The “Lock and Load” tours are designed for storm chases which would take place within a 4-7 hour drive of Springfield. These require an overnight stay so that the group isn’t crawling back at 3-5 a.m.!
Now, there might be chase opportunities which might occur within 1-4 hours of Springfield (some might be coming up!). These are close enough to come back the same day, perhaps in 10 p,m. to 1 a.m. time frame. This would include areas of northeastern Oklahoma, southeastern Kansas, western Missouri, southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas. These are all areas which are reasonably flat terrain which is chase-able.
If you can spare one day, you might want to consider these new “Quick Shot” tours. They are being offered at $199 per passenger.
Cash Back! The more that travel, the better. The “Quick Shot” tour can put money back in your wallet based on the number of guests: