I have been a member and watcher of the very enjoyable NW forums for many years now and have never felt the need to contribute to the great discussions. But todayâ€™s very sad news has made me want to share what a great man Tim Samaras was. I was very fortunate to spend a number of seasons chasing during the mid noughties and was lucky enough to chat with Tim when ever our paths crossed, usually late at night in a Best Western/ Days Inn etc... after a hard days chasing. He was a lovely man and a great meteorologist. I have an abiding memory of Tim. A group of us chasers stood watching from a respectful distance, as a Tornado was ripping through farm outbuildings in Missouri. There was not a car to be seen on the road apart from Tim in his little white SUV heading straight for the Tornado in an effort to try and collect data. He was a man on a mission and a very worthy one at that. Tis a very sad day indeed, we truly lost one of the good guys on Friday.