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10 reasons why you should spend $2.500+ on a storm chasing tour

There  are a whole lot you can do if you have $2.500+ and, for many, you don’t just have that kind of money lying around waiting to be spent. So, why on earth would you take that hard earned, taxed money and spend it on a storm chasing tour? Let me give you 10 reasons:...
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Review of “What stands in a storm” by Kim Cross

I listened sporadically to an old episode of “Tornado Talk” last month while cleaning my son’s room to help soothe the anticipation for the upcoming storm season (only 2 months left for me now!). In the episode they talked with Kim Cross about her book “What stands in a storm”. I didn’t pay that much attention to it but...
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Interview with Peter Wharton – owner of StormGroup Chasers

Peter Wharton is something as unusual as a non-american running a tour group in the States: StormGroup Chasers. His tours are unusual in many ways as well as he doesn’t run them as a company, they are completely non-profit but more of a gathering of friends chasing storms together. You live in New Zealand. What...
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Average Center of Tornadoes by Year in USA

Yesterday, I calculated the “Tornado Capital of USA” to be Diggins, MO, based on the average latitude and longitude of all tornadoes between 1950 to 2017. This got some attention on Twitter and one comment I got was if I could make the same calculation but grouped by year instead so here you go! The...
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The (geometrical) Tornado Capital of USA is Diggins, MO

I have been a web developer for 10 years but recently started looking into Machine Learning and Data Mining and as such I wanted to dig into some data that would be fun to investigate – so off course I chose the tornado data from SPC to see what I could find. In that 6 Mb+...
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The distances you cover while chasing storms

I often underestimate the distances you have to travel to get in position for a storm or, more commonly, to get to “that other storm on radar”. It is easy to look at a radar map or US map and see that storms will develop two states away and think: “Hey, we should driver over...
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Interview with Bill Reid – tour guide at Tempest Tours

Photo: Tempest Tours (with permission) Next off in the line of interviews with members of storm chasing tour companies is Bill Reid, tour guide of Tempest Tours. Bill is one of the most experienced storm chasers you will find out on the Plains – and is a very popular tour guide. Where do you live when...
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All existing deals, discounts and available seats on storm chasing tours 2019

March is the season where many storm chasing tour companies either are starting to get cancellations and/or are getting eager to sell out the last seats on tours. Thus, there are numerous new openings on tours as well as a lot of great discounts on storm chasing tours. I have made a list of all...
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My history of storm chasing

I have run StormChasingUSA.com for many years now but I have never really introduced myself. So, here we go. My name is Christoffer Björkwall and I am a Swedish storm chaser living in Skanör in the southernmost tip of Sweden. I am 39 year old and I live with my beloved Charlotte and our 1...
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Interview with Erik Burns – founder of Tornadic Expeditions

When you chase storms with a storm chasing tour company the tour guide, and his or her skill and personality, will be a major part of your experience. For this reason I will start a series of interviews with tour guides from different tour companies in order for you to get to know them a...
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