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Tempest Tours is arguably the best storm chasing team in America. We are operated by a team of experienced and respected storm chasers who understand every facet of storm chasing. Our goal is to share our knowledge and appreciation for storms with others. We conduct tours in May and June, to coincide with peak tornado activity in Tornado Alley. Guests travel to our base cities where they join us. Tours are typically comprised of 6-13 guests. Guests ride in roomy, smoke-free vans, with a limit of 5-6 guests per van for comfort. Each tour is led by our Tour Director and a staff of experienced storm chasers. Upon arriving at our base city hotel, guests receive a pre-tour orientation which provides information on tour itinerary and guidelines. We emphasize safety, education and responsible conduct. We track storms close enough to view tornadoes, but far enough to be safe. We do not "drive into" dangerous weather and do everything possible to avoid these hazards. In fact, it is common to see other motorists driving into large hail, etc. when we are safely out of the way.
The Chase During the tour, each guest will have an unobstructed window view in our clean, comfortable, smoke-free owned and carefully maintained vans. In order to maximize safety, logistics and maintain the quality of our product, we rarely operate more than two vehicles. On the morning of each chase day, the Tour Director presents a forecast briefing to the group. The briefing outlines the day's target and departure time. If forecast parameters suggest an early departure, the Tour Director informs the group the night before. However, the group must be ready to depart for a chase target with very little notice. This is one of the many things that make storm chasing both challenging and exciting. The goal of each chase day is to forecast and intercept the most significant weather that we expect to develop on the Plains later in the day.
PO Box 121084
Arlington, Arizona 76012
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