While severe storms can of course happen year ’round, the season really starts for me on Thursday April 4th.
The dates of April 4th through April 8th are the first of my “Lock and Load” storm chase opportunities. While I have been chasing storms personally for many years, this is the first season for my new adventure, “Tornado Ted’s Storm Chasing Tour”!
I’m excited because my first ad for this newly formed company appears in the April edition of 417 Magazine. It’s quite nice and thanks go out to the crew at 417 and to Gary Whitaker for the write-up.
“Tornado Ted’s Storm Chasing Tour” is your opportunity to storm chase with the senior meteorologist of the Ozarks! I offer a range of different tours suited for just about everyone. Whether you’re an educator, student, photographer, adventure seeker or just looking for something unique to try, I invite you to come along. I’ll provide the background and education in route to the storm that only a veteran of storm chasing and forecasting can provide. Then when the storms start to brew, hang on!
The calendar-based tours are fixed on certain dates. These are coming up later in May and June during the statistical peak of tornado season.
The storm-based or “Lock and Load” tours will be available starting this upcoming weekend. These are particularly exciting as they will occur only if the weather stirs up. Therefore, someone who signs up for a “Lock and Load” will be guaranteed a severe storms show! You will have to be ready to go on perhaps only a few days or even one night notice. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire to be on the contact list for a “Lock and Load” tour.
You will find a daily post of my outlook for chase-able storms for the next upcoming “Lock and Load” tour.
You can find out all of the information you need on storm chasing with me on this site, look for the menu tab above.