"Weather Adventures offers fully insured, professional storm chasing tours led by a team of experienced guides. With a proven track record, our tours provide a unique mix of education, exploration, entertainment and excitement set against the backdrop of America's Great Plains. You'll learn the basics of forecasting severe storms and about what we use to chase storms safely and responsibly. Ultimately, you'll gain a greater understanding of how storms work as we follow the weather systems traveling across the country during the spring storm season. One aspect of our tours that we pride ourselves in is our ability to create the experience you choose. You can ask us endless questions about storm dynamics and chase techniques, soaking up our extensive knowledge base. You can sit back and relax, soaking up the scenery and enjoying the camaraderie you'll form with the guides and fellow guests. Are you photo-oriented? So are we! We'll share the techniques we use to capture storms in our amazing photographs and video. There is no required interaction, so you can get exactly what you want from our chase tours. We here at Weather Adventures feel that being a guide is more than just being a successful storm chaser - it's about understanding how to let our guests get the most from their tour experience in a safe and unforgettable manner. We keep a 3:1 guest to guide (or better) ratio, so your questions will be answered and your needs addressed. Our tour vehicle is a Chevrolet Express 3500 passenger van. We limit our capacity to 2 guests per row, (and 6 guests per van) meaning you'll have comfortable space and a window seat during our tour. Our van is serviced between each tour and undergoes a safety check before each tour. All seat belts are functional. Our van features complimentary Wi-Fi and outlets to charge your electronic devices. While some tour companies cut their roofs off to "view hail", our experience tells us that our guests prefer something else - staying cool. Our van comes with full Air-Conditioning, with multiple overhead vents in each row. For more detailed information about what to expect, visit our Tour Experience page on our website at http://weatheradventures.net/tour-experience/"
"Weather Adventures offers fully insured, professional storm chasing tours led by a team of experienced guides. With a proven track record, our tours provide a unique mix of education, exploration, entertainment and excitement set against the backdrop of America's Great Plains. You'll learn the basics of forecasting severe storms and about what we use to chase storms safely and responsibly. Ultimately, you'll gain a greater understanding of how storms work as we follow the weather systems traveling across the country during the spring storm season.
One aspect of our tours that we pride ourselves in is our ability to create the experience you choose. You can ask us endless questions about storm dynamics and chase techniques, soaking up our extensive knowledge base. You can sit back and relax, soaking up the scenery and enjoying the camaraderie you'll form with the guides and fellow guests. Are you photo-oriented? So are we! We'll share the techniques we use to capture storms in our amazing photographs and video. There is no required interaction, so you can get exactly what you want from our chase tours.
We here at Weather Adventures feel that being a guide is more than just being a successful storm chaser - it's about understanding how to let our guests get the most from their tour experience in a safe and unforgettable manner. We keep a 3:1 guest to guide (or better) ratio, so your questions will be answered and your needs addressed.
Our tour vehicle is a Chevrolet Express 3500 passenger van. We limit our capacity to 2 guests per row, (and 6 guests per van) meaning you'll have comfortable space and a window seat during our tour. Our van is serviced between each tour and undergoes a safety check before each tour. All seat belts are functional. Our van features complimentary Wi-Fi and outlets to charge your electronic devices. While some tour companies cut their roofs off to "view hail", our experience tells us that our guests prefer something else - staying cool. Our van comes with full Air-Conditioning, with multiple overhead vents in each row.
For more detailed information about what to expect, visit our Tour Experience page on our website at http://weatheradventures.net/tour-experience/"-Weather Adventures
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|Tour guides||Blake Knapp, Drew Myer, Matt Grans,|
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Weather Adventures, LLC (West Chester, PA)
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Name: Laura Smith
Tour: Tour 2
Rating: 5 of 5
I was very happy with my tour experience. Saw 2 EF2 tornadoes in Missouri and got to feel the inflow from a rain wrapped EF3 tornado in Nebraska. The rooms we stayed at were very nice. The places we ate at were great. Also for 5 days there were no storms so they took me sightseeing from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Saw some amazing places and had the adventure of a life time.
Blake Knapp and Dave Holder were the best tour guides. Very friendly, funny, informative and would answer any question I asked of them. They made the best out of the weather that was there. First tour and I see two tornado, you can't bet that. I highly recommend them.
Four hours on a plane killed my back but the van was very nice and compatible. Had wifi, they provided free water or you could put what kind of drinks you wanted in the cooler. They went way out of their way to give me the best tour experience. For other people I can only say choose weatheradventures and have the time of your life. Take a sweater, it's gets a little chilly when the wind is blowing.
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Name: The Media Ninja
Tour: Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
Weather adventures provided me with an exceptionally professional service. Hitting every major storm during the 2 weeks. The tour guides are veteran chasers forecasters and photographers.
All of our tour ended up extended our stays. Some for a few days and some for another entire tour. The team worked around us to make sure we all had a great time and having been on other tour operators i can say these guys were the best. The small groups of 6 (although the owners used to handle 14+ people) is a great size for chasers as it's very easy to get going when required without spending time loading up.
I can not commend these guys enough. Give them a go! You won't be disappointed.
The tour guides were always willing to go above and beyond for the tour guests. They got us to the positions we needed to get our photos and videos. Driving us from the mexico border to Canada in 3 days. That is commitment!
They would also make sure all guests were comfortable and happy. They would share their knowledge and if they could help us with our footage they would step in as assistants. They would make sure we were safe but close to the storms.
Take us to get supplies if a guest was missing something even after we had finished for the days.
Brand new air-conned vehicle. Plenty of power points for everyone. WIFI is available when we were in service which was most of the time.
Name: Mark Johnston
Tour: Tour 5
Rating: 5 of 5
I have just finished tour 5 and it was an awesome 10 days!! I chose weather adventures because a friend told me how good they were and he was not wrong. I have chased with a few groups over the years but due to home circumstances this was my last trip to tornado alley and I am glad it was with the weather adventures team!
The weather pattern over the 10 days wasn't that conducive for big storm outbreaks and the guides had to work really hard to find storms but we chased every possible setup from the deep south of new mexico and Texas to the north of Wyoming and south Dakota. We saw storms everyday including numerous epic supercells finishing with the dream storm in Colorado that dropped 7 beautiful tornadoes which we watched from the perfect vantage point.
The driving and forecasting is shared between Ryan and Blake. They have a good chemistry between them which works well, Ryan absolutely loves pouring over weather data and blake uses his spot on intuition as to how storms behave. We were also joined by Colt and Lauren Forney for some of our chases and their storm chasing reputation precedes them.
The service before and during the tour was faultless and blake works himself into the ground to make sure everyone is happy and the hotels were really nice.
There wasn't as much educational stuff as you get with other tours probably due to the fact we were traveling so much but blake and Ryan love nothing more than answering questions and Lauren gave us `on the road" instruction on how to use models and interpret data which was cool.
Blake and Ryan are super friendly,funny guys and the overall experience is one of chasing with friends instead of a more formal tour which is maybe a little different to other groups.
Blake is super safety conscious and I have 100% confidence he would never put any one in a risky situation. So if your looking to punch massive hail cores, get really close to tornadoes or go down sticky dirt roads go somewhere else but if you want to get into position to take amazing pictures of storms and tornadoes, expertly navigate tornadic storms and have a massive laugh along the way then go with weather adventures
The van is nice and drives really smoothly which is important when you clock up in excessive of 4000 chase miles in a tour. It also has wifi that you can actually sign into when on the road meaning you can upload all of your storm footage onto facebook straight away!!!
Name: Martin hollingsworth
Tour: Tour 4
Rating: 5 of 5
Excellent!..... What a great 2 weeks worth every penny!...
I have to say that i have been with another tour company 2 years ago but i will never travel with anyone else from now on.
Had an excellent time blake makes the hours on the road fun and full of information, rest stops when you need them nothing is too much trouble. While we are there for the storms if there is time then he will find local attractions to visit so you are never long without any thing to do
All hotels were great,clean, aircon most with pools and all major brands.
We always got to eat well at night finding the best places in town nothing too expensive but always had great food with a bar for some fun, relaxation, and some "storm talk"
Wifi in the van also means you can keep upto date wall all your social media if you will as well as helping pass the time away if you wish.
I at no time felt in the way i and everyone else was part of the group
Blake, Ryan, Colt, and Lauren all know there stuff if there are storms out there you stand the best chances of getting there with these guys,they are all friendly and welcoming and are willing to explain things if you want
Excellent... Nearly new with full aircon wifi, comfortable and woth plenty of space.... What else could you ask for...
Name: Bernadette King
Tour: Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
Without a shadow of a doubt the best Stormchasing Tour Group out there. I stayed for two back-to-back tours this year and ended up extending my stay the last time I chased with them. I have chased with other people but Weather Adventures tops them all. I would now never chase with anyone else.
Weather Adventures were always on the most severe storms and knew how to forecast which storms stood the best chance of turning tornadic. Whilst the chances of seeing a tornado is obviously very much dependent on the weather, because of Weather Adventures I saw 14 tornadoes during this chase season. They really did get us on the best storms. Even on days when there were severe-warned storms but no tornadoes, Weather Adventures enabled guests to witness, experience and learn about incredible storm structure and other weather phenomena.
Guests were provided with many photo opportunities which is awesome. If we saw good structure or a rainbow we wanted a photo of, the Tour Guides found a safe place to pull over so we could snap the photo!
Inbetween storms, the Tour Guides made sure that we had fun and got to sight-see as well, which is just as important. There was honestly never a dull moment. All entry fees to National Parks etc. are paid for. Aside from weather, I have also learnt about and seen a lot of American Culture which I absolutely love.
The places Weather Adventures took us for meals were awesome as well. Always very decent food and the tour guides know where all the good local, "quirky" places are to eat.
Despite the size of the American Plains, Blake knows it like the back of his hand!
All the hotels we stayed in were very decent, comfortable and accommodating.
Wifi access in the van constantly available and water is always readily available.
There are not enough positive words available in the English Dictionary to express how amazing these Guides are.
They'll always put you first, work SO hard to get you to those storms and are a heap load of fun. They're also very knowledgeable and are more than willing to share this knowledge with you (There's a reason I've never just stayed for one single tour with Weather Adventures!).
The Guides were all very approachable and have taught me invaluable information about severe weather. I can't stress enough how much I have learnt because of them. They're always willing to answer your questions
Tour Guides made sure everyone was looked after and accommodated taking me to Walmart for essential supplies throughout my trip with them.
Van is new. Very spacious for your suitcases, tripods, bags etc. All guests have a window seat and Tour Guides ensure the windows are cleaned spotless at every Gas Station stop!
As stated before, wifi & water always available. Power points also available
Tour: Tour 3
Rating: 5 of 5
What an excellent 2 weeks..
We go to chase some great storms including the Dodge city tornado and the Dickinson Chapman tornados getting us close enough to get great pictures but keeping us safe one of them life events you will never forget.
But its not just the storms why i like chasing with the WA team you are made to feel part of the team and everything is based on your enjoyment. on down days you are treated to parts of the country not normally visited and entry to the national parks. These days can be enjoyed as much as the chase days and is all part of the WA experience. At no time are you guaranteed tornadoes but you are guaranteed a good time
The daily routine is pretty much the same, meeting in the lobby mid morning. followed by a short drive for fuel and to stock up on junk food and a stop at a bar/restaurant for drinks and a meal. At the end of the day another stop somewhere for a meal and then onto the hotel that can sometimes be a good drive away to help get ready for the next day.
All hotels are clean and tidy nearly all have pools and a gym.
If at any time you need anything just ask and the team will be very accommodating and will do everything they can to help.
I have to say that i am looking forward to returning to chase with the Weather adventures group again in the near future...
You will leave with a new bunch of friends
Blake and Drew are great guys who will do anything to help
Drew doing most of the driving. And Blake doing the planning and navigation
Modern very well maintained chevy van with great air con. Looking at what other tour groups use i would say it one of the best out there
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Name: Martin Hollingsworth
Tour: Tour 4
Rating: 5 of 5
Try the rest now try the best......
I have been on other tours with the big company's before but this is by far the best you don't feel like a number you are made to feel like part of the group and part of the tour I guarantee you will not be disappointed.....!!!!
Like I say i have been on tours before and have always enjoyed myself but this one was buy far the best!!!
As with any storm tours you will spend many hours on the road and this is really no problem. Blake and Ryan are always keeping you updated of progress and developments and are always happy to make stops when needed. throughout the tour you are made to feel happy asking questions is always welcome and things are explained in a way you understand. But if you want to just sit back and relax and have no interest in the tech side than that's fine too.
You always stay in really nice hotels normally with a pool and are always very clean and tidy. When chasing is over for the day you get to get a good meal normally with a bar and again always decent places..... one thing the WA team can be sure of I WILL BE BACK!!!!!
Blake, Ryan, Colt, and Lauran really know there stuff I am guessing that half of the storms we were on we were there in front of 90% of every one else there forecasting is really unbelievable. When you get on the storms the team make you feel 100% safe showing and telling you why they are doing.
After the tour you will leave calling these guys your friends
you will be on the storms in the newest vehicles out there even the biggest company's have older vans than these guys and buy some margin.
with Wi-Fi, drinks and a cooler for your own food/drinks, the newer vans mean you get a decent seat with full seat belts and you will have enough space too
WA pride them selves on there excellent vehicle servicing and insurances
Tour: Tour 2
Rating: 5 of 5
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Being my first time with severe weather chasing, I wasn't sure what to expect. Communication before the tour was informative and fast. The operators were professional and knowledgeable. The accommodations were excellent! The chasing was exciting, and when there wasn't a storm to chase, there was always something to see. The chase van was roomy and comfortable, and there were ample power ports for all my charging needs.
The tour was great and I will definitely be visiting again!
Blake is a friendly, professional, and knowledgeable tour guide. If I had a question, he had an answer. He explained all the features of the storms we chased before, during, and after.
He wasn't only knowledgeable about weather and chasing, but also with photography. As this was my first time photographing severe weather, he was a great teacher.
The chase van had ample room for everyone, and was very comfortable. There were lighter plug adapter ports for each row of seats, which helped me keep everything in good charge. The driver was an experienced chase driver, and I felt safe and secure during chases.