Why are there so many storm chasing tour companies?

Because of simple economics. It became apparent a few years ago that it was possible to run a modestly profitable storm chasing tour operation and sustain it for years. The success of our company and the few pioneers that started it all has encouraged others, some with little or no experience and knowledge, to follow our lead. It seems that a handful of self-proclaimed experts, most of whom we’ve never met nor heard about during our many years of chasing the plains, have come out of the woodwork. The seedier tour operators are likely just trying to capitalize on the growing and emerging market of weather adventure tours. Before choosing a storm chasing tour company you should solicit opinions from veteran storm chasers and previous tour clients.