Tour Four by StormGroup Chasers in 2017

  • Starts: 2017-05-22 (This tour has already been executed)
  • Ends: 2017-05-28
  • Price: $1925
  • Chase days: 7
  • Price per day: $275 / day
  • Departure city: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Description: This tour, as all tours with StormGroup Chasers, is a non-profit tour with Peter Wharton. The base price for the tour is $1,475 but this does not include hotel costs. The price of $1,925 is an estimate of the total price and the total sum can be more (or less) depending on which hotels are used in the end.

Discounts and deals available on this tour

There is a discount of $190 for a couple for a shared room on the base price, plus you share your hotel costs of approx. $450 when on the road for 6 nights - net cost for a couple is $3,210

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Name: Trudy Rudolph
Tour: Tour Four
Year: 2013
Rating: 5 of 5

General review

My husband and I started chasing in 2010, and have been with StormGroup Chasers since its inception. With Peter's keen understanding of storm formation and interpretation of weather data, we have been fortunate to chase some of the most notable storms in recent years, including Joplin and El Reno. The camaraderie with the people we have met over the years is what makes each chase week unique, and we are fortunate to have made friends from all over the world.

Tour guide

Peter is always keen to involve the group in discussions about why a certain target is chosen. He takes the time to explain the dynamics that will influence storm formation and enjoys sharing his expertise. Of course, safety is the first priority and while we always strive to be in the best position to witness tornadic activity, making sure we do not wind up in harm's way remains paramount.

Vehicle

Two drivers and four guests chase in a large SUV - everyone has a window seat, and the vehicle is always comfortable. Additionally, Peter has outfitted the vehicle with a small bar fridge, so we are able to keep snacks and lunches with us for daily picnics - a nice alternative from fast food. There are also plenty of outlets available to recharge phones and other devices.

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Name: Victoria
Tour: Tour Four
Year: 2013
Rating: 5 of 5

General review

I've been storm chasing with Storm Group Chasers for the past 4 years. 2014 will be my 5th year. I enjoy the chase, but also the level of service provided by the tour group. This group, since it is so small, can be accommodating; however, within the limits of safety. This group will risk not seeing an event in order to keep us safe. Something I think is extremely important!

The small group makes it not only an experience with weather - but great camaraderie.

I would highly recommend anyone interested in weather and chasing to become part of this group!

Tour guide

Chasing with Peter Wharton is a pleasure. He is extremely knowledgeable about weather and is willing to teach those who want to learn. Although finding a tornado is a bonus, he has the knack for finding weather events.

Vehicle

Since this is a small group, the van is comfortable. Great music provided by Peter. What is also nice is the attempt to eat healthy during the tour. Although fast food may be necessary depending on the weather; picnics in the park are an added attraction.

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Name: Richard and Kathleen
Tour: Tour Four
Year: 2013
Rating: 5 of 5

General review

A truly unique and awesome experience where you can meet people that share the same passion about severe weather. Lots of opportunity for amazing photography. I really appreciate the small group approach, no crazy lineups at restaurants or pit stops. Peter has all the tools and an uncanny ability to consistently predict and pinpoint the best storms. His track record for finding the tornado warned cells is the best. Peter runs these tours on a not-for-profit basis. Since his tours are driven by his passion for severe weather you're guaranteed to get the best experience possible. And at a cost well below the competition. We are returning in 2014.

Tour guide

His small group approach gives everyone a window seat and an opportunity to communicate, be involved, learn and ask questions. In multi vehicle groups your driver may not know that much about severe weather. With the one vehicle everyone knows what's going on as it happens. If there was bad weather anywhere, Peter will find it. If by chance there is no bad weather at all, then Peter would take us to see some natural or historical landmarks while positioning us for the next day.

Vehicle

Tour vehicle was Chevy Suburban, 2 drivers and 4 guests. Comfortable and lots of room for those long days on the road. Everyone gets a window seat.

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Name: Jody Miller
Tour: Tour Four
Year: 2014
Rating: 5 of 5

General review

My experience with Storm Group Chasers was nothing short of awesome. The thoughtfulness and expertise shown by Peter and his crew during our week together was so very impressive. We saw amazing weather (of course!) and had such a relaxed and entertaining time together as a group. I cannot wait to get out there and do it all over again!

Tour guide

Peter showed incredible expertise and chose his paths very wisely during our week together. He makes sure that we are all safe first and foremost, but is never afraid to head after the weather when it beckons to get the best views and the best light for photography.

Vehicle

We were in a Chevy Suburban. While I like it more than the usual van configuration, the very back seat is not comfortable and has no windows that open. We were fair about trading off days in the "kids' seat" in the back, but a bigger vehicle would have been better for six adults and their gear.

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