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Hosted by "America's Top Storm Chaser" Warren Faidley as featured on Discovery HD Theater, National Geographic and The Weather Channel

Standby Chases!

Standby Chase Status: None currently scheduled. For information on current standby chases please email me. All stand-by chases offer a 100% money back guarantee if we cancel due to a change in the forecast precluding significant weather.

Standby chase information: Want to go soon and chase a confirmed severe weather event or tornado outbreak? Well here you go! Special "Standby" Chase Adventures Now Available! You must be ready to chase 24 to 72 hours in advance. Available from from February 1, through June 30, subject to open dates. If you would like immediate updates on standby chase activations, please join my Facebook page. Cost and terms are listed in the scheduling section below. Of our past six standby chase adventures, all have witnesses a one or more tornados!


Why our storm chasing adventures are so popular:

We are the only professional adventure outlet that offers a 100% rescheduling guarantee! If your scheduled chase
     period is cancelled by us due to no severe weather,
we will notify you in advance. You have the option of rescheduling.
     Hundreds of chase tourists throw thousands of dollars down the drain every year as chases go bust with days of hot,
     clear skies. NO other professional storm chasing tour group does this!

Your chase adventures are private, one on one with Warren, America's first full-time professional storm chaser
     with 26 years experience.

You can now choose from regular storm chase tours or photography adventures at lower prices!

We chase in a safe, modern and comfortable - genuine chase intercepter! -- NOT in crowded rental vans.
     You get the best view -- always!

You are a genuine part of an actual volunteer chase crew, not just a tourist! (Participation is optional).

Learn to photograph storms like a pro with an award winning photojournalist and extreme weather photographer.

We always try to stay in the nicest lodging facilities in the area. (Some tours stay in lower quality lodging).

Our "stand-by" chase option has a 100% success rate for tornado interception.

We offer a no interest payment plan so you can pay for your adventure in advance! (Initial deposit still required).

We also offer an affordable and less time consuming (weekend) thunderstorm chasing tour and photography
     expedition in Arizona in July and August. See information here.



Customer Reviews.....

"Best time I ever had, hands down! Better than any regular storm tour or tornado tour."   D. Connell. Executive storm
and tornado chasing volunteer 2005.

"Warren is the Michael Jordan of chasing!"   Dr. R. Moles. Executive tour 2005.

"My wife and I had a nightmare experience with an upstart "storm tour" in 2004. One man in the van never showered and another reeked of cigarettes. Warren's adventure was a blessing. The front seat ride was well worth the extra money... like the difference between sitting in 22A on a 747 and being in the cockpit!"   Mr. A. Brown. Executive storm and tornado chasing volunteer 2006.

I've been fascinated with Storms since I was young. Both my 7th and 8th Grade Science Projects were on tornados. So, since I was turning 50 in 2012, I decided to look at a "Storm Chase Tour" for myself several years prior.... (continued on next page)

More testimonials from some of our past volunteers.


Your Personal Guide

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Your personal guide: Warren Faidley

Warren Faidley was the first, full-time, storm chasing journalist, professional photographer and cinematographer. Warren is a 20+ year veteran of chasing some of the planet's most violent weather. He is a best selling author, award winning photographer, international lecturer and a foremost severe weather survival expert. He is one of the few individuals who has experienced both an F5 tornado and a category five hurricane.

You have likely seen Warren featured on television specials and news programs like The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and The Weather Channel. Unlike the sometimes reckless and dangerous chasers seen in the media, Warren is a responsible storm chaser. If you are unfamiliar with Warren Faidley, his background, credits and history, we urge you to visit his biography page.

As featured on.......




You only live once so chase in a real chase truck with a real storm chaser!



The Central Plains tornado season will begin in late April and run through mid-June. Some dates are reserved well in advance, so please book soon to reserve the most popular weeks. Although there are numerous tornado tour and tornado holiday groups offering rides in vans packed with people, we are different. (You get what you pay for). Warren's adventures are private. If you are interested in a professional, hands-on storm chasing experience -- this is for you. As we are often told by past adventurers, the small extra cost to chase in a private setting is a smart investment for a once in a lifetime adventure.

We generally limit volunteers to one per chase vehicle. With us, you will have a comfortable seat with a window view, as opposed to most larger tour groups that seat 9-12 people in a single van, often driving 300 to 500 miles per day! You will be able to ask Warren questions at any time. In addition, since our meeting, pick-up and drop off locations will be located in "active" areas, you do not waste precious chase days traveling to hot spots from distant locations. In fact, we can often customize your pick-up and drop off locations saving you multiple (wasted) days of driving. This single factor alone makes the extra investment worthwhile -- often turning a 5 day chase into a 6 or 7 day chase. In addition to this, we always try to stay in comfortable, higher end hotels when available.

Since Warren makes his living by getting as close to the action as possible (in a safe manner), you are guaranteed the best chance of witnessing amazing events.

Warren also offers affordable storm and landscape photography expeditions. Yes, we still chase storms, but the priority is storm photography and videography. On off days we will travel to scenic locations where you will have to opportunity to accomplish breathtaking images. The photography expeditions are available during the tornado season in the Central Plains and during the summer monsoon in Arizona. Please note our guarantee of severe weather refund does not apply to photography adventures.

Confidentiality and privacy is our specialty for high-profile clients and celebrities. Our clients have included sporting figures, actors, doctors, corporate CEO's and everyday people who want to do their lifetime adventure the right way. Our volunteer adventures are very popular as gifts to students and family members.




Basic Information

We are based out of Amarillo, TX, Denver, Colorado or Oklahoma City, OK. To be determined by weather patterns. Volunteers are required to arrive one day before the scheduled start date, and depart on the day after the scheduled departure date. (Monsoon chases do not require pre-day arrival). Some flexibility on noted dates can be discussed.

Price does not include inbound or outbound transportation, lodging or meals. Lodging can be arranged for an extra fee. We don't include lodging to keep our rates lower and many of our clients prefer to use their own hotel discount or credit programs. A 50% deposit is required to hold a date. (See terms of deposit listed below).

Payments plans including no interest monthly payments are available.

To reserve a chase, please see the "reservation instructions" located at the bottom of this page.
You can also call our hotline at 520 505-8702.



Chase Dates for 2014

Our 2014 Tornado Chase Expeditions are sold out. We still have Monsoon Expeditions open for July and August of 2014 (see below). Next year's 2015 Tornado Expedition list is posted below. We are booking these dates fast and they may be sold out soon.

Standby Tornado Chase Program: More information...February 1 through June 30 -- With Warren -- Open as a "stand-by chase" only depending on severe weather opportunities and open dates. $3,799 for 4-5 days or $2,999 for 3 days or less. You must be ready to depart within a 5-6 day advanced warning and a 12-24 hour final notice. First come, first served when notified. We have a 100% tornado success rate with our stand-by chases. Standby chase arrival locations vary, but are usually based out of Amarillo, Texas, Dallas, TX, Wichita, KS, Oklahoma City or Denver, CO. If you would like immediate updates on standby chase alerts, please join my Facebook page.


2015 Central Plains Tornado Expeditions

2015 dates are currently discounted. Please book now to avoid higher rates after June 30, 2014.

Open dates are not final and subject to change until booked.

Standby Tornado Chase Program: February 1 through April 20 and June 15 through June 30 -- With Warren -- Open as a "stand-by chase" only depending on severe weather opportunities. $4,999 for 4-5 days or $3,999 for 3 days or less. You must be ready to depart within a 5-6 day advanced warning and a 24-48 hour final notice. First come, first served when notified. We have a 100% tornado success rate with our stand-by chases. Standby chase arrival locations vary, but are usually based out of Amarillo, Texas, Dallas, TX, Wichita, KS, Oklahoma City or Denver, CO. If you would like to be placed on the notification list, please join my Twitter Account.


Special: Reserve two consecutive tornado chase periods (10 days) and take $500.00 off the total price!)

2015 dates are currently discounted. Please book now to avoid higher rates after June 30, 2014.


2015

April 22 through April 26 -- Tornado chase with Warren -- OPEN! $5,700 $4,950
These dates may also be available as a "stand-by chase" until booked.


April 28 through May 2 -- Tornado chase with Warren -- OPEN! $5,700 $4,950
These dates may also be available as a "stand-by chase" until booked.


May 4 through May 8 -- With Warren -- OPEN! $5,700 $4,950
These dates may also be available as a "stand-by chase" until booked.


May 10 through May 14 -- With Warren -- OPEN!$5,700 $4,950.
These dates may also be available as a "stand-by chase" until booked.


May 16 through May 20 -- With Warren -- RESERVED! (JD) Someone is going chasing!


May 22 through May 27 -- With Warren -- RESERVED! (HB) Someone is going chasing!

Exclusive private tour with a professional storm chaser from our team or another. $4,499.00.


May 28 through June 1 (Prime holiday period and historically most active) -- With Warren -- OPEN! $5,499

Exclusive private tour with a professional storm chaser from our team or another. $4,499.00.


June 2 through June 6 -- With Warren -- RESERVED! (JG) Someone is going chasing!

Exclusive private tour with a professional storm chaser from our team or another. $4,499.00.


June 8 through June 12 (Prime dates) -- Tornado chase with Warren -- OPEN!$5,700 $4,950 (Additional days can be added to the end of this chase if available. This chase may be based out of Denver).
These dates may also be available as a "stand-by chase" until booked.


Chase Base Denver - June 15 through June 19 -- -- Tornado chase with Warren -- OPEN!$5,700 $4,950 (Additional days can be added to the end of this chase if available. This chase will likely be based out of Denver with chasing in Colorado, western Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota).

Photography Adventure -- With Warren -- OPEN! $4,400 $3,900


High Plains and eastern Colorado Chase - June 20 though June 30. Open as a "stand-by chase" only depending on severe weather opportunities. $4,599.00 for 4-5 days or $3,599 for 3 days or less. Pin-point fly in location arranged within 48 hours. Deposit is required to hold stand-by status. First come, first on the list. All donations refunded if chase is cancelled by us. We have a 100% tornado success rate with our stand-by chases. This chase will likely be initiated in Denver with chasing possible targets in Colorado, western Kansas, Nebraska or South Dakota).



2014 Arizona Monsoon Storm Chasing Adventures and Photography Expeditions

Our Monsoon thunderstorm chasing tours are based out of Tucson, Arizona, one of the top three "lightning photography capitals of the world." Includes monsoon storm chasing with Warren and personal photography instruction. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this unique experience and you can simply sit back and enjoy the warm Sonoran desert during the day, go sightseeing or chase a thunderstorms! Affordable and less time consuming than tornado chasing. Makes a great gift.

Discounts for two or more people and group / corporate tours are available.

See complete information about our monsoon storm chasing tours and photography expeditions here.





Custom Chase Adventures, Spotter / Chaser Training, Private Instruction and Safety Consulting


Outbreak Day Chases. This opportunity may be the best way to witness extreme weather. We currently have a 100 percent tornado intercept record for this type of deployment. During potential, early spring tornado outbreaks (March 1 through May 1 only). You must be ready to go within 24 to 78 hours in advance. This is an excellent opportunity for those who can take a few days off with no advanced notice. Cost is $5,499.00 for 4-5 days and $4,499.00 for 3 days or less. Volunteers are placed on list and notified when potential dates are determined. A non-refundable deposit of $900.00 is required by credit card once the volunteer accepts the chase offer and the final payment is due when you arrive. Full refunds are issued if we cancel the entire chase. (Restrictions and terms apply). If you would like to be placed on the notification list, please join my Twitter Account.

• Chase season customized chase dates (Additional fees apply)

• Extended chase periods of 1 to 2 weeks

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We are proud to announce our new Tactical Disaster & Storm Safety and Survival instruction via DisasterSurvial.org.

• Storm chaser and spotter certifications issued by DisasterSurvival.org. In-depth pre-and-post disaster and storm survival training. Perfect for insurance and construction appraisers, utility workers, first responders, emergency management, storm spotters, storm chasers or media chasers. Conducted during the off seasons.

• Focused tactical disaster and storm-related subjects including: hazardous weather driving skills, storm identification and threat assessment, basic emergency medical, severe weather meteorology. Photography and videography instruction also available.

Please visit DisasterSurvival.org for additional information.





Past volunteers scrapbook



We use advanced, real time GPS tracking and live Doppler Radar systems to chase in a safe and productive manner. Doppler radar has three levels of redundancies for back-ups. We also use satellite, wireless and hard copy mapping.

Left: "Doc" Randy seen in the Arch Angel.

Below: Dan Connell having the "time of his life."

"Steph" seen near a tornadiac storm in West Texas.


Our typical chase day includes a morning briefing and safety discussion. After going over a checklist of equipment and radio checks we load-up and head out. Once our target is chosen, the excitement begins. As the day progresses we will narrow our chase target until we are engaged with one or more storms. At the end of the day, nothing beats relaxing with a cool drink and talking about the day's chase. Your mind will race from all the excitement as you look over the pictures and video. But don't relax yet.... there is always tomorrow!
  



Storm Chasing Expeditions Reservation Instructions

All client information is held confidential and not released without permission.

1: Before forwarding any deposit, please email our office to confirm the dates you are requesting to make sure they are still available. Some flexibility on listed dates may be possible. If you have any questions we will be happy to assist you. You can reach my office at 520 505-8702. Please leave a message about your inquiry and I will return your call.

Tornado chases and Tornado Alley Photo Expeditions:
Deposits: A 50% percent deposit of the total cost is required immediately to hold a chase period. No dates are reserved until the deposit is received and cleared. We will place a courtesy hold on dates for 48 hours. The final 50% deposit for all chase dates is due in early April. In the event you book your volunteer chase after April 10, the separate 50% deposit and the final amount must be paid at once. Checks should be made out to "Weatherstock Inc.," PO Box 31808, Tucson, AZ 85751. For direct bank deposits, please email us and we will forward instructions. Before you make any deposit we will forward a copy of our basic deposit agreement form upon request.

Our basic final payment refund guarantee and rescheduling terms: (Does not apply to stand-by, Monsoon or other special chases). We will notify you 7-2 days in advance of your chase if weather conditions appear to be unfavorable for chasing. In such events, you have the option of A: Rescheduling your chase for another date. Subject to available dates and other terms. See additional terms of our rescheduling guarantee here. B: Take your chances and chase. This refund is only available if we cancel the chase, not you. This guarantee does not include any refunds or rescheduling if we chase and are unable to intercept storms or if no storms occur in our zone during chasing.

For additional Tornado Chase cancellation policies, please go here.


Standby Chases:
A 100% non-refundable (with the exception of our stand-by chase refund guarantee) payment is required to hold a stand-by chase. This payment must be made an an immediate bank transfer or overnighted money order or bank check.

Cancellation guarantee: We offer a 100% money back guarantee if we cancel due to a change in the forecast precluding significant weather. This notification can be made at any time by us (only) up to the chase start time, but we will try to notify volunteers at least 12 hours in advance or in advance of home location air departure if possible. We will not reimburse, pay or be held responsible for any costs or loses incurred by the volunteer, including but not limited to travel expenses or work time loss due to our cancelation.

For direct bank deposits or overnight payments, please email us and we will forward instructions. Before you make any deposit we will forward a copy of our basic deposit agreement form upon request.

For Stand-by Chase cancellation policies, please go here.


Monsoon Program:
Deposits: A 50% percent deposit of the total cost is required immediately to hold a chase period. No dates are reserved until the deposit is received and cleared. Deposits for Monsoon expeditions must be in the form of a check, money order or bank transfer of funds. Checks should be made out to "Weatherstock Inc.," PO Box 31808, Tucson, AZ 85751. For direct bank deposits, please email us and we will forward instructions. Before you make any deposit we will forward a copy of our basic deposit agreement form upon request.

For Monsoon Chase cancellation policies, please go here.


Insurance: We provide a basic, limited insurance package for medical emergencies, including emergency evacuation. Additional insurance may be purchased by the volunteer through travel agencies. Insurance coverage is limited to terms of Weatherstock and the insurance agency. Any participant must have some form of basic health insurance coverage. Terms and coverage subject to change.

Miscellaneous:
May chases begin and end in Amarillo, Texas, unless the Volunteer can alter arrival locations as needed, with 12 to 72 hours notice. After June 6, chases may begin and end in Denver, Colorado. You are REQUIRED to arrive one day in advance of the actual chase date and depart one day after the actual end date -- so please note this requires a 7 day commitment, although you may remove days if desired. In some circumstances, if you have the ability to change travel plans within 12 to 24 hours of arrival, we may be able to offer a flexible pick-up and drop-off option that may allow you to save a travel day or two, allowing additional and more precise chasing. Volunteer opportunities are for a single person unless otherwise arranged with Weatherstock in advance. Volunteers may not invite others to follow or otherwise participate in the reserved period.

Reservations for tornado chase volunteers will be taken up to the active chase period. Please contact us for last minute reservations and availability.

Monsoon Chases: Please contact usfor more information..


Notes and Disclaimer:

Our active storm chasing areas are limited to a region roughly bounded by Midland, TX, Roswell, NM, the eastern plains of Colorado, southern Nebraska, far western Iowa, central Kansas and areas west of I-35 in Oklahoma. For safety reasons, we do not chase in areas where vegetation, urban congestion or terrain limits visibility, generally east of I-35. In some circumstances, our daily target may be limited by distance considerations and pick-up / return schedules.

Please note that any storm chasing tour, tornado adventures, storm chasing holidays, storm adventures, tornado tours, tornado alley tours, tornado vacations, storm vacations, chaser tours, storm tours or similar activities are inherently risky, as there is no way to conduct this adventure without some level of risk, especially since weather events are inherently uncontrollable and can change with little or no advanced warning.

Stormchaser® and Weatherstock® are a Federally registered trademarks for various services.



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