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.
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.
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.
|Tour||Tour company||Start date|
|Epic April - Tour 1 - 7 Days||Tornadic Expeditions||Apr 21 2121|
|T1 Close Encounters Tour||Silver Lining Tours||Apr 22 2121|
|TOUR 1 - LATE APRIL SMALL GROUP TOUR||Tempest Tours||Apr 23 2121|
|May Madness - Tour 2 - 7 Days||Tornadic Expeditions||Apr 30 2121|
|T2 Caprock Magic||Silver Lining Tours||May 02 2121|
|T1 TWISTER MADNESS||Storm Chasing Adventure Tours||May 02 2121|
|TOUR 2 - EARLY MAY TORNADO TOUR||Tempest Tours||May 02 2121|
|T2 TWISTERS & FLYING COWS||Storm Chasing Adventure Tours||May 09 2121|
|The Extreme - Tour 3 - 7 Days||Tornadic Expeditions||May 09 2121|
|T3 Great Plains Cyclone||Silver Lining Tours||May 10 2121|
|TOUR 3 - TORNADO BLISS TOUR||Tempest Tours||May 11 2121|
|May Minitour||Silver Lining Tours||May 16 2121|
|Tour #1||F5! Tornado Safaris||May 16 2121|
|T4 Prime Time||Silver Lining Tours||May 18 2121|
|T3 TORNADO MAY DISCOVERY||Storm Chasing Adventure Tours||May 18 2121|
|Prime Intensity - Tour 4 - 10 Days||Tornadic Expeditions||May 18 2121|
|SLT Photo Tour #1||Silver Lining Tours||May 21 2121|
|TOUR 4 - TORNADO MAX DISCOVERY TOUR||Tempest Tours||May 23 2121|
|Tour #2||F5! Tornado Safaris||May 23 2121|
|T4 HIGH PLAINS MAGIC||Storm Chasing Adventure Tours||May 30 2121|
|Tour||Tour company||Start date|
|Early Bird Tour 1||Extreme Chase Tours||Apr 15 2121|
|Early Bird Tour 2||Extreme Chase Tours||Apr 22 2121|
|Mayhem Tour 1||Extreme Chase Tours||May 02 2121|
|Mayhem Tour 2||Extreme Chase Tours||May 11 2121|
|Mayhem Tour 3||Extreme Chase Tours||May 17 2121|
|Mayhem Tour 4||Extreme Chase Tours||May 24 2121|
|Great Plains Tour 1||Extreme Chase Tours||Jun 05 2121|
|Great Plains Tour 2||Extreme Chase Tours||Jun 15 2121|
|Northern Plains Photography Tour 1||Extreme Chase Tours||Jul 06 2121|
|Northern Plains Photography Tour 2||Extreme Chase Tours||Jul 17 2121|
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.