Lauren Wingate

Review of "Prime Intensity - Tour 4 - 10 Days" by Tornadic Expeditions

General review

I really can’t say enough about my experience with Tornadic Expeditions. It far exceeded my expectations on multiple levels. My guides were not only highly knowledgeable, professional, educated and extremely experienced, they were loads of fun to be around! Over the years they have attracted like minded people as well, that have come year after year so it was like being with one big happy family! But the tour was perfectly sized! The perfect amount of people (not too big). Only two vans and only 4 guests per van. This is essential when choosing a tour company. Storm chasing can move super fast depending on the storm you are chasing, so being able to get moving at a split second can mean seeing a tornado or missing it. All it takes is one person to hold up a group, so the smaller the group, the better. Our group size was perfect! The vans were spacious and very comfortable. Each van had its own WiFi and sockets to charge phones, batteries, etc. There were also TV screens facing all the passengers that displayed what the guides were looking at on their radars. This was beyond helpful in understanding what chasers look for in a storm cell that sets one apart from the others. I loved how educational this was and how consistent our guides were with explaining everything we were seeing (on the screens and outside our windows). Tour 4 2019 had epic and record breaking weather, but that is not what made this tour incredible. Erik and Adam were able to pin point exactly where to go and get us to the cells that had the most potential for tornados. Half of the time, they were not even favorable on the radar projections. They used their own experience and knowledge of what these storm cells need to create “The Perfect Storm” that would actually produce tornados. And amazing ones at that! I’m beyond impressed! Some of these storms were tiny little blips on the radar that ended up producing 5 tornados that we were able to see. I was able to see every kind of tornado that exists and over half of them i had front row seats for! The whole experience was very emotional and moved me to tears on more then one occasion. I’ve never been in such awe of mother nature. I felt safe and happy the entire time and feel blessed I was able to make the right choice in choosing Tornadic Expeditions as my guide. No matter how lucky we were with the weather, these guys continued to chase into the night until there was nothing left to chase. Their energy was always so exciting to be around and never once did I feel like they were tired or needed a break. We were on the road for 10 days strait, chasing a dream i’d waited my whole life for! I can’t wait until next year! These guys are the best!

Vehicle review:

Our van was spacious and very comfortable. It was clean, it had WiFi, chargers to charge your phone, batteries or whatever else you needed to charge throughout the day. Screens to see our guides radar while chasing. Comfortable air circulation that guests had control over. Every guest had a window seat which is so important. Easy access to get in and out of the vans quickly and efficiently. Great tires to keep everyone safe and sound when on slick roads, dirt, mud, rain, etc.

Tour guide review:

Erik and Adam are amazing! These guys don’t quit! If there is even the slightest chance for a storm, they are on it! They will find the needle in the haystack and i watched them do it multiple times. They’ve got a great sense of humor, love to laugh and share their love of storms and all they know about them with the tour. They were very professional, made our safety a top priority, and made seeing us happy their number one goal. Chase day or not, their goals stayed the same! There was never a dull moment.

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