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Passion for chasing storms leads to flourishing of women group

Tuesday, August 2nd 2022, 7:28 pm - Over the past year, Girls Who Chase has grown from an Instagram account to a full-fledged, North American-wide community of female storm chasers.

When The Weather Network meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal began chasing storms more than a decade ago, there was just a handful of women participating.

For many years, there weren't many female role models in the storm-chasing field. However, more and more women, such as Jen Walton, are getting involved in the pursuit of severe weather and ensuring others are being noticed for their efforts.

Such is the case with Girls Who Chase, which started out as a simple Instagram account a year ago and has since rapidly evolved to include a website and regular podcast -- allowing for a growing social media following. The group's mission is to inspire, empower and equip girls and women to pursue storms, the sciences and their passions.

Watch the video above to get the full story from Jaclyn Whittal on how popular Girls Who Chase has become.

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