Extreme Chase Tours
"Welcome to Extreme Chase Tours, We have been offering Professionally Guided Storm Chasing Tours, Tornado Tours and Storm Chasing Vacation Adventure Travel since 1999. We provide the most personal and affordable small group Tornado Tours that are 6 to 10 days in length. Our Storm Tours and adventure tours are truly the most affordable storm chasing vacations that you will find anywhere! We also offer Severe Weather Photography Tours and we were the first to offer these types of tours. The Extreme Chase Tours storm chasing tours team are highly experienced decorated storm chasers and meteorologists who are truly severe weather experts. This experience and real one on one attention is what sets us apart from many other storm chasing tour companies. While there are many Storm Chasing Tour Companies to choose from, we, are the most personal and most affordable! NO OTHER big Storm Tour company will spend MORE ONE ON ONE TIME WITH YOU! We believe in quality not quantity - Our Weather Adventure Tours are designed with a more personal touch and real one on one interaction with all of our chase tour guests! Come join one of our 2017 storm chasing tours and you will be going with a tour operator that has almost three decades of Tornado chasing experience! We want you to have the best storm chasing vacation possible. Simply stated: WE ARE THE MOST PERSONAL STORM CHASING TOUR COMPANY IN THE BUSINESS! The difference we offer is a true educational experience, we spend one on one time with each one of our guests teaching them not only how to storm chase and what stormchasing is really like but also how to read radar, storm structure, past events, basic photography, how to "read" a storm, basic meteorology etc. We teach our customers everything they ever wanted to know about tornadoes, severe weather and storm chasing. We also offer one on one private tours as well as full media tours, Follow Along Tours. We are also the only company to offer tours based on our customers needs and wants. This includes booking tours based upon a customers vacation, personal or productive time. Although we offer a set schedule, we book our tours based on what our customers need! We believe that quality not quantity is key to our customers successful tour and the reason why we have a 77% guest return rate. "
"Welcome to Extreme Chase Tours, We have been offering Professionally Guided Storm Chasing Tours, Tornado Tours and Storm Chasing Vacation Adventure Travel since 1999. We provide the most personal and affordable small group Tornado Tours that are 6 to 10 days in length. Our Storm Tours and adventure tours are truly the most affordable storm chasing vacations that you will find anywhere! We also offer Severe Weather Photography Tours and we were the first to offer these types of tours. The Extreme Chase Tours storm chasing tours team are highly experienced decorated storm chasers and meteorologists who are truly severe weather experts. This experience and real one on one attention is what sets us apart from many other storm chasing tour companies. While there are many Storm Chasing Tour Companies to choose from, we, are the most personal and most affordable! NO OTHER big Storm Tour company will spend MORE ONE ON ONE TIME WITH YOU! We believe in quality not quantity - Our Weather Adventure Tours are designed with a more personal touch and real one on one interaction with all of our chase tour guests! Come join one of our 2017 storm chasing tours and you will be going with a tour operator that has almost three decades of Tornado chasing experience! We want you to have the best storm chasing vacation possible. Simply stated: WE ARE THE MOST PERSONAL STORM CHASING TOUR COMPANY IN THE BUSINESS!
The difference we offer is a true educational experience, we spend one on one time with each one of our guests teaching them not only how to storm chase and what stormchasing is really like but also how to read radar, storm structure, past events, basic photography, how to "read" a storm, basic meteorology etc.
We teach our customers everything they ever wanted to know about tornadoes, severe weather and storm chasing.
We also offer one on one private tours as well as full media tours, Follow Along Tours. We are also the only company to offer tours based on our customers needs and wants. This includes booking tours based upon a customers vacation, personal or productive time. Although we offer a set schedule, we book our tours based on what our customers need!
We believe that quality not quantity is key to our customers successful tour and the reason why we have a 77% guest return rate. "-Extreme Chase Tours
|Average rating||4.8 of 5|
|Reviewed by StormChasingUSA.com?||Yes, This tour company has been reviewed by StormChasingUSA.com|
|Tour guides||Laura Dean, Lanny Dean,|
|Why choose Extreme Chase Tours?||
Extreme Chase Tours LLC (Mannford, Oklahoma)
Our storm chasing tours include private, personal,
Scheduled group tours
Tours in 2017
|Tour Name||Start Date||End Date||Price|
|Early Bird Chase Tours||2017-04-22||2017-04-27||2200|
|Mayhem Tour 1||2017-05-02||2017-05-07||2700|
|Mayhem Tour 2||2017-05-09||2017-05-14||2900|
|MAYHEM TOUR 3||2017-05-17||2017-05-22||2200|
|Mayhem Tour 3||2017-05-17||2017-05-22||2900|
|MAYHEM TOUR 4||2017-05-24||2017-05-30||2200|
|Mayhem Tour 4||2017-05-25||2017-05-31||2900|
|Great Plains Tour #1||2017-06-04||2017-06-09||2900|
|Great Plains Tour #2||2017-06-15||2017-06-20||2900|
|GREAT PLAINS TOUR 1||2017-06-17||2017-06-24||2700|
|Great Plains Tour #3||2017-06-22||2017-06-28||2900|
|Northern Plains Photography Tour||2017-07-01||2017-07-02||3200|
|NORTHERN PLAINS PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR||2017-07-08||2017-07-15||2700|
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Tour: Mayhem Tour 4
Rating: 5 of 5
I booked this tour after doing a little research and decided to go with Lanny and his company. I chose to go the last week of May as Lanny described that time as having the best potential to possibly see a tornado. Spent a little time talking to him on the phone before booking the tour to get a feel for him. He was very helpful and for sure knowledgeable. The tour started out from Tulsa and we chased all over Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Nebraska and even went into Colorado. The tour itself was amazing. I made lasting friends and had a wonderful time. Both Lanny and Eric were professional but not stuck up. Lanny is probably one of the funniest guys I have ever met and was glad to share his humor on the tour. We chased everyday except for arrival day and the leave day. We saw 5 super cells and 1 tornado which was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. The tour was great and no I had no problems with it at all. I am planning on going back next year with them.
Lanny was my tour guide and as described above he is a very down to earth funny guy. He is also very knowledgeable about the weather. More so than our local meteorologists or weather people. I would say that Lanny made the best out of the tour. He trained us and taught us what we were looking at. I would go with him again and plan on next year.
The tour car was fine. It was comfortable. It had weather gear on it and radar as well which we used a lot. I brought a very large suitcase and that took up a lot of room so I would recommend to everyone that they pack a little smaller for more room. Great car.
Name: Jill Blankenship
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
Blogged about the tour: Read more
Where does one start? First, I really liked the contact and information that Lanny gave while I was deciding when to go and how it all works. I had never been on a tour before so this was half the battle. Lanny and Laura? made it painless and very professional. I loved the direct contact and access to them before the tour. The tour I was on was very comfortable and professional but very fun at the same time if that makes sense. We saw 3 tornadoes during my tour down in Oklahoma! The only issue that I experienced was with the two other guest during the tour. I am the other guest that was explained (wrongly) in the last review on here. I will be glad to comment on that review to save time.
My tour guide was Lanny Dean and Eric? I felt like Lanny did an excellent job of explaining what we were planning on doing every day at the morning meeting. He explained the chances of storms and where they thought the best area to see storms would be. We ended up seeing the Shawnee Oklahoma tornado which was very big and two other tornadoes. I was very impressed with his knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge. Great tour guide!
The vehicle was a van and was very comfortable. We had four people on the tour and all people had more than enough room. Lanny and the group has a lot of weather equipment in the van which I really enjoyed being able to see the radar. Lanny took the time to explain to us what we were looking at on the laptop compared to out the window. I personally learned a lot. I was very comfortable during the entire tour (besides dealing with the two other guests)
Name: Matt M
Tour: Mayhem Tour 4
Rating: 5 of 5
Blogged about the tour: Read more
My review of this tour is pretty simply: Unbelievable! I scheduled this tour with no real idea of what I might encounter. I had never been on a tornado tour and in fact I had never seen a tornado so I was a bit nervous but very excited. The scheduling process was very easy from start to finish so there was no issues with booking. Lanny made it clear that the weather might not be the best but that we should see something. And we saw something indeed!!! Not only did I see my first tornado, but five on the second day of the tour. The tour was very professional from start to finish and very comfortable. Lanny and his team are great at what they do. The excitement of the chase is really captured on the tour, and Lanny knows just how to convey this to all of the people on the tour. I have said it before but, nothing can ever match that moment when your setup in the right spot at the right time and watch mother nature go to work. Certainly an experience I will never forget and encourage my friends and family to experience this as well.
As mentioned, Lanny was very "in tune" with what was happening with the weather at all times. His targeted areas always verified and we were treated to 5 tornadoes in 1 day alone! I think that is one of the biggest things that I was impressed with the most. He would discuss his thoughts with all of us in our morning meetings. When we got to an area to chase sometimes the sky would be perfectly blue and then in a matter of hours we would witness massive storm clouds that had gone up. He was able to get us to what he called target areas with great consistency.
Our vehicle was very comfortable and included a window looking seat for all of the guests on this tour. I don't believe the vehicle lacked anything as we had radar, internet and all the tools we needed while out on the road. I would give one tip to others who are going on any tour, pack very lightly as there is not a lot of room for luggage.
Name: Mary and John Sharms
Tour: MAYhem tour
Rating: 5 of 5
My husband and I decided to go on a storm chasing tour as a vacation in 2013. We had gone on one other tour with another tour company in 2010 and decided to go with someone else. After a lot of research, we decided to go with Extreme Chase Tours. We contacted them by email as instructed. Laura replied within the hour by email and this help us feel very comfortable. Laura explained everything about the tour and answered all of our questions. This obviously diminished any concerns we might have had. You are required to pay the deposit first and then pay the remaining balance, which also was no problem. We then discussed how we would get to Tulsa. My husband decided that we would just drive down considering that we live only 5 hours away. We started looking at locations to park our car for the duration of the tour. It was then that we totally fell in love with Lanny and Laura. After hearing of our plans through email - they offered us to just leave our car at their house. They actually offered this! We had looked at many places and although it was not real expensive to leave our car at the airport or similar location, they offered to let us leave it at their home and did not charge us anything. We were so thankful for this. When we arrived in town on our arrival date, we chose our motel for the evening and then contacted Lanny to let him know we made it. Lanny had scheduled our dinner or what they call the "meet and greet" for that evening. again, this is another point where we fell in love with Lanny and Laura....they paid for everyone's dinner that evening! We met up the following morning and dropped our car off at their house and off we went. I cannot explain how excited it was to take off knowing you were going to spend the next 6 days on the road chasing weather, especially with folks like Laura and Lanny. We drove most of the day and by afternoon we were in western Kansas. It was vey strange to be driving along under blue skies and then seeing the white puffy clouds start to build. almost as if on cue from what Lanny had explained. Lanny informed us that he thought that a tornado watch box would be issues soon right for the area we were in. And within 30 minutes we saw the tornado watch on the laptop. We had storms explode just west of us but Lanny thought the best storm of the day would be further south. He was looking at the computer and saw what he explained as "backed surface winds" that were stronger to the south. So we headed south to new development near Great Bend Kansas. Lanny went into detail explaining everything that we were seeing and even went into detail as to what he thought was going to happen with the storm we were chasing. Lanny finally said that he was sure we would see a tornado from our storm as it was now producing a very large wall cloud that was rotating. I remember looking at my husband and we both smiled at each other....we were so very excited because we had not seen a tornado with the other tour company we went with. Just a few minutes later Lanny screamed tornado! I might add that his passion when explaining the weather is contagious but when severe weather is occurring like the tornado, you can't help but get so very excited! I simply cannot explain how we all felt and it is probably best to just experience this. We ended up seeing 4 tornadoes that day and some amazing storm structure. My husband who is into photography took some wonderful photos! But the tornado and the big storm are just the icing on the cake so to speak. The emotions felt, the scenes we saw and the education we received was truly the best part of the trip for me. Lanny and his crew knew what they were doing and certainly know how to run a business like this. For my husband, the tour mean so many things as well. As I said, he took some wonderful pictures and had a great time but even he will tell you that the friendships made and the learning that Lanny offered is why we are coming back this year! We can't wait! The tour was comfortable and Lanny and the other guide were very professional although Lanny does like to use colorful language sometimes. But we actually enjoyed this and it helped to make the tour so much more personal. We only experienced one day when we did not have any weather to chase. During this time we went to a local park and took some pictures. I think they handled the non-chasing time very good and tried to give us some other stuff to do, which was very fun. During the trip we stayed in very nice motels and Lanny would even go so far as to check our rooms before we went in. This made us feel extremely comfortable. We simply loved the trip so much that we have reserved our seats for May of this year! Lanny and Laura run a wonderful company and we are so glad that we decided to go with them!
As I mentioned already, Lanny has so much knowledge that he gladly shares with everyone on the tour. I felt completely comfortable with his decisions on where to chase every day. He said we would see weather and we did. He said we would see a tornado and we saw 4. He said that we would have a day of down time and we did. But then we were able to chase the next day. Lanny defiantly knows the weather and made the best out of the weather. My husband and I give him a 10 out of a 10
We chased in a van which was very comfortable. We had room for our luggage and everyone else as well. Some people who have never gone on a trip like this might not understand how long that you actually have to be in the vehicle. You are literally in the van for hours so it must be comfortable. The van was very comfortable and clean. In fact, Lanny would have the van cleaned out every morning from the previous days chase which I thought went above and beyond.
Name: Tammy and John Crain
Tour: Great Plains Tour #1
Rating: 5 of 5
My husband and I booked our storm tour with Extreme Chase tours who are based out of Oklahoma. We have been on two other tours with other tour companies in the last two years and decided to try extreme chase tours. Flying into Tulsa, Oklahoma where they are based out of on our arrival day, we got in early and checked into our motel. We were slated to get together with everyone roughly about 7pm that evening for dinner and have their meet and greet. Lanny actually called us called us early in the day and told us that there was a chance of severe weather within driving distance of where we were and asked us if we wanted to go a day early. Of course we said yes even though we were still dealing with some jet lag. We are certainly glad we did! So for us the tour basically started a day early. We left the motel and chased in north Oklahoma near the Kansas state line. We were able to see a very nice storm that was severe thunderstormed warned. I cannot explain how my husband and I felt, going from clear blue skies to a big severe storm that was so pretty and tall within just a few hours. The forecasting ability that our tour guides had impressed all of us. If you are not familiar with how a tour works, this is probably the hardest part, knowing exactly where the weather is going to be. But Extreme Chase Tour folks knew exactly where to go. That impressed my husband and I very much! But what impressed us the most was the comfortable feeling that we got from Lanny and his crew during the tour. For example, the following day we got a motel room in Grand Island Nebraska, Lanny actually checked out our room before we put everything in. He pulled down the covers to check the bedding, he checked to make sure the AC was working fine and checked to make sure we had a good shower. But this was just the start, chasing the next day near Scottsbluff NE, we chased a nice supercell that produced a small tornado! Lanny would stop and let us film if it was safe to do so. Both of the other tour companies we have gone with in the past just kept on driving around and we had to film or shoot our pictures through the windows. Obviously this doesn't produce great results so we were very happy with this. We actually became good friends with some of the other people on tour and with Lanny. This tour almost seemed like a vacation taken with good friends and by the time it ended we had all become family. We actually really didn't want to go home. All in all I give the tour a 5 out of a 5. I wish I could give more because we would give it a 10! That's how much fun we had and how much we learned. The tour was very comfortable as I have said and we were more than confident in the guides ability. All motel rooms were very clean and as I have said, Lanny would check our motel room before we put anything inside. We received wonderful service before the tour in fact, Lanny emailed us a few times making sure to answer any questions we had. Service was great throughout the tour and we couldn't be any happier. We have already reserved our seats for this year and we are so excited to be able to go back with ECT.
Lanny Dean was our tour guide . He did a wonderful job and we were able to see two tornadoes and five supercell thunderstorms. I love photography and I was able to capture some great pictures. Lanny did a wonderful job getting us to the storms and was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and very good at what he does.
Our vehicle was a van and it was very comfortable. We each could see out the windows and it was very smooth to ride in. We had full wifi so we could access the internet and share our pictures and check email. The van had radar and various weather equipment installed. This was a very nice feature.
Name: Lori Francis
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
Almost every summer for the past 13 years I take 1 week out of my summer to go storm chasing. I have been with several different companies over the years. For the past 3 years I have chosen to go with Extreme Chase Tours and definitely plan to go with them again next year. I have been extremely pleased with every aspect of the tour.
My experience with Extreme Chase Tours has exceeded my expectations. Lanny goes out of his way to make sure each and every guest is comfortable. The one thing that always stands out for me is how much he truly cares about his guests. He literally goes into the hotel rooms and personally checks them out before we stay anywhere.
While all of the staff is very down to earth and friendly, they maintain a great deal of professionalism. There have been a few occasions when the weather was just not cooperating and we have a few “down days”. During those days, Lanny made sure we were occupied doing something fun or educational.
I cannot say enough good things about the tour guides that I have had with Extreme Chase Tours over the years. Lanny, Eric and Chad have been absolutely awesome! Even on the non-weather days…..we had soooooo much fun.
The vehicle is very comfortable which is so important when on some days you can be in there for 10 or more hours. The thing I like most about Extreme Chase Tours is the personal attention. I have never had an experience with them where it was too crowded in the van.
Name: Christoffer Björkwall
Tour: Mayhem Tour 4
Rating: 4 of 5
Blogged about the tour: Read more
Now, how does one review a tour like this one. The last week of May is usually a great week for storm chasing but this year it really wasn't. On our 6 day tour we just had one real chase day (and two bust days), the rest were down days.
So, from a storm chasing perspective there is not much to judge by but I felt very confident we got the best out of what was there (I checked the reports and there was really nothing going on the other days), thanks to Lanny (our tour guide).
There were also other anomalies like ECT's normal van being repaired and that Lanny lacked a partner for this tour. This basically put a lot of pressure on our guide Lanny to drive, forecast, position, entertain us, plan for hotel rooms etc. and often everything at the same time.
He literally had to use his iPhone for weather updates while driving since he didn't have a driver for this tour and he lacked his laptop stand so he couldn't really use that either. Not the easiest thing to do, I assume.
This may not be the typical setup but I could only review the experience under the circumstances of this particular tour. Lanny did a great job to do this two-man job in a rented van!
It is difficult to judge a tour that only had one chase day but from that perspective I give it a "strong" 4 and an even stronger 5* for Lanny as a guide, he was great!
You can read my full day-by-day description of the tour in the blog, see link above.
Lanny tried to 110% to make this weather-wise dull week into a great experience anyway. This was a really hard sell because I had looked forward to the trip for a long time and to only get one real chase day was a BIG disappointment for me. I don't blame Lanny for a second about this, he really went above and beyond to find anything - often staying up until really late to find some storms for us.
So, turning this around was a difficult thing to do but Lanny really managed to make it feel like we were a group of friends on a vacation. We went go-karting, laser-tagging etc and had a really good time.
He also held an excellent but sad guiding of what happened during El Reno where his good friend Tim Samaras so tragically passed. The vivid details from his own experiences and what likely happened made it feel very real and one could really imagine how it could have been that day.
On the one day we actually did chase Lanny forecasted us in the perfect place (TX panhandle) and we had a really good time. He showed a good balance in terms of being safe while still experience the excitement, which I appreciated a lot. I also enjoyed the excitement he showed, when we saw a landspout it felt like he saw one for the first time. This excitement was contagious and brought a really good, positive feeling to the group!
Lanny, as a person, feels very genuine, warm and is extremely dedicated to make his guests have a good time. He may not be the guide for you if you can't take some portion of strong language but I liked that, that was just his personality, and it felt honest and real.
If there is one thing that could be improved it is the communication (as in e-mail, not on a face-to-face basis). Some mornings there were some confusion on what time to meet up etc. and the information before the tour was quite scarce.
Lanny's typical vehicle was being repaired during our tour so he had to use a rental van. Thus, this review may not be applicable to what you may experience when you ride in the original Extreme Chase Tours van.
The rental van didn't have a laptop stand, "3G-booster" and some other features that Lanny was quite bummed out by not having. It didn't have Wifi but had an electrical socket, which was quite useful. It also had a DVD-player but we never used it.
The seats were the best I have experienced on a tour and there were plenty of room for your stuff. I have not been impressed with the seats on previous tours so this was a nice surprise.
But, once again, this was a rental van and the review of the vehicle is not likely to be applicable on future tours.
Name: Jessica Sargant
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
Extreme Chase Tours certainly lived up to it's name over the two weeks I was in the USA. We travelled across many states, saw so many amazing things, visited and met some fantastic people and saw 6-7 tornadoes! During the first week there wasn't supposed to be any weather at all, so our hopes certainly weren't high! However, after travelling to Nebraska, my Father and I literally stood right below a huge, rumbling, rotating Mothership Supercell - which inevitably produced a tornado. Over the course of the next two weeks we saw hundreds of supercells, wall clouds, tornado warnings, beautiful lightening and tornadoes themselves!!
Everything was very professional - with Lanny Dean always knowing what was going on with the weather at every second. In the mornings we were always briefed about what was happening for the day - and why we were going where we were going.
Every room we stayed in was carefully checked over by Lanny himself, and whenever there was time to sit down and have a nice meal - we were able to do so.
Despite not having as much luck with the weather as you would expect on an average May week - every bit of weather that was produced... we were there before it even happened.
Where do I even begin...
Lanny Dean is one of the most dedicated and wonderful people I have ever met in my life. He was up all night running weather scans and making sure he found something, ANYTHING for us to chase. Even during a week where there was 'no weather' around - he had us right below a huge, tornado producing supercell.
He took the time to explain everything he was talking about - so that by the time you left, you were using the correct verbiage without even realising it!
My Father and I had the please of Morris and Alexis helping Lanny with the driving - and they were just amazing. So many laughs were had, that despite the gas station food... i'm pretty sure I've come home with a 6-Pack!
Lanny and his family have become our family in America. We travelled all the way from Australia and they were just so warm and welcoming that we didn't want to leave (hence why we ended up staying two weeks).
If you want a personal, amazing tour - with honesty, and great people... then choose Extreme Chase Tours. You won't find another tour operator with more heart and passion that Lanny Dean.
Dad and I rode in two vehicles over the two weeks and both were equally comfortable and well equipped! Room for bags, drinks, food, legs - it was an easy way to travel!
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
This was my first tour. I will say they spared no expense to get us to the storm locations. When I saw other tours watching the storms from five miles away they took us as close as possible. The tour guides were very helpful in showing us how storms form and what to watch for. They were trying to teach us the art of storm chasing as well. We had good hotels at night and stopped for some pretty good food. The guides also gave us pointers on how to take pictures, pointed out cloud formations which would produce storms and one that wouldn't. Everyone on our tour had a good time. It was a good learning experience. Booked for 2016.
The tour guides were great. They really tried to make the tour a learning experience.
Vehicle was ok, plenty of leg room, If more than six people on the tour might be tight inside. For having rode just about 4,000 miles in one week, we did ok.
Name: A Macklin
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Rating: 4 of 5
The tour was professional when needed to be, and relaxed once the day's chase was over.
Riding with Chris and Allen was a true pleasure. They make a great team for storm chasing. Chris showed in-depth knowledge of storm forecasting. Allan was a great navigator and an exceptional photographer. With their combined talents, we saw 5 tornadoes and several other severe storms throught the week; an experience that I will never forget. Extreme Chase Tours did exactly what I had originally hoped for: to ultimately see a tornado and pique my interest to learn more about storm forecasting through self-teaching.
The van was comfortable with 6 people and had opportunities for charging electronics which is much needed for the long hours on the road. People rotated seats each day so that the best views from the road were distributed equally.
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Tour: MAYHEM TOUR 1
Rating: 5 of 5
I took my first tour with Extreme Chase Tours in 2007 and have not stopped since!
Each year I spend 10 days on the tours and it is the most fun filled 10 days I have during a year I would definitely recommend Extreme Chase Tours as a great vacation.
Lanny, Eric, JD and Jim as well as the entire staff are really good at making storm chasing the experience of a lifetime. 10 out of 10 for me!
Tour: Northern Plains Photography Tour
Rating: 5 of 5
If you are looking for a private and professional stormchasing tour don\'t bother looking anywhere else. These guys are the real deal! I have been with other stormchasing tour companies and just the way these guys interacted with us was so much better. We filmed over 8 tornadoes with Extreme Chase Tours in a week! These guys are the best in our book and will go above and beyond what is asked!
The thing my wife and I liked the most was the way Lanny and his staff interacted with us. I have personally been with 3 other tours companies and by far, this one was the most educational and fun. They explained everything from what we were seeing to actually teaching us how to read their radar. We learned more in 6 days with Extreme chase tours than we did with going on tour with others for 10 days.
It was truly a wonderful experience and one my wife and I plan on doing again in 2010!
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Hey folks, we graciously got nominated for a Shorty Award and we are asking all of our friends and family to go vote for us for a Shorty Award in #Travel Voting is easy and fast. You can for us vote by going to www.shortyawards.com&nb... Read more
MAYHEM TOURS 3 & 4 SOLD OUT
As expected, our MAYhem 4 storm tour is now sold out. Even after re-opening it, we have sold all seats. Our MAYhem 3 tour is also sold out and at this time we have very limited seating on most other tours. If you are interested in goin... Read more
MAYHEM TOUR 1 2013
Our Mayhem Tour 1 is currently underway and although the weather pattern sucks right now, we were able to get our guests some weather today! Thursdays weather for much of KS and even into Oklahoma could actually hold some snow potential for some... Read more
The Passing Of Tim Samaras
I have simply not had much time to blog as of late....basically since May. Of course many of my friends and those in the weather community have also been somewhat silenced since the passing of the Twistex team. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to wo... Read more
Extreme Chase Tours Website
Many of our friends and guests have probably noticed that our website www.extremechasetours.com has been down for almost a week now. We have been doing some maintenance on the website but it is back up now. As we slowly get ready for the 20... Read more
Extreme Chase Tours article
Interesting little article about Extreme Chase Tours Link below:http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/lanny-dean-tornado-chasers/And for those of you who might be interested in going on an educational Storm Chasing Tour check out our website www.extremechas... Read more
Storm Chasing Tours, Tornado Tours Adventure
Just fully completed the 2014 storm chasing tours schedule and seats are already filling fast. Hurry and reserve your seat today! https://www.extremechasetours.com/Schedule.htmlAnd for those that have not already seen our 2013 storm chasing tours and torn... Read more
Extreme Chase Tours Lanny Dean & Chad Berryhill Monster Oklahoma supercell
Early season tornado warned supercell near Chickasha, Oklahoma that Chad Berryhill and Lanny Dean documented. Wanna see storms like this? Come join us on a fun, educational storm chasing tour! Seats are booking fast so hurry and reserve your seat today. W... Read more
Storm Chasing Tours Photography Tours 2014 Extreme Chase Tours
We currently have our 2014 storm chasing tours and weather photography tours schedule up. If your interested in going on a severe weather photography tour hurry and reserve your seat today! You can view our schedule by clicking on the link below... Read more
El Reno Tornado, Tim Samaras, Data Collection On The Barometer Bob Show
Had an opportunity to discuss the El Reno Tornado, the data collected from this beast as well as the work Tim Samaras and I were doing together and his passing on The Barometer Bob show last evening. Below is the embedded player. It is a little ... Read more
Extreme Chase Tours 2014 Storm Chasing Tours Schedule
Interested in going on a real storm chasing tour/vacation? Interested in learning aboutt the weather, tornadoes and severe weather? Our 2014 storm chasing tours and tornado tours schedule in up and we have already booked a number of seats, If yo... Read more
2014 Storm Chasing Tours, Tornado Tours & Photography Vacations
As is usual this time of year, we have booked most of our seats for our 2014 storm chasing tours. We currently have a total of 4 seats only available for the entire season! If you are interested in going on a real storm chasing tour adventure or a photogr... Read more
Midland ER300 Weather Radio Test
A while back Midland sent me their latest NOAA weather radio to test. I finally had an opportunity to really test it and go through all of the functions and features and I have to say this little gem is a nice piece of equipment to hav... Read more