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.
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.