Storm Chasing Tours & Tornado Tours

Storm Chasing Tours Technology

RadarScope

We are the only Storm Chasing Tour Company that has a real time X band mobile Doppler radar unit on our tour vehicle! In addition, all of our Tornado Chasing Tours vehicles are equipped with the latest real time mobile Doppler weather radar including RadarScope, REALTIME Doppler and Nexrad Radar via Stormlab, and GRlevel 2 and 3! And our Storm Chasers know how to use these products to help get you to the storm!

   Storm Chasing Tours Technology

If you combine our experience, the technology that we use and our tornado and funnel success rate, it is easy to see why more people choose us over other storm chasing tour companies! Click here to book your tour today!

We also have full cellular, CDMA and  satellite connections!

Every one of our storm chase tours vehicle is outfitted with at least one radio which covers many bands including all NOAA weather radio transmissions!

We continually monitor National Weather Service broadcasts and storm conditions using our state of the art radio systems. And since many of our stormchasing guides and drivers are HAM operators, we are able to hear "LIVE" storm reports as they happen!

We also have access and use the latest raw data from various weather models to forecast where the best possible location is going to be to see tornadoes and severe weather!

We always have redundant Doppler radar back up! Below are screen shots of a tornadic supercell we intercepted in Cherry County, Nebraska.

As seen below from our Doppler Radar Package StormLab, allows us to see REAL TIME what a storm is doing and exactly where we need to be to get the tornado! With our technology we never miss a tornado watch or tornado warning while storm chasing!

StormLab Supercharged 4.1

Alongside real meteorologists, severe weather experts and and forecasters, our technology plays a key role in severe weather forecasting. Some of our technology and a few of our tools include:

  • Real severe weather experts and meteorologists with years of storm chasing and forecasting experience.
  • Real time Satellite Broadband Connections.
  • Real time broadband cellular, CDMA internet connections
  • Real X-Band Doppler Radar unit on our tour vehicle.   
  • StormLab Supercharged 4.1 Doppler Radar software level 2 and level 3 data feeds.
  • GRLevel2 Doppler Radar software level2
  • GRLevel3 Doppler Radar software level3.
  • Real time streaming video system.
  • Satellite tracking and video output via iPixcel/Inmarsat   
  • Full computer system that integrates with the chasing equipment and Doppler radar software packages.  
  • Full GPS systems for tracking our position at any time.
  • In-vehicle monitors that will allow each person in the vehicle to watch the same radar and data we are looking at.  
  • Amateur (HAM) radios as well as commercial receivers and tranmitters to monitor storm conditions as they happen "live" on air. 
  • And many more that you can only see by going on tour! 

We are the only tour company to have a real time X-band Doppler radar unit on our tour vehicle! We also utilize RadarScope as our main go to operational product when not using our X-band unit  and is used on every storm chasing tour, and in every vehicle. We have the product on all of our IPhones, IPads and the like. However, we do also have and sometimes utilize StormLab and Gibson Ridge products such as level 2, level 2A and level 3. ​​​The radar screen capture above is a screenshot from StormLab nexrad 2, This storm was producing an EF-4 wedge tornado and a classic "debris ball" and can be seen right at the bottom end of the "hook echo".

Having this radar technology allows us to see what a storm is doing with very fine detail! But the real trick is knowing how to interpret the data and what we are seeing. This is also a part of what we teach you during your storm tour. This is another example of how we interact with and give all of our clients true one on one attention and answering your questions by educating you on the radar products.    

                                                   
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