Tempest Tours Storm Chasing Expeditions: Photogenic tornado in Colorado
Ride along with veteran storm chasers and traverse America's Great Plains in search of nature's most spectacular weather. Tempest Tours introduces the science and romance of storm chasing to guests on expeditions into Tornado Alley.

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Tempest Tours is operated by a team of highly experienced and respected storm chasers, meteorologists, and climatologists who thoroughly understand every facet of storm chasing. Our goal is to share our knowledge and appreciation for storms with others. Each tour is comprised of 5 to 10 "chase days." Guests will travel to our base cities, Oklahoma City, OK, or Denver, CO where they will join Tempest Tours for their tour. Guests will ride in smoke-free 15-passenger vans, with a limit of six guests per van for added comfort. Each tour will be led by one of our Tour Directors, William Reid, Chris Gullikson or Bob Consemius. Upon arriving in the designated base city, guests will proceed to the base city hotel where our team will provide an orientation to guests. The orientation will provide information on tour safety guidelines and procedures.

Typical Day


On the morning of each chase day, the Tour Director will present a forecast briefing to the group. The briefing will outline the day's target and departure time. If forecast parameters suggest an early departure, the Tour Director will inform the group the night before. However, the group must be ready to depart for a chase target with very little notice. Lack of notice on the part of Mother Nature is one of the many things that make storm chasing both challenging and exciting. Guests should be prepared to travel several hundred miles each day, on average, to reach chase targets. 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. We will travel far and wide to meet our goal. Tempest Tours expeditions take place primarily in the Tornado Alley states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. Along the way, our team will educate guests about the many facets of storm chasing including the meteorology, logistics and even romance of the discipline. Guests will gain an education and new found appreciation for the atmosphere and the Great Plains. Our Tour Director will concentrate on forecasting supercell thunderstorms, the initial objective for storm chasers. Supercells are thunderstorms with long-lived rotating updrafts. They are the most prolific producers of significant tornadoes and large hail. Supercells also produce spectacular lightning and potent straight line winds. If supercells develop as forecasted, then the group will intercept and view the storms from a safe distance. Guests will be afforded many opportunities for storm photography. The chase will continue usually until dark or when storms dissipate, which ever comes first.

Age range, type of group


Tempest Tours is for anyone and all ages interested in learning more about storm chasing, seeing Great Plains storms, supercells, and tornados. We do private tours for special groups upon request.

Sleeping and meals


Clean, comfortable motels near the location of the storms. Meals are local cuisine as the group travels toward their destination. We try to experience local cuisine wherever we may be that day.

Policies & Restrictions


For the comfort and safety of our guests, no smoking, alcoholic beverages will be allowed in tour vehicles.

Rates


Rates range from $1495 to $3545 per person, per tour. See our web site for details. All accommodations are included during the tour.

Other Information


Complete information is available at our web site

Discounts Offered


Discounts are offered to guests sharing a room and or booking multiple tours. Return guests are offered a discount.

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Listing Reviews Reviews of Tempest Tours Storm Chasing Expeditions

Storm Chasing with Tempest Tours
Ally -- Mar 31, 2009 12:24 pm
Just wanted to say that Tempest Tours is the most awesome group of folks I've ever met. Their customer service is top notch and their knowledge of storms is thorough. I would suggest this company to anyone. ... more

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P.O. Box 121084, Arlington, Texas




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Early April Tour - April 15 through April 23
$2,745
$2,895
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 8 days)
Tour 1 - April 24 through May 2
$3,045
$3,195
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 8 days)
Tour 2 - May 3 through May 14
$3,195
$3,345
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 11 days)
Tour 3 - May 15 through May 26
$3,395
$3,545
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 11 days)
Tour 4 - May 27 through June 3
$2,595
$2,745
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 7 days)
Tour 5 - June 5 through June 11
$2,195
$2,345
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 6 days)
Tour 6 - June 13 through June 23
$3,195
$3,345
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 10 days)
Mini A - June 13 through June 17
$1,395
$1,495
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 4 days)
Mini B - June 18 through June 23
$1,650
$1,750
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 5 days)
Tour 7 - June 24 through July 1
$2,545
$2,645
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 7 days)
Tour 9 - July 2 through July 8
$1,995
$2,095
Low-Discount Couple (Trip 6 days)

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    Martin Lisius
    Tempest Tours Storm Chasing Expeditions
    Tempest Tours, Inc.
    P.O. Box 121084
    Arlington, Texas 76012

    Phone: 817-274-9313
    Phone: 8172290861
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