late storm directions. Jaeger would also call theweather service when he saw tornadoes touch down.
“He loved being able to warn people,” DiPiazza said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I’m sure he saved lives.”
His videos on the website, MadWX Chasing, also made it clear that he and his weather partners got a thrill from approaching tornadoes.
“Corbin had an unbelievable passion for weather and storm chasing, as well as a great passion for life,” Trey Greenwood, one of Jaeger’s two partners at MadWX, wrote in an e- mail to The Denver Post. “He loved having fun and getting up close and personal with the biggest and baddest storms and tornadoes on the planet. Hewas such an amazing partner becausewe shared this mind- set and had a joint passion for having a front row seat to supercells and tornadoes.”
“Still in awe over this tornado today!” Jaeger wrote on May 7, 2015, while storm chasing with Greenwood nearWray.
“That’s amazingCorbin! Don’t die!” a friend replied online.
“Ha- ha. Thanks,” Jaeger replied.
That tornado, designated an EF2, injured five people and destroyed property, according to a report by Tornado Digest.
Greenwood wrote that Jaeger was storm chasing in Texas on Tuesday “to follow his passion, aswell as to get some great content forMadWX.”
Jaeger’s last live MadWX message came from Paducah, Texas, at about 9 a. m. Tuesday. Greenwood said Jaeger and the other menwere getting in position to intercept a severe storm that looked like it might produce a tornado but were not near a twister when the crash happened.
“Doing a reassessment of today’s chase plans,” he wrote. “I’ll keep you all updated. Big hail in the plans for today, hopefully a tornado as well.”