Those looking to get their fix of what it’s like to be in a major hurricane won’t need to wait much longer. While the Science Channel was originally slated to debut the eight-episode series “Hurricane Man” on the cable network on June 18, Josh Gross, Director, Communications and Media Relations for the Science Channel / Discovery Communications told us the show would debut in the fall. Now we received word that the series will debut in the United States on September 15.
Known as “iCyclone” in social media as an active international hurricane chaser, Josh Morgerman is featured in the series with other embedded crew members chasing hurricanes around the globe. The series, produced by ScreenDog Productions, in association with BBC Studios, originally aired on the network “Dave” in the United Kingdom. The series gives audiences an up-close view of fierce tropical cyclones, showcasing how remarkable they are and the overwhelming impact they have on people around the world.
We should all talk about the people we love the same way @icyclone describes “core gradients” and “mesovortices” !!! ?
— the Weatherboy (@theWeatherboy) May 23, 2019
From remote Japanese cities and the far-north jungles of the Philippines, to the coastal waters of America’s Deep South and the Pacific shoreline of Mexico, “Hurricane Man” is an action-packed adrenaline rush inside what happens when hurricanes come barreling into our cities. While capturing for the camera what these potent tropical cyclones are doing, Morgerman collects valuable scientific data so that meteorologists can better study and understand these devastating storms. Beyond the ferocious winds and damage, the series also showcases how these storms impact people. “Hurricane Man” follows the families that remain in the path of the storm along with the local emergency rescue crews risking their lives to save the lives of others.
With Hurricane Season almost here, we caught up with @iCyclone aka “Hurricane Man” to see what his advice is for young people that want to chase storms. #HurricaneMan is coming to the @ScienceChannel pic.twitter.com/igMLdtQVL8
— the Weatherboy (@theWeatherboy) May 22, 2019
“The passion that Josh has for storm chasing is clearly evident,” said Lindsey Foster Blumberg,” Supervising Producer, Science Channel. “More importantly, the data that he collects along the way may not exist otherwise and is incredibly useful for scientists whose research depends in part on this vital information.”
Science Channel is a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc., which is also the home to shows like “Mythbusters”, “Outrageous Acts of Science”, and “What on Earth?”. Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S, also makes its content available on-line. Complimentary Video On Demand through the SCI Go app allows viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime. Discovery, Inc. also runs other top cable networks, such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S.