This week began on a solemn note, with the untimely losses of three members of the extended Discovery family – Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young. They left their mark on the weather community and the world, working to learn more about tornadoes and how to improve our understanding of them to save lives. Personally, I had the chance to work with Tim while overseeing social media for Discovery Channel and working on Storm Chasers. As an Oklahoman, I admired him and understood his connection with the beautiful but often violent weather of the plains.
And, while tragedy marked Monday, the Discovery family showed the power of giving back on Friday with our annual Discover Your Impact Day, and in other news: