Complex Kedron

5th May, 2015: QLD SES Conference Dinner, Novotel Resort Coolum

28th March, 2015: Coopers Plains Library

19th March, 2015: Logan North Library

14th March, 2015: Kenmore Library

7th March, 2015: Griffith University EcoCenter

March 1st, 2015: Carindale Library

28th February, 2015: Grange Library

22nd October 2014: Lowood Community Action Group

1st Sept, 2014: Capalaba Women's Community Club

24th August, 2014: Indooroopilly Library

23rd August, 2014: Sunnybank Hills Library

17th August, 2014: Chermside Library

16th August, 2014: Garden City Library

23rd February, 2014: Redcliffe Library
1st February, 2014: Mount Ommaney Library
15th September, 2013: Arana Leagues Club

29th August, 2013: Beenleigh Library

21st July, 2013: Ipswich RSL & Services Club

April 14th, 2013: Logan North Library 



Weather Balloons, Storm Spotting and Chasing

Storm Chaser and Presenter Cam Hines


Cam explains about how the launch of weather balloons are conducted and why the information is vital to predicting severe weather.


Having visited Tornado Alley twice, Cam boasts a wealth of weather understanding and experience. He has been with South Brisbane Storms since 2008 and since then has gone onto chase Category 5 Cyclone Yasi, documented the Queensland Floods and Tornado Alley in the US.

Cam's footage has also been featured on ABC Documentaries.

Intercepting Severe Weather and Safety

Storm Chaser and Presenter Andy Barber


Andy explaining various different types of Thunderstorms and their dynamics to the audience.

During 2013, Andy will share his own storm chasing experiences ranging from damaging supercell thunderstorms on the darling downs of southern Queensland to being within yards of a violent EF2 Tornado in Wichita, Kansas.

South Brisbane Storms has also built it's very first Tornado Simulator Machine "Sally from the Alley" to spark interest with younger crowd, perhaps sparking our next generation of storm chasers.

Chasing El Reno and Joplin Tornadoes

Storm Chaser and Presenter Justin Noonan


Don't miss this captivating story of Justin coming within 300m of the deadly Joplin EF5 tornado. HIs footage showcased shocks and also captivates each audience on how he survived with his life.

Justin also has impressive footage of the El Reno and other tornado occurances in the United States during May to June 2013. Justin took an interest in storms from a young age and has not looked back since.


You can check out more of his footage online on the facebook page "Aussie Storm Chasers" or on his website www.aussiestormchasers.com