Silver Lining Tours

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F5 Tornado Safaris

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Chase blog
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Live streaming
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Established
1997
E-mail
info@silverliningtours.com
Phone
(832) 717-4712
Reviewed by StormChasingUSA.com?
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Tour Guides & Staff
James Breitenbach (tour guide), Rusty Nelson (tour guide), Paul Lyons (tour guide), Bill Rhode (tour guide), Caryn Hill (tour guide), Justin Noonan (tour guide), Marcus Hustedde (tour guide), Brad Nelson (tour guide, meteorologist), Colt Forney (tour guide), Roger Hill (tour guide, director), Rich Hamel (tour guide, director), Ryan Shepard (tour guide, director), Tom Howley (tour guide, director), Bill Kessler (tour guide, director), Greg McLaughlin
Vehicles used
  • Lead Van
  • Van#2
  • Van#3
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Why choose Silver Lining Tours?
We have the most skilled people We use smart technology Our track record: 351 VERIFIABLE tornadoes from 2003-2013
Company name
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Scheduled group tours

Tours in 2018

Tour Name Start Date End Date Price
T1 Close Encounters Tour 2018-04-18 2018-04-27 $3650
T2 Caprock Magic 2018-04-29 2018-05-05 $2700
T3 Great Plains Cyclone 2018-05-07 2018-05-13 $2900
Tornado Bliss Tour 2018-05-12 2018-05-22 $3445
T4 Prime Time 2018-05-15 2018-05-24 $3900
SLT Photo Tour #1 2018-05-18 2018-05-24 $3150
T5 High Plains Magic 2018-05-27 2018-06-01 $2500
SLT Photo Tour #2 2018-05-27 2018-06-01 $2850
T6 High CAPE 2018-06-03 2018-06-08 $2500
T7 Sculpted Supercell 2018-06-10 2018-06-15 $2500
Private Photo Tour 2018-06-17 2018-06-24 $2800
T10 Reunion Tour 2018-06-25 2018-06-30 $2300
T9 Great North Tornado Hunt 2018-07-08 2018-07-17 $3600

Tours in 2017

Tour Name Start Date End Date Price
T1 Close Encounters Tour 2017-04-19 2017-04-28 $3650
T2 Caprock Magic 2017-04-30 2017-05-06 $2700
T3 Great Plains Cyclone 2017-05-08 2017-05-14 $2900
T4 Prime Time 2017-05-16 2017-05-25 $3900
SLT Photo Tour #1 2017-05-19 2017-05-25 $3150
T5 High Plains Magic 2017-05-28 2017-06-02 $2500
SLT Photo Tour #2 2017-05-28 2017-06-02 $2850
T6 High CAPE 2017-06-04 2017-06-09 $2500
T7 Sculpted Supercell 2017-06-11 2017-06-16 $2500
T8 Rolling Prairies Lecture 2017-06-18 2017-06-24 $2700
T10 Reunion Tour 2017-06-26 2017-07-01 $2300
T9 Great North Tornado Hunt 2017-07-09 2017-07-18 $3600

Private and personalized tours

Tour Name Price (USD)
On call storm chasing $300

Please note that...

  • All information given about the tour operator and their tours are second hand information and could be outdated and erronous. The latest, and most correct, information can always found and validated on the Silver Lining Tours website
  • The start date does not necessarily mean it is a chase day, although this is typically the case. The end date could be a chase day but typically, it is not.
  • Do not schedule your flight according to the dates given here. Always double check this with the tour operator before you book your flight!
  • Prices could be subjected to discounts.
  • The tours could be full and you may not be able to book it.

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Name: Jacquie Kukuk
Tour: Tour is not registered
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Storm chasing with Silver Lining Tours is an absolute must for any weather junkie. All tours I went on were led by Roger Hill, and I believe he has a true gift in predicting where tornados are going to form. Not only have I seen 37 tornados over the years with SLT, I have also seen some of the most gorgeous storms, huge hail, horrendous haboobs and fantastic lighting shows. In addition, I have gained a wealth of knowledge about storm formation, made some great new friends from all around the world and have seen parts of the United States I never would have seen otherwise. The trips are as comfortable as can be expected, with window seats for everyone in nice vans with state of the art weather monitoring equipment, clean and comfortable rooms every night and all the truck stop food you can eat. Will I be going again? You bet!
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Name: Al Schwartz
Tour: T5: High plains magic
Year: 2014

General review

We've gone on 8 tours now with SLT, which is testimony itself to how good they are. Roger Hill is a storm chasing veteran who has seen and documented nearly 700 tornadoes! (Twice as many as some others who claim to have seen the most). We've seen T's on 7 of our 8 tours going back to 2008. Roger has that knack for being on the right storm. The rest of the crew and the drivers are excellent. The vans hold 6 customers each, so everyone has a window view. And we stay at decent hotels such as Holiday Inn Express, Hampton, and Wyndham whenever available.
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Name: John Citron
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2008

General review

In addition I have also chased privately with Roger Hill as well. The experience is something that I can say is worth it for everyone to experience. The tours are well organized and very professional. The drivers are as always very professional, and I have never heard any one of them question Roger's reason for going to a certain place. The tours themselves are amazing. As a non-weather professional, I had the opportunity to learn about supercell storms, how they develop, and about tornado genesis. Each day we are shown what goes into the forcast and as time goes on we're given the opportunity to give our own forcasts based on the data, and to determine where we're going. Even when we're not having a "weather 101" class, we are shown the reasoning behind where we are going. We are never kept in the dark on any chasing decision. Roger as the host is absolutely wonderful. He's professional in every way, and keeps the passengers at a safe distance, yet close enough to feel the wind, hear the roar, and get into the hail. In addition to the Silverlining offerings, I've had the opportunity to chase with Roger privately, and his private chases are equal to what he gives with Silverlining Tours.
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Name: Melanie Kern
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2006
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Convergence. Helicity. CAPE. Shear. Dewpoint. Soundings. These terms are an integral part of storm chasing, yet they were foreign words to a fledgling storm chaser. But by the end of Silver Lining Tours' Northland Lecture Tour '06, my first year chasing with SLT, these terms became a familiar part of my vocabulary. Thanks to Roger Hill and Silver Lining Tours, I walked away from the Northland Tour '06 with a vast amount of usable knowledge. Every morning before departing for an exciting day of chasing, we would have a lecture session which was choc full of information. The lecture was taught by Roger Hill in such a way that it was absorbed into my mind like water to a sponge. He teaches with such passion and excitement, and it translates into lessons that any layperson can grasp with ease. But the learning didn't end with the lecture. During the course of the day, we were constantly getting weather updates and, subsequently, more knowledge on the development of supercells. Silver Lining Tours, with Roger Hill in the pilot's seat, put forth great efforts in trying to find strong storms in a season that was full of anything but. Roger lead each chase with the same vigor, persistence and safety as if it were the last chase of the season. Since 2006, I've been chasing with SLT every year since. Last year on Tour 4, we saw a stunning tornado, the same tornado that the Vortex team showed on The Weather Channel. The tours NEVER disappoint. And safety is always the first priority. That means a lot. If you have questions about my SLT experience, feel free to contact me via my website.
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Name: Shaun Scott
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year:

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I never thought we would spend so much time driving AWAY from storms. It seemed that these guys did not want to get their vans wet and sticking around to see even tiny hail was a no-no. Their fixation on getting to a restaurant for a steak dinner early each night became boring, a fact that i had to comment to the tour leader about. Thank goodness the weather played ball and we only had one dud day, or this tour would have been a complete waste of money. Whilst writing this I have no comparison to make to other tour operators, I don't think it would be hard to find a better alternative. Little interaction with the guides and ALMOST EVERY TIME something good started to happen it was 'time to move'. I saw most of the action on my tour out of the back window of our vehicle, which was old and cramped. Sorry to say it but i would not book with these guys again.
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Name: Alex G
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2009

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Simply the best. Roger Hill is the best there is at bringing you to the storms and making sure you know exactly what is going on. I first went on tour at age 16 knowing absolutely nothing, and have been on tour every year since. The amount of knowledge I have gained from picking Roger's brain has been incredible. I am now a meteorology student and can honestly say that some of the best information I have gained has been on tour. CHOOSE SLT!
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Name: David & Sam Reid
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2009

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Our second year with SLT after spending our honeymoon with them in 2008 and can not fault them. The guides & Roger Hill could not be more keen to share there knowledge with you and the excitement & passion you get from Roger when talking about anything storm related is amazing. Can not wait to return in 2011.
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Name: Danny G
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year:

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Heading out for our 5th tour with SLT in about three weeks and I have no doubt that it's going to be an 11 (yes folks, SLT DOES go to 11) just like the previous 4 adventures were. Frankly speaking, everything you've read about SLT on their website and above is completely true. It's become the MUST DO thing for me every year. Chasing with Roger is really a life changing experience. If you want to get a sense of what it's like, go search out his book on Amazon and read it. You'll get a dead on sense of what its like to be with him on tour. Amazing stuff. And while the tours are incredible, SLT is sort of a social network in that everyone in the "SLT family" stays in touch throughout the year in their exclusive online forums. It's a very supportive community geared towards prepping for the tours and then following their progress during the chase season. Folks, there are .240 hitters and then there are Hall of Famers. Go with the Hall of Famers at SLT.
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Name: Trish Monahan
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year:

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The owners and the guides are totally dedicated to making the chase experience safe, educational and such a blast. They treat guests with complete respect, truly love discussing weather and feel every question is worth answering. The level of knowledge combined with great instincts make SLT the company for me to be with on the plains every summer. I'm booked for my 10th trip out with them and am counting days until my trip begins. They have my ever lasting admiration and loyalty due to the treatment I've received, the lessons I've learned and for the amazing friends I've made over the years.
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Name: Marie Smith
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2003

General review

As I write this, I am regrouping from the thrill I experienced of Tour 6, 2010. I began storm chasing in 2003, when there was, as David Gold said, a "death ridge" in 2003. Although the weather did not cooperate for us that year, I so loved the experience with Silver Lining that I returned...again and again and again. Being with Silver Lining feels like being with family. I have learned so much from both David and Roger. Their forecasting and chasing talents have resulted in me getting close to some of the most unbelievable storms, and to many tornadoes. Tour 6 this year was beyond my imagination and will be a tough act to follow. I will continue to go with Silver Lining whenever I am on the Plains, and I recommend them to anyone. I see no reason to even try another company. They are the BEST, in any weather pattern!!!
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Name: Mark Scenna
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2009

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I chased with Roger Hill in 2009 and 2011. Roger and his crew are professional and passionate about chasing. Roger always answered all of my questions patiently and honestly. Ill never chase with anyone else. I look forward to chasing with him again in the near future!!!!
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