• Reed Timmer is a storm chaser, meteorologist, and TV personality best known for starring in the reality series “Storm Chasers”
• His vehicles are all called Dominator, ranging from a modified 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe to a 2018 Subaru Forester
• His most popular YouTube videos include “VIDEO INSIDE A TORNADO!!! Aurora, NE Tornado, June 17, 2009”, “MONSTER flash flood, debris flow in Johnson Canyon, Utah on July 16, 2018!”, and “INCREDIBLE TORNADO VIDEO!! May 4, 2007 • Ellis Co., OK”
• He is married to American meteorologist Maria Janeth Molina and prefers to keep the details of his love life private
• He is 42 years old, has short brown hair, blue eyes, and a net worth of more than $250,000.

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Date Of BirthMarch 17, 1980
FactStarted his passion for storm chasing and weather when he was only 13 years old. When he was pelted by golf ball size hail in his own front yard, that triggered his passion for weather.

Who is Reed Timmer?

Reed was born in Ada Township, Michigan USA, on 17 March 1980 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s a storm chaser, meteorologist and TV personality, who’s probably known best for starring in the reality series “Storm Chasers”, which has been airing on the Discovery Channel since 2007. It also stars Sean C. Casey and Joel Taylor, and follows a team of storm chasers covering the most powerful tornadoes in history.

Early life and education

Reed was raised in Ada Township alongside his two sisters, by their mother Susan Tolbert and father Dan Timmer; not a lot is known about Reed’s family as he respects their privacy, but it’s said that his father was a high school teacher, and that his mother was a housewife.

He became interested in weather when he was around seven years old, after a thunderstorm hit his city and dropped huge hail in his backyard. Reed was highly active while attending Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and competed in Science Olympia while attending both middle school and Forest Hills Central; Reed was also physically highly active, as he ran track and played football.

He matriculated in 1998, and then enrolled at University of Oklahoma in Norman, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002; Reed covered his first tornado in October 1998, while attending his freshman year.

Reed’s career

Reed launched his career as a meteorologist while still attending college, and gained recognition for the pictures and videos of stormy weather which he and his team had uploaded onto TornadoVideos.net. At that time, Reed and his team drove the vehicle SRV Dominator, which was loved both by other storm chasers and Reed’s fans.

He covered storms from his SRV Dominator 2 for the TV station KFOR, licensed to Oklahoma City, while he then spent the majority of his career working at AccuWeather, which he quit in 2019, and focused on being a self-employed content creator.

His vehicles

Reed calls all of his cars Dominator, while his first – Dominator 1 – was a modified 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, which he used in 2008 and 2009.

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His second car Dominator 2 was a 2011 GMC Yukon XL, which he and his team members had purchased together.

Reed’s third storm chasing car Dominator 3 was a Ford F-350; it was able to detect storms and its hydraulic systems would then lower the pickup to the road and 8-inch spikes would drive into the ground, thus stopping the wind from lifting the vehicle.

His fourth and most recent car Dominator Fore is a 2018 Subaru Forester.

Reed’s most popular YouTube videos

Reed launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 16 May 2006 and it’s today subscribed to by more than 500,000 people, while it numbers over 200 million views of all Reed’s videos combined.

Most of these are in one way or another related to storm chasing, and we’re going to mention three of his most popular videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.

His #1 video “VIDEO INSIDE A TORNADO!!! Aurora, NE Tornado, June 17, 2009” has been watched more than 30 million times since 22 June 2009, and features Reed and his crew inside a tornado in Aurora, Nebraska.

Reed’s second most popular video “MONSTER flash flood, debris flow in Johnson Canyon, Utah on July 16, 2018!” has been watched close to 20 million times since 17 July 2018, and shows a large flood carrying debris in Johnson Canyon.

His #3 video “INCREDIBLE TORNADO VIDEO!! May 4, 2007 – Ellis Co., OK” has been viewed nearly eight million times since May 2007, and shows a tornado wiping out everything in its way right in front of Reed’s car.

His presence on social media networks

Reed’s quite active on Instagram and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his more than 700,000 followers, while he has uploaded over 4,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature tornadoes and storms.

He launched his Twitter account in February 2009 and it’s today followed by over half a million people, while Reed has tweeted more than 80,000 times, most of which are again about storms.

Reed is also popular on Facebook, and his page today numbers close to two million followers, while he tends to update it at least once every day.

He has recently launched a TikTok account, and has uploaded eight videos so far; Reed’s today followed by close to 2,000 people on the video sharing network, and has close to 1,000 likes of these videos combined.

Love life and wife

Reed prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man. He exchanged vows with American meteorologist Maria Janeth Molina in December 2015, in a private ceremony at the Masaya Volcano National Park in Nicaragua, attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; Maria’s probably known best for the work she’s done as an on-air meteorologist for Fox News, while she’s today working at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as an advanced study program post-doctoral fellow.

Reed and Maria don’t have children together, and while this is widely believed to be because they both want to focus on their careers, some of their fans believe that perhaps one of the two is infertile; neither Reed nor Maria have commented on these rumors.

Reed hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with and as of April 2022, he’s married to Maria Janeth Molina, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Reed’s favorite hobby is travelling, and his career has taken him to nearly all of the US states, while he and his wife have also vacationed in Europe and Africa; his dream travel destination seems to be Las Vegas, Nevada.

He’s a lover of animals and has had multiple pet dogs, while it’s said that Reed has also donated money to a couple of animal shelters.

He’s physically highly active and works out at the gym nearly every day, thus his muscular physique; he also enjoys playing sports with his friends in his spare time, and excels in basketball.

Reed’s a fan of Hollywood films – his favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Scent of a Woman”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Lost in Translation”.

Age, height and net worth

Reed’s age is 42. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of April 2022, Reed’s net worth is estimated at more than $250,000.

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General Info

Full NameReed Timmer
Date Of BirthMarch 17, 1980
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma


TV ShowsStorm Chasers

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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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