Storm chasing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is THE tornado state #1! It is the state that gets the most tornadoes per square mile and is home to some of the most powerful tornadoes that have ever struck the world, with El Reno 2013 being the record holder. It has had some devastating EF-5 tornadoes in Oklahoma City/Moore. Many tour companies have their bases in Oklahoma, many chasers live here and the Storm Prediction Center is based out of Norman, OK. If you chase storms, this is most often where you start.

early may oklahoma tornado frequecy

The best storm season in Oklahoma is typically mid April to early/mid May (in terms of historical tornado frequency) but Oklahoma is not necessarily the best State to see tornadoes. The State has its fair share of hills, trees and metropolitan areas in the Eastern parts that makes it difficult to chase and see storms there.

Storm chasing tours departing from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the most common state to have storm chasing tours departing from and is also among the best states to go chasing in on a specific day as there are many tour companies and tour guides that are based in Oklahoma. In other words, if you want to go chasing on any given day – chances are probably the best you will be able to do so in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma all storm chasing tours are based out of either Oklahoma City or Tulsa.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

TourTour companyStart date
Tour 1A - Solar Eclipse & Storms - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsApr 07 2424
Southern Extreme Adventure (Tour 1)Extreme Tornado ToursApr 10 2424
Enhanced Plains Exploration Tour (Tour 2)Extreme Tornado ToursApr 19 2424
TOUR 1 - AWESOME APRIL TORNADO TOURTempest ToursApr 19 2424
T1 Close Encounters TourSilver Lining ToursApr 20 2424
Tour 1B - Epic April - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsApr 21 2424
T2 Caprock MagicSilver Lining ToursApr 28 2424
TOUR 2 - EARLY MAY TORNADO TOURTempest ToursApr 28 2424
TOUR 2B - EARLY MAY TORNADO PHOTO TOURTempest ToursApr 28 2424
Traditional Intensity Expedition Tour (Tour 3)Extreme Tornado ToursApr 29 2424
Tour 2 - May Madness - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsApr 30 2424
Tour OneStormGroup ChasersMay 03 2424
T1 TWISTER MADNESSStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 05 2424
T3 Great Plains CycloneSilver Lining ToursMay 06 2424
TOUR 3 - TORNADO BLISS TOURTempest ToursMay 07 2424
TOUR 3B - TORNADO BLISS STORM CHASING PHOTO TOURTempest ToursMay 07 2424
Anticipated Velocity Voyage Tour (Tour 4)Extreme Tornado ToursMay 09 2424
Tour 3 - The Extreme - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 09 2424
T2 TWISTER IIStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 12 2424
Tour OneF5! Tornado SafarisMay 12 2424
Tour 1Dark Sky AdventuresMay 12 2424
T4 Prime TimeSilver Lining ToursMay 14 2424
Tour TwoStormGroup ChasersMay 14 2424
Tour 4B - Finger of God - 10 Days EXTREME TOURTornadic ExpeditionsMay 18 2424
Tour 4A - Prime Intensity - 10 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 18 2424
T3 FLYING COWS IN THE SKYStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 19 2424
Tour TwoF5! Tornado SafarisMay 19 2424
TOUR 4 - TORNADO MAX DISCOVERY TOURTempest ToursMay 19 2424
TOUR 4B - TORNADO MAX DISCOVERY STORM CHASING PHOTO TOURTempest ToursMay 19 2424
Tour 2Dark Sky AdventuresMay 19 2424
High Risk Excursion Tour (Tour 5)Extreme Tornado ToursMay 20 2424
Tornado Adventure VTornado AdventuresMay 23 2424
Tour ThreeStormGroup ChasersMay 25 2424
Tornado Adventure VITornado AdventuresMay 27 2424
Tour 5 - Extreme Instability - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 30 2424
Great Plains Safari Tour (Tour 6)Extreme Tornado ToursJun 02 2424
Tornado Adventure VIITornado AdventuresJun 03 2424
Tour FourStormGroup ChasersJun 05 2424
Tornado Adventure VIIITornado AdventuresJun 10 2424
Tour FiveStormGroup ChasersJun 16 2424

Tulsa, Oklahoma

TourTour companyStart date
Early Bird Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursApr 15 2424
Early Bird Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursApr 21 2424
Mayhem Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursMay 02 2424
Mayhem Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursMay 08 2424
Mayhem Tour 3Extreme Chase ToursMay 17 2424
Mayhem Tour 4Extreme Chase ToursMay 24 2424
Great Plains Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursJun 04 2424
Great Plains Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursJun 18 2424
Great Plains Tour 3Extreme Chase ToursJun 25 2424
Northern Plains Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursJul 06 2424

Private tours and on-call tours to chase in, and around, Oklahoma

Storm chasing is, by its nature, not geographically set: you go where the storms are. Even if you start a chase in Oklahoma you can end up in neighboring states while chasing. If you specifically want to chase a setup in Oklahoma or if you would like to chase the storms that exist in Oklahoma on a specific day your best option is to try a Private Tour.

You will have to ask around among the tours in the list linked above to see who can help you out with a storm chasing tour in Oklahoma. A good idea is to ask any of the tour companies listed above as this typically means they can easily do a tour from that city.