The tour was a great experience. The amount of combined storm chasing experience between the tour guides allowed me to learn a ton about chasing and storm structure/development. Service before/during/after the tour were top notch. When I emailed Erik questions regarding the tours before I scheduled, he answered promptly. The vans used were comfortable, and I appreciated the fact that they were small vans, not the big 15 person vans I saw elsewhere, it allowed for a more personal tour feeling. The team was also great at organizing food and hotel provisions. The weathers conditions were not ideal for widespread development of severe storms during the tour. With that said, the team did a great job of forecasting and finding the diamonds in the rough and were able to place us near multiple severe warned (and one tornado warned) storms. I plan on attending another tour in the next year or 2.
The vans were comfortable. I enjoyed the fact that they use smaller vans and not the big 15 person vans I saw out there. It allows for a much more personal type of tour. They provided equipment that allowed us to keep all of our phones/computers/cameras charged. I also enjoyed that they had a screen mounted in the passenger area that showed us the weather maps they were using upfront to forecast, that allowed us to feel like we were part of the chase.
Tour guide review:
The guides are where this tour really shines. The knowledge they share is very helpful in understanding what you are witnessing when chasing a storm. Even more impressive was their passion regarding the storms, you could truly tell that they absolutely love it and enjoy sharing the experience with their tour clients. These guys will do everything possible to get you to a good storm if it exists.