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What camera equipment I bring on a storm chase

By StormChasingUSA.com | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Storm chasing often comes with some sort of photography interest in one way or another. Many want to document, print, or share there sightings as still photography or video. This is equally true for me. Storm chasing really kicked my photography interest off with a bang! My first two chases I had my Canon 450 […]

Review of the novel “The stormchasers” by Jenna Blum

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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I just finished reading “The stormchasers” by Jenna Blum, a book I purchased together with “What stands in a storm” by Kim Cross earlier this spring. Where “What stands in a storm” was a documentary about the April 27th 2011 tornadoes in Alabama “The stormchasers” is pure fiction. It is a story about Karen, a […]

Pre-chasecation anxiety

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 29, 2019 | 4 Comments
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In one week I am flying out of Copenhagen to Tulsa to start my much longed for chasecation. As mentioned, I will be chasing with David Williams and his Tornado Alley Chasing together with my fellow Swede Pär/Alex and a czech woman named Iva. As of mid May the Plains have been very active and […]

Potential for a very dangerous day in OK/TX today

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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This weekend in general and today (May 20th) in particular has been the major conversation on social media for quite some time now and the potential seems to be as anticipated: Extreme! SPC just issued a High Risk for today along with a 30% hatched tornado risk for the day, which is on par with the most […]

My 10 most memorable storm chasing moments ever

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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This season will not be my 10th but it has been 10 years since I started chasing. In fact, when I leave on June 5th it will be the 10 year anniversary of my first tornado. As a tribute to this I decided to share my 10 most memorable storm chasing moments ever. 10. Driving […]

Interview with Nick Drieschman – owner of Extreme Tornado Tours

By StormChasingUSA.com | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Nick Drieschman is the owner of Extreme Tornado Tours – one of the largest and most well-known tornado chasing tour companies in the business. He is not only a great storm chaser and photographer but also next up in line for my series of interviews with storm chasing tour company owners and tour guides. Where […]

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

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 8, 2019 | 2 Comments
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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: […]

Review of “What stands in a storm” by Kim Cross

By StormChasingUSA.com | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

Interview with Peter Wharton – owner of StormGroup Chasers

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

Average Center of Tornadoes by Year in USA

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

The (geometrical) Tornado Capital of USA is Diggins, MO

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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+ […]

The distances you cover while chasing storms

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

Interview with Bill Reid – tour guide at Tempest Tours

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

All existing deals, discounts and available seats on storm chasing tours 2019

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

My history of storm chasing

By StormChasingUSA.com | March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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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