Mark Sudduth is creating immersive live hurricane coverage, news, updates and video blogs
57

patrons

$700
per month


HurricaneTrack.com began in 1999, long before the age of social media as we know it. Since then, the site and its reach has grown and is now trusted and followed by millions of people all over the world.

While our primary focus is information that helps people to better understand and prepare for hurricanes, we also offer a unique and innovative way to observe the effects of hurricanes and other severe weather when they happen.

Since 2005, we began streaming live video and in fact, hurricane Katrina was the first ever event of its kind. In the years after the historic 2005 season, we have developed a fleet of small, unmanned camera boxes that we can place anywhere for just about any weather event imaginable. Our live feeds have been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, The Weather Channel and numerous online news sites. In fact, our hurricane Hermine live cam was the most watched Facebook live event in the history of The Weather Channel with over 2.9 million views.

Our goal is to grow our Patreon support to the point where we can expand and cover other weather events around the country and eventually around the world. What makes us different than "storm chasers" is our immersive live cam technology. Anyone can live stream from their vehicle or iPhone, etc. Only we have the ability to immerse you in the middle of the action, like you're there yourself! Our unmanned cams don't ever need to retreat for safety. That's what they are there for - to show us the raw power of Nature in ways conventional storm chasing cannot do.

Your support will allow us to not only deploy these cams during future events, but also to bring you along with us as part of the adventure - literally! I wish to get to the point where we invite our Patrons to participate with us in the field! Come with us to help set up the equipment that will measure the wind, the air pressure and provide incredible live video from places that no human has any business being in! We can do that but we need YOUR help to get there.

Check out our video history on our YouTube channel. Its amazing what we have accomplished with shoe-string budget. Now, imagine what we can do if we had several hundred or perhaps thousands of patrons here - all with like-minded weather enthusiast goals in mind. We can and hope you will consider being a sustaining part of our future.

Tiers
Thanks for the support! Catch our video discussions first and ad-free!
$1 or more per month 26 patrons
Your support matters! One dollar per month will get you a monthly shout out on all of our social media (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) plus first access to any video that we post to YouTube. After you pledge, follow us in the Patreon app, enable push notifications and every time we produce a video update for YouTube, you'll see it first and 100% ad-free right here on Patreon! After a short while, we will make the video public so that all of our YouTube subscribers may benefit - you, however, will have seen it first and that's awesome!
Want an exclusive HurricaneTrack tee-shirt?
$10 or more per month 10 of 100 patrons
For $10 per month, you'll receive the same rewards as our $1 patrons but after six months (come on, it's not that long!) we will send you one of our exclusive HurricaneTrack team tee-shirts.


You will also have exclusive Patreon-only LIVE CHAT sessions with members of our team on a weekly basis!


Using the Patreon app and site, you'll log in and have a chance to chat with Mark Sudduth and/or Greg Nordstrom from Mississippi State University about any topics weather-related. As we grow, we will bring in special guests to the live chat - a great opportunity to have the chance to ask questions about hurricanes, our past field missions or upcoming potential impact threats from the tropics or other weather events.

Full access to all of our exclusive content
$25 or more per month 17 of 200 patrons
Your $25 monthly pledge will seed the future of this project. As a sustaining supporter at this level, you'll have access to the best that we have to offer in digital content:


  • All of our live cams during field missions
  • First access to all of our video discussions
  • Live chat open only to our members (very popular feature)
  • Stormpulse map system
  • Live weather data from our own sensors when deployed
  • Exclusive links in our chat to live vehicle tracking (where's Mark?) and more!
  • Interact with other members from all over the world.
  • No trolls or trouble makers. We value what we pay for :-)
  • As we grow and add additional amazing new tech, you'll be there the moment it goes live.


After 3 months, we'll send you our awesome tee shirt!


This level, in my opinion, is the key to our long-term success and growth in to a major online weather portal for not only learning about potential disruptive weather events, but also to be immersed within those events via our remote cam technology and weather sensors.


But wait, it gets even better...


Once we reach our first major goal of $2500 per month, we will have a random drawing from our $25 supporters and one will get to go with us on a future field mission! It's the chance to work WITH US in the field to set out the cams, the sensors and collect valuable data during hurricanes and other major events. The sooner we hit this goal, the sooner we draw a name. Imagine being able to go with us, all expenses paid too! We think it's a great way for our investors (that's you) to have hands-on experience as we do what no one else on earth is doing.


Must be 18 years old or older and agree to our rules/waiver. It's not a vacation or a chase - it's real work to advance the science of high-impact weather events. 

Ultimate Support = Ultimate Rewards!
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
This level of support earns major rewards! You'll get HurricaneTrack Insider access, your name on the HurricaneTrack homepage plus mentions throughout the season during our video discussions and field video posts. We will let the world know you support us!


Plus - after the first month that your pledge goes through, we'll send you that awesome HurricaneTrack tee-shirt. Wear it with pride, knowing you are supporting something innovative and beneficial.


Also, your name will appear in the credits of our 2018 end-of-season documentary under "special thank you goes to". We'll send you a link to the ad-free digital copy as well which you may share with anyone you wish. 


After one year of pledges at this level, you will be eligible to accompany us on one future field mission the following year, all expenses paid. You may transfer this reward or gift it to anyone else, as long as they are 18 years of age or older and agree to our rules/waiver. Makes a heck of a gift to the weather geek in your life!

Bucket List: Bronze Level
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Everyone has a bucket list right? That short list of absolutely amazing things you wish to accomplish...some day.


Well, if you have ever wanted to go with us on a hurricane field mission, this is your chance.


Pledge now and every 4 months that you remain a patron, you will earn a seat with us on a hurricane, tropical storm or other high-impact event field mission that we embark on.


You'll also receive all of the other amazing rewards: HurricaneTrack Insider access, tee-shirt (need more than one?) etc, etc.


We need the support to grow this in to something truly remarkable. This is quite the opportunity for you to guarantee you'll be part of the team! You may transfer the reward to anyone you wish or have us choose someone. It's truly a remarkable chance to participate in the very thing that you are supporting.


Also - if you own a business AND pledge this level, we will mention your business on our social media once per week as well as put your business logo and website link on the HurricaneTrack homepage. So, let me know if you own a business and wish to support us while promoting your business.

Bucket List: Silver Level
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
This reward is the same as the bronze level except that you earn your seat after only 2 months and every 2 months there after!


Plus, once we get a new vehicle, we will put your name on it for everyone to see - letting them know that YOU made this happen and are part of something truly special.


Again, if you own a business, this is a great way for you to advertise it while supporting our efforts.

Bucket List: Level Gold
$3,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Need I say more? This is the top of the mountain. If you want to go with us and help make history by setting up state of the art equipment, launching weather balloons in to the eye of a hurricane all while moving the science forward, sign up right now and you're in!


For each month that your pledge is made and processed, you'll be a part of the team. This is only open to two people and it could change the course of history for our project. Will it be you?


In addition to being an honorary team member, we will take you with us to the 2019 National Tropical Weather Conference, as our guest, in beautiful South Padre Island, Texas next April.


You may GIFT this pledge to anyone 18 or older - so think about that too. It's truly one of the greatest adventures offered on the planet and it will help not only us, but also the future of hurricane research (and our long term goal of branching out to other high-impact weather events).

Goals
$700 of $2,500 per month
Once we hit $2500 per month or higher, we are self-sustaining as a small operation with the ability to accomplish great things. It's just the start...but we have to get there.

This is also the level that activates our drawing for our $100 per month patrons. What's this, you ask? Check out the $100 reward to find out.

$2500 per month is within reach and will have immediate positive impacts on our entire operation. It will allow me personally to support my family while growing my idea of innovative immersive live weather coverage in to full fruition.

Let's make this goal by the end of June and then grow from there. You have no idea of the amazing things we can do if we have the support base to make them happen.
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HurricaneTrack.com began in 1999, long before the age of social media as we know it. Since then, the site and its reach has grown and is now trusted and followed by millions of people all over the world.

While our primary focus is information that helps people to better understand and prepare for hurricanes, we also offer a unique and innovative way to observe the effects of hurricanes and other severe weather when they happen.

Since 2005, we began streaming live video and in fact, hurricane Katrina was the first ever event of its kind. In the years after the historic 2005 season, we have developed a fleet of small, unmanned camera boxes that we can place anywhere for just about any weather event imaginable. Our live feeds have been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, The Weather Channel and numerous online news sites. In fact, our hurricane Hermine live cam was the most watched Facebook live event in the history of The Weather Channel with over 2.9 million views.

Our goal is to grow our Patreon support to the point where we can expand and cover other weather events around the country and eventually around the world. What makes us different than "storm chasers" is our immersive live cam technology. Anyone can live stream from their vehicle or iPhone, etc. Only we have the ability to immerse you in the middle of the action, like you're there yourself! Our unmanned cams don't ever need to retreat for safety. That's what they are there for - to show us the raw power of Nature in ways conventional storm chasing cannot do.

Your support will allow us to not only deploy these cams during future events, but also to bring you along with us as part of the adventure - literally! I wish to get to the point where we invite our Patrons to participate with us in the field! Come with us to help set up the equipment that will measure the wind, the air pressure and provide incredible live video from places that no human has any business being in! We can do that but we need YOUR help to get there.

Check out our video history on our YouTube channel. Its amazing what we have accomplished with shoe-string budget. Now, imagine what we can do if we had several hundred or perhaps thousands of patrons here - all with like-minded weather enthusiast goals in mind. We can and hope you will consider being a sustaining part of our future.

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Tiers
Thanks for the support! Catch our video discussions first and ad-free!
$1 or more per month 26 patrons
Your support matters! One dollar per month will get you a monthly shout out on all of our social media (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) plus first access to any video that we post to YouTube. After you pledge, follow us in the Patreon app, enable push notifications and every time we produce a video update for YouTube, you'll see it first and 100% ad-free right here on Patreon! After a short while, we will make the video public so that all of our YouTube subscribers may benefit - you, however, will have seen it first and that's awesome!
Want an exclusive HurricaneTrack tee-shirt?
$10 or more per month 10 of 100 patrons
For $10 per month, you'll receive the same rewards as our $1 patrons but after six months (come on, it's not that long!) we will send you one of our exclusive HurricaneTrack team tee-shirts.


You will also have exclusive Patreon-only LIVE CHAT sessions with members of our team on a weekly basis!


Using the Patreon app and site, you'll log in and have a chance to chat with Mark Sudduth and/or Greg Nordstrom from Mississippi State University about any topics weather-related. As we grow, we will bring in special guests to the live chat - a great opportunity to have the chance to ask questions about hurricanes, our past field missions or upcoming potential impact threats from the tropics or other weather events.

Full access to all of our exclusive content
$25 or more per month 17 of 200 patrons
Your $25 monthly pledge will seed the future of this project. As a sustaining supporter at this level, you'll have access to the best that we have to offer in digital content:


  • All of our live cams during field missions
  • First access to all of our video discussions
  • Live chat open only to our members (very popular feature)
  • Stormpulse map system
  • Live weather data from our own sensors when deployed
  • Exclusive links in our chat to live vehicle tracking (where's Mark?) and more!
  • Interact with other members from all over the world.
  • No trolls or trouble makers. We value what we pay for :-)
  • As we grow and add additional amazing new tech, you'll be there the moment it goes live.


After 3 months, we'll send you our awesome tee shirt!


This level, in my opinion, is the key to our long-term success and growth in to a major online weather portal for not only learning about potential disruptive weather events, but also to be immersed within those events via our remote cam technology and weather sensors.


But wait, it gets even better...


Once we reach our first major goal of $2500 per month, we will have a random drawing from our $25 supporters and one will get to go with us on a future field mission! It's the chance to work WITH US in the field to set out the cams, the sensors and collect valuable data during hurricanes and other major events. The sooner we hit this goal, the sooner we draw a name. Imagine being able to go with us, all expenses paid too! We think it's a great way for our investors (that's you) to have hands-on experience as we do what no one else on earth is doing.


Must be 18 years old or older and agree to our rules/waiver. It's not a vacation or a chase - it's real work to advance the science of high-impact weather events. 

Ultimate Support = Ultimate Rewards!
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
This level of support earns major rewards! You'll get HurricaneTrack Insider access, your name on the HurricaneTrack homepage plus mentions throughout the season during our video discussions and field video posts. We will let the world know you support us!


Plus - after the first month that your pledge goes through, we'll send you that awesome HurricaneTrack tee-shirt. Wear it with pride, knowing you are supporting something innovative and beneficial.


Also, your name will appear in the credits of our 2018 end-of-season documentary under "special thank you goes to". We'll send you a link to the ad-free digital copy as well which you may share with anyone you wish. 


After one year of pledges at this level, you will be eligible to accompany us on one future field mission the following year, all expenses paid. You may transfer this reward or gift it to anyone else, as long as they are 18 years of age or older and agree to our rules/waiver. Makes a heck of a gift to the weather geek in your life!

Bucket List: Bronze Level
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Everyone has a bucket list right? That short list of absolutely amazing things you wish to accomplish...some day.


Well, if you have ever wanted to go with us on a hurricane field mission, this is your chance.


Pledge now and every 4 months that you remain a patron, you will earn a seat with us on a hurricane, tropical storm or other high-impact event field mission that we embark on.


You'll also receive all of the other amazing rewards: HurricaneTrack Insider access, tee-shirt (need more than one?) etc, etc.


We need the support to grow this in to something truly remarkable. This is quite the opportunity for you to guarantee you'll be part of the team! You may transfer the reward to anyone you wish or have us choose someone. It's truly a remarkable chance to participate in the very thing that you are supporting.


Also - if you own a business AND pledge this level, we will mention your business on our social media once per week as well as put your business logo and website link on the HurricaneTrack homepage. So, let me know if you own a business and wish to support us while promoting your business.

Bucket List: Silver Level
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
This reward is the same as the bronze level except that you earn your seat after only 2 months and every 2 months there after!


Plus, once we get a new vehicle, we will put your name on it for everyone to see - letting them know that YOU made this happen and are part of something truly special.


Again, if you own a business, this is a great way for you to advertise it while supporting our efforts.

Bucket List: Level Gold
$3,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Need I say more? This is the top of the mountain. If you want to go with us and help make history by setting up state of the art equipment, launching weather balloons in to the eye of a hurricane all while moving the science forward, sign up right now and you're in!


For each month that your pledge is made and processed, you'll be a part of the team. This is only open to two people and it could change the course of history for our project. Will it be you?


In addition to being an honorary team member, we will take you with us to the 2019 National Tropical Weather Conference, as our guest, in beautiful South Padre Island, Texas next April.


You may GIFT this pledge to anyone 18 or older - so think about that too. It's truly one of the greatest adventures offered on the planet and it will help not only us, but also the future of hurricane research (and our long term goal of branching out to other high-impact weather events).