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Your personal guide.... Warren Faidley

Warren Faidley was the first, full-time, storm chasing journalist, professional photographer and extreme weather adventurer.

Warren is a 25-year veteran of chasing some of the planet's most violent weather, including over 1,500 individual storms and natural disasters. 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.

Warren is a member of the American Meteorological Society, The National Eagle Scout Association, and is a Tactical EMT.

If you would like more information about Warren Faidley, his background, credits and history, we urge you to visit his biography page.




Why our storm chasing adventures receive a 100% customer satisfaction rating for service, safety and finding the right storm

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 25 years experience.

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.



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 lightning photography expeditions. These very popular expeditions are conducted during the summer monsoon in Arizona. For more information our Arizona Monsoon Expeditions, please visit this link.

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 Tornado and Severe Weather Expedition 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. 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).

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

Payments plans including no interest monthly payments are available.

To reserve a chase, see available dates and instructions below.



Expedition dates and options for 2015

1: Stand-by chases on outbreak days: February 1 through June 30. If you really want to see a tornado, this program may offer you the best opportunity. You must be ready to depart within a 5-6 day advanced warning and a 24-48 hour final notice. This is generally during a "High Risk" of severe weather. See complete information about our stand-by chase program here.

2: Arizona Monsoon Expeditions: Track the world class lightning and dust storms as they sweep across southern Arizona. Includes photo expedition at no extra charge. A great way to chase at an affordable cost. See details here.

3: Springtime tornado chases in the heart of Tornado Alley: Our classic chase expedition program. Runs from late April through June. Here are our available dates and fees:


2015 Central Plains Tornado Expeditions

Now discounted through January 15, 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.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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

Exclusive private tour with a professional storm chaser from our team or another. $4,499.00.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


May 28 through June 1 (Prime holiday period and historically most active) -- With Warren -- OPEN! $5,499.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).

Exclusive private tour with a professional storm chaser from our team or another. $4,499.00.
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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.
Based out of Amarillo, Texas or Oklahoma City. (To be determined).
Scroll down to Reservation Instructions to reserve this date!


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.
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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).
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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). See complete information about our stand-by chase program here.



Arizona Monsoon Storm Chasing Adventures and Photography Expeditions
July and August 2015

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.



Tornado Chasing Expedition Reservation Instructions

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

Before forwarding any deposit, please email our office to confirm the dates you are requesting are still available. Some flexibility on listed dates may be possible. If you have any questions we will be happy to assist you. We suggest emailing us for a quicker response, or can reach our office at 520 505-8702 and leave a brief message on our answering service and we will return your call. (Chase expedition inquiries only)

Tornado Expeditions:
Deposits: A 50% percent deposit of the total cost is required immediately to hold an expedition period. No dates are reserved until the deposit is received and cleared. We will place a courtesy hold on dates for 24 hours only! The final 50% deposit for all chase dates is due 30 days in advance of your scheduled start date. In the event you book your volunteer chase less than 30 days before the start date, the 50% deposit and the final amount must be paid at once.

For deposits: We accept checks, direct bank transfers and all major credit cards or cash securely paid via Western Union Wire Services. We will supply specific billing details once your requested dates are confirmed.


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 Expedition cancellation policies, please visit this page.


Please email us for any billing questions or to make a reservation.


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. All participants 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.


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. The exception for this is during our stand-by chases where we carefully target safe areas offering secure sheltering. 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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Custom Chase Adventures, Spotter / Chaser Training, Private Instruction and Safety Consulting


• 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.


Thank you for visiting our Storm Expeditions Unlimited Homepage and we hope to be chasing with you soon!


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