Kansas is not only known for the tornado that brought Dorothy to Oz but also probably the favorite State to chase tornadoes in among storm chasers. Kansas offers the perfect blend of everything! Kansas gets a high frequency of tornadoes (comparable to Oklahoma), the road network is usually superb making it easy to get close and almost the entire state is super flat so you can see a tornado from miles away!
If you chase through Kansas, chances are you will pass by the city of Greensburg that was demolished in an EF-5 in 2007 but has now been completely rebuilt. In recent years many chasers remember May 24th-25th 2016 when there were probably the two best consecutive chase days with the Dodge City tornado outbreak followed by the Chapman EF-4 the next day.
If you would pick one state to chase in for the rest of your life, chances are you would choose Kansas!
This is a list of all the tours that departs from Kansas this storm chasing season. Usually, Kansas is not a common place to start storm chasing tours as spring tours usually departs from Oklahoma or Texas. Later on in the season it is more common to have storm chasing tours departing from Denver, Colorado.
|Tour||Tour company||Start date|
|Tour #1||StormChasingTour.com||May 10 2020|
|Tour #2||StormChasingTour.com||May 17 2020|
|Tour #3||StormChasingTour.com||May 24 2020|
|Tour #4||StormChasingTour.com||Jun 07 2020|
|Tour #5||StormChasingTour.com||Jun 14 2020|
|Tour #6||StormChasingTour.com||Jun 21 2020|
Storm chasing is, by its nature, not geographically set: you go where the storms are. If you specifically want to chase a setup in Kansas or if you would like to chase the storms that exist in Kansas on a specific day your best option is to try a Private Tour. Some have specific home bases (in other States) but there is often a flexibility. You will have to ask around among the tours in the list linked above.