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 2323
Tour 1Extreme Tornado ToursApr 22 2323
T1 Close Encounters TourSilver Lining ToursApr 22 2323
T2 Caprock MagicSilver Lining ToursApr 30 2323
Tour OneStormGroup ChasersApr 30 2323
May Madness - Tour 2 - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsApr 30 2323
Tour 2Extreme Tornado ToursMay 01 2323
TOUR 2 - EARLY MAY TORNADO TOURTempest ToursMay 01 2323
A1 TWISTER MADNESSStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 07 2323
T3 Great Plains CycloneSilver Lining ToursMay 08 2323
Tour 3Extreme Tornado ToursMay 09 2323
The Extreme - Tour 3 - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 09 2323
TOUR 3 - TORNADO BLISS TOURTempest ToursMay 10 2323
Tour TwoStormGroup ChasersMay 11 2323
Tour OneF5! Tornado SafarisMay 14 2323
A2 TWISTER IIStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 14 2323
A2 TWISTER IIStorm Chasing Adventure ToursMay 14 2323
T4 Prime TimeSilver Lining ToursMay 16 2323
Prime Intensity - Tour 4 - 10 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 18 2323
Tour 4Extreme Tornado ToursMay 19 2323
Violent Skies - Tour 7 - 10 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 19 2323
Tour TwoF5! Tornado SafarisMay 21 2323
Tour ThreeStormGroup ChasersMay 22 2323
Tornado Adventure VTornado AdventuresMay 24 2323
Tornado Adventure VITornado AdventuresMay 28 2323
Extreme Instability - Tour 5 - 7 DaysTornadic ExpeditionsMay 30 2323
Tour 5Extreme Tornado ToursJun 02 2323
Tour FourStormGroup ChasersJun 02 2323
Tornado Adventure VIITornado AdventuresJun 04 2323
Tornado Adventure VIIITornado AdventuresJun 11 2323
Tour FiveStormGroup ChasersJun 13 2323

Tulsa, Oklahoma

TourTour companyStart date
Early Bird Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursApr 15 2323
Early Bird Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursApr 21 2323
Mayhem Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursMay 02 2323
Mayhem Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursMay 08 2323
Mayhem Tour 3Extreme Chase ToursMay 17 2323
Mayhem Tour 4Extreme Chase ToursMay 24 2323
Great Plains Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursJun 04 2323
Great Plains Tour 2Extreme Chase ToursJun 18 2323
Great Plains Tour 3Extreme Chase ToursJun 25 2323
Northern Plains Tour 1Extreme Chase ToursJul 06 2323

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.