Dr. David Gold
Hello, fellow storm enthusiast! I hold a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Meteorology from the same. I also hold a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. I am manager and co-owner of Silver Lining Tours, successfully operating full-scale tour operations since 1998. My chasing career began in 1988. I chased throughout my college career and was involved in a field experiment hosted by the National Severe Storms Laboratory. I chased with IMAX for the filming of "Stormchasers" in 1993 and was featured by National Geographic on the worldwide release of the 2000 documentary entitled Twister Tours. NBC national news, U.S. News and World Report, National Public Radio, Kiplinger's Magazine, The Weather Channel, BBC and many local television and radio stations have interviewed me over the years. I have also given numerous presentations and workshops about severe storm forecasting, with an emphasis on adopting and using state-of-the-art knowledge to improve forecast accuracy.
I am extremely passionate about the science and application of severe storm forecasting and I am always busily creating and using customized graphics and calculations on our private weather workstation designed to help give us an edge in our forecasting. In addition to my dedication to helping our tour company find as many storms and tornadoes for our clients as humanly possible, I have a true passion for teaching. I taught a course entitled "Introduction to Weather Forecasting" at Texas A&M University, and I have enjoyed teaching our participants about severe weather and storm chasing. Over the years I have gained valuable experience explaining weather in simple terms to people with relatively little or no prior knowledge.
Last but certainly not least, I have a wonderful (and patient) wife and very cute daughter here at home in Houston, Texas.
2009 Status: David will be supporting all tours from the office, where he will dedicate his every waking hour to making daily forecasts, keeping an eye on ever-evolving weather trends (now-casting) and providing logistical support to the teams in the field.