THE PASSION FOR WEATHER STARTED WHEN JOHN WAS 7 YEARS OLD.. AN EARLY AGE "WAKE UP" CALL

ITS ALL ABOUT A DISTURBING NEWS PAPER HEADLINE IN 1967

My passion started with weather at an early age. When I was 7 years old, I remember reading the news of a twister outbreak in Mississippi. This family in Mississippi lost everything, and there was a picture of a little girl that was about my age standing there all sad surrounded in destruction. This was disturbing. I hand wrote a letter to her, put it in an envelope, walked down the street to the mailbox on the corner and sent it. I did not realize at the time that a postage stamp was needed. The letter came back "return to sender".

As time passed, I continued studying and learning global weather patterns, along with current trends in oceanic behavior. I was determined to learn more about these destructive storms. My detailed studies have been beneficial in planning severe weather convergence targets presently. Always being attracted to "why" tornadoes form and the properties lining up to cause them, my chase began, and has not stopped. I’ve been affected and really touched by the destruction and fear these storms present when they occur. This is a motivating force for further research projects.

STORM CHASER.. EXTREME ADVENTURIST.. JOHN HALLEN TAKES FIELD SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS TO A NEW LEVEL. NEW TEAM ADDITIONS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM, AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OF THE MOST POWERFUL STORMS ON EARTH CONTINUES FOR 2011. IN WITNESSING "FIRST HAND" MASSIVE TORNADO DESTRUCTION, JOHN'S PASSION FOR "THE SEARCH" TO BETTER A WARNING SYSTEM WILL PREVAIL. THE DETERMINATION TO FURTHER SAVE LIVES AND ASSIST IN SOLUTIONS TO MINIMIZE PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE JOHN'S PRIORITY.


2011 FIELD CHASE TEAM PLANS
 
CLOSE RANGE TORNADO RESEARCH
 
VEHICLE STORM SAFETY TESTING
 

 
         

TEAM SWS |2011 CHASE TEAM PLANS| Last Years Accomplishments Set The Stage

The Success of the Past Season "Raised the Bar" for SWS Teams' Objectives

PLANNED CHASES- from APRIL - JULY, 2011. Last year alone, John intercepted more then 30 tornadoes traveling over 38,000 miles in the Great Plains. After the success of the 2010 season, the new "A TEAM" will embark on the tornado alley region once again with an array of new scientific projects and emergency prep. The 2011 field team is comprised of 4 people.

CERTIFED EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, John is certified to assist others in a time of emergency. in the event of a catastrophic tornadic destruction, John, the team, and. SAR trained canine "Terra" will be present to assist in chaos.

PROBE LAUNCH RESEARCH, Successful probe cannon launches were performed "3 times" in 2010. Continuation of this program will be focused on data retrieval in tornadic circulation. John's forward thinking paid off on this project. Launchers with farther reaching capabilities are on tap for the new season.

VEHICLE TESTING PROGRAM. Amazing chaos describes some of the severe intercepts these cars went through. This testing was performed with for the purpose of the proper "scout" vehicles for the SWS fleet and a public awareness of vehicles that are safe in severe weather. 2011 will be our third year of testing certain vehicles. John's automotive experience led the way for the success of this program.


THE WEATHER CHANNEL'S "WEATHER CAUGHT ON CAMERA

"This incredible episode will air into mid 2011"

The new series premier aired starting at 8:30 pm Feb 7th. Tune in to TWC for air times thoughout 2011.

* AMAZING CAPTURE 7 INTERVIEW BY SWS JOHN HALLEN

* 8 TORNADOES.. MULTIPLE VORTICES.. STRUCTURES IN THE AIR

* THIS AIRED ON "PRIMETIME" TV NATIONWIDE ON "TWC"

- JOHN'S PARTOF THE EPISODE CAN BE VIEWED ON RIGHT ------>

 

2010 SevereWarningSystems.com - "John Hallen" | Chase Log | 2010 CHASES

These extreme severe storm intercepts contain video and a re-cap of the season of 2010 chases. The above noted vehicles were in all the chases in this log. In the over 38,000 miles traveled, hail, tornadoes, and almost 100 mph straight line winds, extreme precipitation, and solid frequent lightning strikes. Be sure to see more of what the team accomplished in 2010 - Click Here for Chase Log

Contact Information for John - Click for Contact


         
A LOWERING AS IT APPROACHES
 
POSITIONING FOR A PROBE LAUNCH
 
A SUCCESSFUL PROBE CANNON LAUNCH
 

 
         
   

VIDEO RE-CAPS OF INTIAL PROBE LAUNCH - APRIL 2010

IN 2010, TEAM SWS HAD 3 SUCCESSFUL PROBE CANNON LAUNCHES IN LOWERING TORNADIC CIRCULATION.

* APRIL 13TH IN ROSCOE, NEBRASKA

* JUNE 10TH IN PROSPECT VALLEY, COLORADO

* JUNE 11TH IN WILEY, COLORADO

* CONTINUED TESTING IN OFF SEASON LATE 2010

- SWS ARE THE PIONEERS OF THIS PROBE LAUNCH METHOD


   

THIS VIDEO RE-CAPS THE CARS TESTED - IN 2010

IN 2010, JOHN PUT (5) COMPACT CARS THROUGH THE SEVERE WEATHER IN THE GREAT PLAINS. THE RESULTS WERE COMPILED AFTER 38,000 MILES OF ROAD TIME.

* NISSAN VERSA

* TOYOTA PRIUS

* KIA FORTE

* HYUNDAI ACCENT & ELANTRA

- THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM IS FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS OF VEHICLES BEHAVIOR IN SEVERE WEATHER.


A PRIME INTERCEPT POSITION
 
GATHERING FIELD MEASUREMENTS
 
A CLOSE RANGE TORNADO DESTRUCTION
 

 
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THIS VIDEO IS A PROMO OF TEAM SWS - ITS ABOUT RESEARCH

SINCE 2005 JOHN HAS BEEN STUDYING TORNADIC STORMS IN THE FIELD. IN 2007 MR. HALLEN FOUNDED SEVERE WARNING SYSTEMS. THIS VIDEO SHOWS SOME OF WHAT WE DO IN THE FIELD.

* TORNADIC STORM RESEARCH

* EMERGENCY RESPONSE

* SEARCHING OF SOLUTIONS FOR EARLY WARNING

* SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROGRAMS OF PROPRIETARY DATA

- THIS VIDEO OUTLINES A FEW CAPTURES AND PLANS FOR FIELD RESEARCH.


 
HOWLIN' JONY - A WINTER CHASE
 
SURF ACTION IN SOUTH AMERICA
 
SAMPLING THE GOODS OF WINTER
 

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SEVEREWARNINGSYSTEMS .COM - Website Contents

ALL RESEARCH DATA IS COMPILED FOR THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF A BETTER EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR SEVERE STORMS. THE CASE STUDIES INCLUDED ARE FOR CONTINUED ON-SITE RESULTS IN THE REALIZATION OF A POSSIBLE DETERRENT PROGRAM CONCERNING TORNADOES. OUR ONGOING CASE REPORT/STUDIES REMAIN PROPRIETARY TO SWS.