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
Epic April - Tour 1 - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsApr 21 2121
T1 Close Encounters TourSilver Lining ToursApr 22 2121
TOUR 1 - LATE APRIL SMALL GROUP TOURTempest ToursApr 23 2121
May Madness - Tour 2 - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsApr 30 2121
T2 Caprock MagicSilver Lining ToursMay 02 2121
T1 TWISTER MADNESSStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 02 2121
TOUR 2 - EARLY MAY TORNADO TOURTempest ToursMay 02 2121
T2 TWISTERS & FLYING COWSStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 09 2121
The Extreme - Tour 3 - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 09 2121
T3 Great Plains CycloneSilver Lining ToursMay 10 2121
TOUR 3 - TORNADO BLISS TOURTempest ToursMay 11 2121
May MinitourSilver Lining ToursMay 16 2121
Tour #1F5! Tornado SafarisMay 16 2121
T4 Prime TimeSilver Lining ToursMay 18 2121
T3 TORNADO MAY DISCOVERYStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 18 2121
Prime Intensity - Tour 4 - 10 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 18 2121
SLT Photo Tour #1Silver Lining ToursMay 21 2121
Tour #2F5! Tornado SafarisMay 23 2121
T4 HIGH PLAINS MAGICStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 30 2121

Tulsa, Oklahoma

TourTour companyStart date
Early Bird Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursApr 15 2121
Early Bird Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursApr 22 2121
Mayhem Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursMay 02 2121
Mayhem Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursMay 11 2121
Mayhem Tour 3Extreme Chase ToursMay 17 2121
Mayhem Tour 4Extreme Chase ToursMay 24 2121
Great Plains Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursJun 05 2121
Great Plains Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursJun 15 2121
Northern Plains Photography Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursJul 06 2121
Northern Plains Photography Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursJul 17 2121

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.