David K. Hoadley

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

David K. Hoadley was born in Bismarck, North Dakota back in 1938.  Just after graduating from high school a powerful straight-line wind damaged his home town.  He continued his education earning a B.A. in political science from Indiana University and a M.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. 

After graduation, he enlisted in the Army ROTC.  He was assigned to work in the intelligence field being stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas.  He retired from the Army in 2003.  He is alive and doing well, residing in Virginia.

What you may not know about David is that he also taught himself meteorology where he developed a pattern recognition based on forecasting method using primarily surface data.  He is the founder of the magazine Strom Track in 1977.  He has witnessed over 200 tornadoes driving about 750,000 miles.  He is recognized as the very first storm chaser.

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Daniel Elton
Daily Pips Signal - Bouckville, NY
I am working as a representative of the company

I read this life story. I like it .

Aug 24, 2020 01:56 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Mother Nature gives many clues as to what the weather will be and where the Farmer's Almanac comes from!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 24, 2020 04:00 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A storm chaser is one unique individual without doubt. Enjoy your day!

Aug 24, 2020 05:06 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I can say that would not be my first choice in a job. Stay safe out there.

Aug 24, 2020 05:47 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - this is very popular.  I had a friend whose son went to Oklahoma to chase tornados.

Aug 24, 2020 05:52 AM #5
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Never heard of him or any of that before this day, you certainly come up with some interesting ones.

Aug 24, 2020 06:41 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Take care and be safe.

Aug 24, 2020 07:02 AM #7
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've lived in ND for over 30 years now and I did not know this James Dray . Thanks for educating me.

Aug 24, 2020 07:48 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He certainly had a unique job, didn’t he. I can’t imagine chasing after storms!


Aug 24, 2020 08:33 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I remember seeing a program on PBS Nova Series about Storm Chasers.  It is a passion of some.  And one should follow their passion.  A

Aug 24, 2020 09:06 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- thank goodness for people interested in tracking storms as well as predicting them...especially this week. 

Aug 24, 2020 10:08 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I avoid storms . I try to drive the opposite direction from each one...

Happy Monday James.... 🤓

Aug 24, 2020 09:28 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I did not know him by name but I remember in the late seventies these crazy people they called "Storm Chaser" and I watched a few news clips about them, Endre

Aug 24, 2020 10:12 PM #13
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The first storm chaser! What an interesting legacy. David Hoadley is a man of science and an adventurer.

Sep 11, 2020 08:46 AM #14
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