"What can I say, this is a top notch storm chasing tour company! Not only will you see tornadoes, you will experience what storm chasing is really like with style and class."
"This is the second year my wife and I have gone with Extreme chase tours, what a blast! The thing my wife and I liked the most was the way Lanny and his staff interacted with us. I have personally been with 3 other tours companies and by far, this one was the most educational and fun. They explained everything from what we were seeing to actually teaching us how to read their radar. We learned more in 6 days with Extreme chase tours than we did with going on tour with others for 10 days. It was truly a wonderful experience and one my wife and I plan on doing again in 2010!"
"Lanny Dean and his team of Storm Chasers from extremechasetours.com provided me with one of the best experiences of my life! They were so knowledgeable, professional, but also extremely entertaining. They explained what was going on weather wise and different weather terms used by chasers in a very approachable way so even if you never studied weather for a day you would still understand. On our trip we got to see 5 tornadoes and not once did I feel unsafe thanks to the team of professionals. I urge everyone to take a trip with them! It is truly an experience you will never forget, plus they are really funny!"
FOX25 Weekend Meteorologist
Oklahoma City, OK
"I just want to say thanks for a fantastic chase! I have been a "weather freak" my whole life. When I was a kid growing up in the Texas Panhandle I was always watching the weather. Always. My parents put me in Little League but I was way more interested in the weather. The coach stuck me out in left field and as the story goes I would just turn around during the game/parctice and watch the clouds. Apparently there are lots of people out there that are just as passionate about the weather! Your team really made this a chase to remember. The continual updates we got from Lanny as well as the incredible "on-board" equipment had us in precisely the right place to see "the big one". There was absolutely nothing stressful about the chase....only awe and adrenaline. Chad and Jill were a pleasure to be with and had a wealth of weather knowledge. I will definitely be back to chase with Extreme Chase Tours. Why can't it be spring all year long?!"
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for an awesome week! I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of it. Extreme Chase Tours definitely exceeded all of my expectations. I have been storm chasing several times with other companies and have never seen a tornado. With Extreme Chase Tours I saw 9 in one day!!!! My experience with Extreme Chase Tours involved more than just the 9 tornados that we experienced. The education that I received about the weather was top notch. The experience and knowledge that Lanny and Eric have is incredible, but most impressive to me is their passion for storm chasing. It is obvious that they love what they do and they make every effort to ensure that their guests are enjoying it too. I was very confident with their knowledge of storm chasing. We had the opportunity to get very close to the storms and I never once felt in danger. I felt extremely honored to be able to be a part of their tour and will definitely be returning!"
Dr. Lori Renda-Francis
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Extreme Chase Tours certainly lived up to it's name over the two weeks I was in the USA. We travelled across many states, saw so many amazing things, visited and met some fantastic people and saw 6-7 tornadoes! During the first week there wasn't supposed to be any weather at all, so our hopes certainly weren't high! However, after travelling to Nebraska, my Father and I literally stood right below a huge, rumbling, rotating Mothership Supercell - which inevitably produced a tornado. Over the course of the next two weeks we saw hundreds of supercells, wall clouds, tornado warnings, beautiful lightening and tornadoes themselves!!
Everything was very professional - with Lanny Dean always knowing what was going on with the weather at every second. In the mornings we were always briefed about what was happening for the day - and why we were going where we were going. Every room we stayed in was carefully checked over by Lanny himself, and whenever there was time to sit down and have a nice meal - we were able to do so. Despite not having as much luck with the weather as you would expect on an average May week - every bit of weather that was produced... we were there before it even happened. Lanny Dean is one of the most dedicated and wonderful people I have ever met in my life. He was up all night running weather scans and making sure he found something, ANYTHING for us to chase. Even during a week where there was 'no weather' around - he had us right below a huge, tornado producing supercell. He took the time to explain everything he was talking about - so that by the time you left, you were using the correct verbiage without even realizing it! Lanny and his family have become our family in America. We travelled all the way from Australia and they were just so warm and welcoming that we didn't want to leave (hence why we ended up staying two weeks). If you want a personal, amazing tour - with honesty, and great people... then choose Extreme Chase Tours. You won't find another tour operator with more heart and passion than Lanny Dean. - Jessica Sargant.
"I took my son on a stormchasing tour with Lanny and his team and Oh my God we had such a wonderful time. If you have ever had any interest to see tornadoes or severe weather, these ARE THE PEOPLE TO GO WITH. My son and I got to see 3 tornadoes in a week and there is better feeling that spending that kind of time with your son. I had a blast....thank you Lanny and all the team members for teaching us and for letting us experience mother nature."
Dick & Arron
"Thank you, thank you thank you! I had a blast on my chase vacation with Extreme Chase Tours. I would ecourage anyone who is thinking of going on a storm tour to go with Extreme chase Tours. They are so understanding and explained everything that was going on and what we were seeing. If you are interested in going on the vacation of a lifetime, these are the folks to do it with!"
Sammy Baker, Clearwater FL
"We had a great time with Lanny and Eric and Extreme Chase Tours. Talk about knowledge, when they said we would see tornadoes we did! We had a blast and will go back next year!"
"I just wanted to send you all a quick email and say thank you for such a great week! Seeing the super-cell in Northern Kansas was such a sight and experience that I will never forget. Many thanks to all of the folks over at Extreme Chase Tours-you all are a class act and I will be back next year!"
"When I first discussed tornado chasing with my closest friends, we all had no idea what to expect. We imagined a lesser and more scientific version of the movie, "Twister," which, to us, still sounded amazing. What I found out during my three days of chasing is that I was only right about one thing- it is more scientific. And by scientific, I mean serious, realistic and a big deal to those who partake- especially Extreme Chase Tours.
Ultimately, it was not what I expected and more than I hoped. In other words, it was even more thrilling than one's overexaggeration tends to make it, which, as we know, never happens. The more time we have to imagine a scenario and craft our ideal version, the more it inevitably leads to disappointment. Being a part of Extreme Chase Tours exceeded those overdramatized expectations, which as I mentioned, is extremely rare. The cloud formations, wind, roads, rain, weather reports, other stormchasers, and the police are just a few of the variables one constantly deals with while chasing, but "dealing with" isn't the right way of saying it. Overcoming is a better way of phrasing it, and Extreme Chase Tours does an amazing job of balancing the frantic need to overcome such obstacles while making everyone feel safe and a part of it at the same time.
Let's just say it's the best video game you have no control of, except it's real."
"Lanny runs a wonderful outfit and is the most passionate tornado guide I have ever seen.
He forecasted tornadoes and we got 3 in one day on May 23 2008!....We enjoyed the vacation very much and will be going back next year!"
"If you are looking for a private and professional stormchasing tour don't bother looking anywhere else. These guys are the real deal! I have been with other stormchasing tour companies and just the way these guys interacted with us was so much better. We filmed over 8 tornadoes with Extreme Chase Tours in a week! These guys are the best in our book and will go above and beyond what is asked!
" I was very excited to go on the a real stormchasing tour but did not know what to expect. Extreme Chase Tours were great all the way from explaining what we were doing or seeing to the best area they thought we might see severe weather... and saw 16 tornadoes to boot! Anyone wanting to see real tornadoes with a professional staff needs to go with Extreme Chase Tours....they are the best!"
"Wow. Simply Wow. Not only did I see my first tornado, but five on the second day of the tour. Lanny and his team are great at what they do. The excitement of the chase is really captured on the tour, and nothing can ever match that moment when your setup in the right spot at the right time and watch mother nature go to work. Certainly an experience I will never forget and encourage my friends and family to experience as well."