By Evonne Ermey

Bill Paxton was not a meteorologist, but his onscreen depiction of one in the movie Twister inspired a whole generation of storm chasers.

375181 01: 1996 BILL PAXTON AND HELEN HUNT AS JO HARDING IN THE ACTION THRILLER "TWISTER"

1996 BILL PAXTON AND HELEN HUNT AS JO HARDING IN THE ACTION THRILLER “TWISTER”

With the actor’s passing, those in the field who were impacted by the Twister character that Paxton so vibrantly brought to life, paid tribute to him in a fitting way; They coordinated to spell Bill Paxton’s initials out using their GPS coordinates across a section of Tornado Alley, a real place that was featured predominately in the Twister movie.

Rest in peace Bill Paxton. You brought inspiration to millions through your craft.

Read the full story on NBC 7, San Diego. 

 

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