Brad Nelson

Meteorologist and Tour Guide


Hello fellow weather fanatics. As an avid storm chaser, I have been roaming the central U.S. in search of supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes regularly since 2007. I’ve seen well over 100 tornadoes in my lifetime, as well as everything from gigantic hail, intense lightning, and incredible thunderstorm structure. Feel free to check out my storm chasing website, complete with photos, videos, and chase logs at

In addition, I have had the opportunity to be a cast member in the reality television show, Twister Sisters, which aired on WE TV in the winter of 2007-2008, and as a consultant for the production of Tornado Road, which aired on The Weather Channel.

I am a Meteorologist and a Solution Engineer for the private sector weather company DTN. These positions have allowed me the opportunities to travel the world to provide on-site weather support for major golf tournaments and other sporting events. There is great satisfaction knowing how much I have helped our customers with their weather challenges over my career that began in 2004 after graduating from St. Cloud State University. It’s great to have a job in weather that I love.

I have been a guide for Silver Lining Tours since 2010; something I very much enjoy. It’s rewarding for me to share my knowledge and passion for weather with our guests from all over the world. If there are any questions that you have or if there is anything that I can do to help make your chase trip more fun and enjoyable, please let me know. Now let’s get out there and capture some incredible storms and tornadoes!