Storm chasing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is THE tornado state #1! It is the state that gets the most tornadoes per square mile and is home to some of the most powerful tornadoes that have ever struck the world, with El Reno 2013 being the record holder. It has had some devastating EF-5 tornadoes in Oklahoma City/Moore. Many tour companies have their bases in Oklahoma, many chasers live here and the Storm Prediction Center is based out of Norman, OK. If you chase storms, this is most often where you start.

early may oklahoma tornado frequecyThe best storm season in Oklahoma is typically mid April to early/mid May (in terms of historical tornado frequency) but Oklahoma is not necessarily the best State to see tornadoes. The State has its fair share of hills, trees and metropolitan areas in the Eastern parts that makes it difficult to chase and see storms there.

Storm chasing tours departing from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the most common state to have storm chasing tours departing from and is also among the best states to go chasing in on a specific day as there are many tour companies and tour guides that are based in Oklahoma. In other words, if you want to go chasing on any given day – chances are probably the best you will be able to do so in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma all storm chasing tours are based out of either Oklahoma City or Tulsa.

Oklahoma City

  • May Madness - Tour 2 - 7 Days (2020) - by Tornadic Expeditions starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200430
  • May Minitour (2020) - by Silver Lining Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200517
  • Prime Intensity - Tour 4 - 10 Days (2020) - by Tornadic Expeditions starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200518
  • SLT Photo Tour #1 (2020) - by Silver Lining Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200522
  • T1 Close Encounters Tour (2020) - by Silver Lining Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200422
  • T2 Caprock Magic (2020) - by Silver Lining Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200503
  • T3 Great Plains Cyclone (2020) - by Silver Lining Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200511
  • T4 Prime Time (2020) - by Silver Lining Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200519
  • The Extreme - Tour 3 - 7 Days (2020) - by Tornadic Expeditions starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200509
  • Tornado Adventure V (2020) - by Tornado Adventures starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200519
  • Tornado Adventure VI (2020) - by Tornado Adventures starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200525
  • Tornado Adventure VII (2020) - by Tornado Adventures starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200601
  • Tornado Adventure VIII (2020) - by Tornado Adventures starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200608
  • Tour #1 (2020) - by F5! Tornado Safaris starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200517
  • Tour #2 (2020) - by F5! Tornado Safaris starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200524
  • Tour 1 (2020) - by Cloud 9 Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200503
  • Tour 1 (2020) - by Extreme Tornado Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200414
  • Tour 1 (2020) - by StormGroup Chasers starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200509
  • Tour 1 - Tornado Outbreak Tour (2020) - by Tempest Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200423
  • Tour 2 (2020) - by Cloud 9 Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200517
  • Tour 2 (2020) - by Extreme Tornado Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200421
  • Tour 2 (2020) - by StormGroup Chasers starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200516
  • Tour 2 - Early May Tornado Tour (2020) - by Tempest Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200502
  • Tour 3 (2020) - by Cloud 9 Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200531
  • Tour 3 (2020) - by Extreme Tornado Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200430
  • Tour 3 (2020) - by StormGroup Chasers starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200524
  • Tour 3 - Tornado Bliss Tour (2020) - by Tempest Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200511
  • Tour 4 (2020) - by Extreme Tornado Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200509
  • Tour 4 (2020) - by StormGroup Chasers starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200531
  • Tour 4 - Memorial Holiday Tornado Tour (2020) - by Tempest Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200523
  • Tour 5 (2020) - by Extreme Tornado Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200518
  • Tour 5 (2020) - by StormGroup Chasers starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200611
  • Tour 6 (2020) - by Extreme Tornado Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200531
  • Tour Number 1 (2020) - by Storm Chasing Adventure Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200503
  • Tour Number 2 (2020) - by Storm Chasing Adventure Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200510
  • Tour Number 3 (2020) - by Storm Chasing Adventure Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200517
  • Tour Number 4 (2020) - by Storm Chasing Adventure Tours starting from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 20200524
  • Tulsa

      • Early Bird Tour 1 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200415

  • Early Bird Tour 2 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200422
  • Great Plains Tour 1 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200605
  • Great Plains Tour 2 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200615
  • Mayhem Tour 1 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200502
  • Mayhem Tour 2 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200511
  • Mayhem Tour 3 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200517
  • Mayhem Tour 4 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200524
  • Northern Plains Photography Tour 1 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200706
  • Northern Plains Photography Tour 2 (2020) - by Extreme Chase Tours starting from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 20200717
  • Private tours and on-call tours to chase in, and around, Oklahoma

    Storm chasing is, by its nature, not geographically set: you go where the storms are. Even if you start a chase in Oklahoma you can end up in neighboring states while chasing. If you specifically want to chase a setup in Oklahoma or if you would like to chase the storms that exist in Oklahoma on a specific day your best option is to try a Private Tour.

    You will have to ask around among the tours in the list linked above to see who can help you out with a storm chasing tour in Oklahoma. A good idea is to ask any of the tour companies listed above as this typically means they can easily do a tour from that city.