Melanie Metz

is creating wild weather photographs, videos, live streams and insights!

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  • Chase Team Chats via ZELLO Channel! Share LIVE chase updates on our channel and listen in on chases as desired.

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  • Exclusive video updates! Including upcoming chase plans, target area forecast and life updates.
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  • Digital downloads! One free high resolution digital photograph per month. Print it, frame it, hang it!
  • Patron-only updates, posts and announcements.
  • Sneak Peeks. Some behind the scenes previews or early access options for new video projects.
  • Chase Team Chats via ZELLO Channel! Share LIVE chase updates on our channel and listen in on chases as desired.
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  • LIVE or Current updates from the road before storms fire. Updated target area info as the day progresses. Note: Live Streams of the Storm in action will be public on YouTube.
  • Sneak Peeks. Some behind the scenes previews or early access options for new video projects.
  • Case Study Sessions. Discussion and review of big weather events on a quarterly basis.
  • Exclusive video updates! Including upcoming chase plans, target area forecast and life updates.
  • LIVE Group Chat / Q&A Session once per Quarter
  • Private Patron community room to chat, learn together, share photos and show your videos.
  • Digital downloads! One free high resolution digital photograph per month. Print it, frame it, hang it!
  • Patron-only updates, posts and announcements.
  • Chase Team Chats via ZELLO Channel! Share LIVE chase updates on our channel and listen in on chases as desired.
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4"x4" Vinyl Sticker of the EF4 Dalton, MN Tornado

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  • Official Sponsor! Your name or company name and associated links will be recognized by name in all new videos, on social media platforms and on my website.
  • One-on-One private video chat. Let's talk about the weather! Or our favorite restaurants on the road...
  • Sneak Peeks. Some behind the scenes previews or early access options for new video projects.
  • Case Study Sessions. Discussion and review of big weather events on a quarterly basis.
  • Exclusive video updates! Including upcoming chase plans, target area forecast and life updates.
  • LIVE Group Chat / Q&A Session once per Quarter
  • Private Patron community room to chat, learn together, share photos and show your videos.
  • Digital downloads! One free high resolution digital photograph per month. Print it, frame it, hang it!
  • Patron-only updates, posts and announcements.
  • LIVE or Current updates from the road before storms fire. Updated target area info as the day progresses. Note: Live Streams of the Storm in action will be public on YouTube.
  • Chase Team Chats via ZELLO Channel! Share LIVE chase updates on our channel and listen in on chases as desired.
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12"x18" Framed Poster Print of the EF4 Dalton, MN Tornado

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About Melanie Metz

HEY THERE!
Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy to have you here...somewhere over the rainbow...where dreams really do come true. Yeah, I love that song! But the Wizard of Oz is not what sparked my passion for documenting severe weather. I was simply born with a strong desire to look up...and capture the magic in the skies.  In fact, I began dreaming of tornadoes at a very young age, even though I lived in Arizona...where we had incredible lightning and playful dust devils, but not much in the way of twisters. 

Photography has always been my other passion, which is why you would find me in the darkroom developing film and photos for the yearbook back in my high school days. Over the years I've explored shooting weddings, portraits, landscapes, art, commercial work and real estate....but I always come back to the Plains, searching for that next elusive storm!

Back in the early 2000's, I graduated with my B.S. in Chemistry & Biomedical Science with additional studies in Meteorology and Photography. As soon as I was free from the confines of my desk, I began seriously chasing, photographing and filming storms. For many years, I chased with Peggy Willenberg, as "The Twister Sisters". We had an incredible journey together chasing, speaking, presenting and even ending up on National Geographic documentaries and "The Twister Sisters" reality TV Show in 2008. That was a special experience. 

Now I seek out Wild Weather every season on my own. Documenting and sharing the beautiful strength of Mother Nature is truly where I find my joy. In addition to working with a variety of broadcast networks and media outlets, I also work hard to produce high quality images and videos for everyone to enjoy through social platforms. In other words, I bring tornadoes into your home...without leaving a path of destruction! 

WHY BECOME A PATRON
Patreon is an awesome place where we can come together as a small community with a common passion. It provides a safe platform, for those who enjoy my work, to support my goals through a small membership fee. In return, you receive exclusive updates, insights, live chats, early access to videos, free gifts and fun connections with other community members...and me! 

I'm not gonna lie, it's expensive travelling thousands of miles each year to track down and capture the best of the best storms out there. Not to mention, keeping up with all the equipment for quality photos, video and Live streaming. It really is more than a full time job finding those storms, keeping up with editing new footage, and sharing it all with the World. Every bit of support helps keep me on road, moving forward to the next storm, and my next creation.

Supporters like you provide tremendous support, allowing me to continue living and sharing my passion and my work. 

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Your card will be charged for each month that you want to participate. There are four membership levels to choose from, and each offers a variety of exciting benefits and rewards for you. When you sign up, you will not be locked into any type of contract; you can change your membership level or end your membership at any time. But I really do hope you will stick around a while to share and learn as part of this community! 
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