Frequently Asked Questions

Is Storm Chasing safe?

Our primary goal is to prioritise your safety during storm chasing expeditions. This commitment drives our selection of highly skilled and experienced drivers and guides for your journey. While it’s essential to acknowledge that storm chasing inherently carries some level of risk, we take extensive precautions to mitigate these risks. This includes maintaining a safe distance from storms and other road users when parked.

What vehicles do you use?

We use large SUVs that are usually either a Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban or Ford Expedition. These are very comfortable and have plenty of space. You will be guaranteed a window seat too!

What equipment do you use to chase storms?

To enhance our storm chasing capabilities, we employ a diverse range of software and hardware tools aimed at gathering valuable information. Our toolkit includes a satellite-based radar system called Mobile Threat Net, complemented by mobile internet applications such as GRLevel3 and Radarscope. In addition, we integrate GPS mapping software and mobile internet connectivity to ensure that we are fully equipped and well-prepared for the chase!

Will I see a tornado?

While we can’t promise a tornado sighting, please know that we’re genuinely dedicated to making your storm-chasing experience as exciting as possible. As one of our chase friends likes to say, ‘the weather will do what the weather will do.’ We carefully choose our tour dates to coincide with the seasons when severe weather is more likely, but it’s important to understand that specific weather events can’t be predicted too far in advance. Nevertheless, we’ll put our heart and soul into getting you up close to some of the most incredible storms Mother Nature has to offer.

Where will we be staying?

The nature of storm chasing means we go where the weather wants us to! With that in mind, we book our hotel after the days chasing at the nearest town. Having several years of experience, we know where to and where not to stay. The hotels will be of good quality such as Super 8, Best Western, Days Inn and will often have complimentary breakfast, but not guaranteed.

How much is the deposit?

We require a non refundable deposit of £250 to secure your spot on a tour. Your space is only guaranteed once we have received this. This covers administration and booking costs that are incurred at the time you make your reservation.

Do you offer a payment plan?

We are very flexible with regards payment but we do require the non refundable deposit to book your place. Once this is paid we can arrange payments to suit with the balance being paid by 31st March on the year of your trip.

Will there be any extras to pay?

The price you see is the price you pay. Any unforeseen extras that need to be paid will be covered from our own pocket.

What happens in a typical day?

Each day on our tours unfolds uniquely, but here’s a glimpse into what you can expect: Usually, we kickstart our mornings with a meetup to plan out the exciting day of chasing ahead. This is the perfect time to throw any technical questions our way; we’re here to help! As we embark on our journey toward the target area, we keep a watchful eye on the evolving weather situation.

Around lunchtime, we take a breather to dive into forecasts and analyze data, ensuring we’re on the right track. Then, it’s back on the road! Once the storms start brewing, we’ll choose one and head in its direction, always with safety as our top priority. This exhilarating chase extends into the evening, often with opportunities to capture stunning lightning shots.

Afterwards, we’ll grab a bite to eat and make our way to our overnight stay. It’s all about experiencing the thrill of storm chasing while building memories together!

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