storm Chaser Tours - Tornado Expeditions

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Warren Faidley is America's original, professional storm chasing photographer. He was the first person to make a full-time occupation from chasing storms. A Google search under his unique name produces an average of over 100,000 references. His popular homepage,, receives over 50,000 visits per year.

Warren is a 32-year veteran of chasing some of the planet's most extreme weather, including thousands of individual storms and natural disasters. He is an awarding winning photojournalist, international lecturer and hands-on storm and natural disaster survival expert. As an EMT and Tactical Combat Certified Casualty Care specialist, Warren and his chase team also serve as a volunteer EMS response crew while chasing.

Warren was a consultant for the motion Picture "Twister" and his tornado photography was used exclusively for product branding. In 1996 Warren captured the first torando ever on 35mm motion picture film. Warren's photography has been used around the world in countless publications. His credits and clients have included Paul McCartney, The NFL, NASCAR, Warner Bros., MTV and Life / Time Publications.

You have likley see Warren featured on television and in print articles including National Geographic, The Discovery Channel Risk Takers, and The Weather Channel.

Five Star Customer Reviews.....

"I was able to reschedule my original storm chasing chase dates to a more active time. Had I been with another storm chasing tour group, I would have lost my entire investment. "   R. King. 2016.

"Warren is the Michael Jordan of chasing!"   Dr. R. Moles. 2005.

"Five tornadoes on the first day! The view from the font seat was worth everything.    M. Bennington. 2019

Basic Storm Chasing / Tornado Chasing Tours - Tornado Expeditions Information - A must read!

We are ultra exclusive: We currently accept 1 to 3 participants per year and the positions are filled quickly.

Superior success rate: In 2019 we had a 100% tornado intercept rate. Our standby chase option has a 100% tornado interception rate over the last 10 years.

Adventure-based team: Prior adventure or extensive travel experience is not required, but suggested. You will be interacting with an experienced team of professionals from medical,   tactical and adventure backgrounds.

You get what you pay for: Your view to some of the planet's most exciting weather occurs in the front seat of a genuine chase intercept vehicle. There are several excellent, van-based   tornado chase tour groups and we will be happy to refer inquiries. Some people do not mind this tornado chasing format. However, we cater to those discriminating individuals who prefer a   more professional, private and exclusive adventure, avoiding the crowded interior of a van filled with people you may or may not like for endless hours. We also lodge in the nicest hotels   available.

Avoid wasted travel days: Most storm tour companies have designated pick-up and drop off locations that cannot be changed. This means your actual chase days could be cut by 2-4 days   to allow for pick-up or drop offs. This extra travel time, often exceeding 500 miles per day can also be exhausting and dangerous. This is a major consideration. For those participants with the   ability to make last minute, in-bound and / or outbound travel changes, we can often avoid any lost chase days due to travel.

Severe weather guarantee: We do not want to take your money for nothing in return. In most instances we will refund your final payment if we cancel the entire expedition in advance due   to the lack of pursuable severe weather. A 50% deposit is required to hold a date. In most instances, this deposit cannot be refunded, but can be applied to future storm chasing dates on a   priority basis. (See basic terms of deposit listed below).

Please email us for any questions or to make a reservation.

Tornado Chasing and Monsoon Storm Chasing Expeditions 2020

Limited availability... Only one regular tornado chasing expedition remains for 2020. Book now!
Our expeditions are now for six days, not five as in past expeditions. (Unless otherwise noted).

Year Round Excluding Reserved Dates Noted Below -- Rapid Deployment for Major Tornado Outbreaks - This is one of your best bets if your bucket list requires you to see a tornado. We have a 100% success rate for these special expeditions. This storm chase is only activated when a major tornado outbreak is forecast over a region of the Southern Plains where visibility and road networks allow safe and effective interception. Such events occur about once or twice a year, including April and October. A special notice will be posted 5-7 days in advance of the forecast outbreak event on our Facebook page. This is a first come, first accepted process. The cost varies depending on the number of days involved, with an average of $3,999 for three days minium. All fees paid to us are refunded if we cancel the tornado chase due to last minute changes in the forecast.

May 22 through May 27. -- Private, First Class, Tornado Intercept Expedition - OPEN - $5,999 -- Based out of Amarillo, Texas, or pin-point location if arranged. All prices include free rescheduling guarantee if we pre-cancel due to lack of pursuable severe weather. Don't throw your money away staring at clear skies! A 50% deposit is required to hold these dates. Note deposit terms below. Price does not include inbound or outbound transportation, lodging, expanded travel insurance or meals.

May 28 through June 1 -- Private Storm Chase -- Closed -- Someone is going tornado chasing! - HB

June 2 through June 6. -- Private, First Class, Tornado Intercept Expedition - ON HOLD -- $5,499.00. This is a special, stand-by, 5-day expedition. Available for reservation and will only be executed if severe weather is forecast. Additional days can be added to the end of this expedition for an additional fee. Based out of Amarillo, Texas, or pin-point location if arranged. A 50% deposit is required to hold these dates, but a special refund of the deposit will be granted for this specific expedition if we cancel. Note deposit terms below. Price does not include inbound or outbound transportation, lodging, expanded travel insurance or meals.

Arizona Monsoon Expeditions

July though September -- Available as customized dates. Based out of Tucson, Arizona. Photography instruction expeditions and dust storm intercepts are also available. Fees start at $1,500 for a two day, pin-point chase during the afternoon hours. Please email to discuss options and to make a reservation.

Custom Chase Adventures, Spotter / Chaser Training, Private Instruction and Safety Consulting

We are proud to announce our new Tactical Disaster & Storm Safety and Survival instruction.

• In-depth pre-and-post disaster and storm survival training. Perfect for insurance and construction appraisers, utility workers, first responders, emergency management, storm spotters, storm chasers or media chasers. Conducted during the off seasons.

• Focused tactical disaster and storm-related subjects including: hazardous weather driving skills, storm identification and threat assessment, basic emergency medical, severe weather meteorology. Photography and videography instruction also available.

Please contact us here for additional information.

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Storm Chaser Tours - Tornado Expeditions use advanced, real time GPS tracking and live Doppler Radar systems to chase in a safe and productive manner. Doppler radar has three levels of redundancies for back-ups. We also use satellite, wireless and hard copy mapping.

Left: "Doc" Randy seen in the Arch Angel.

Below: Dan Connell having the "time of his life."

"Steph" seen near a tornadiac storm in West Texas.

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Terms of deposit: All deposits received by the Provider are considered non-refundable, unless noted. If the Participant cancels, or the chase is cancelled by the Provider due to the lack of pursuable weather, the deposit will not be refunded, but funds may be applied to a future chase period if such periods are available in the current or following year. The Participant agrees to these specific deposit terms upon the Provider's receipt of deposit. We are the only professional chase organization to offer a free rescheduling option.

Disclaimer: Any activity near a thunderstorm (or travel to or from storms) is inherently dangerous. It is impossible to remove all dangers from pursuing storms as some are obvious while others may be complex and impossible to control or predict without completely eliminating the very nature of storm chasing. Storm chasing tours, tornado vacations, storm chasing holidays and similar activities will involve the risk of personal injury, property loss and death. This apples to all tornado chasing tours, tornado chase vacations holidays or tours.