Chris says that peak storm chasing in Tornado Alley starts the second week of May. Depending on what the radar looks like (and prior personal obligations), we could depart as early as May 3. We might be gone for as little as two weeks, or as much as a month. It’s all up in the air. We will go wherever the wind takes us. (Heehee…I could do this all day…)
“I know there’s no way to tell me for sure,” I asked Chris, “but what are some of the usual areas of the country in which you find yourself?”
I’m curious, because a lot of this is going to be countryside I’ve only seen covered by Sam and Dean Winchester. It’s a lot of new territory for me!
It is highly likely that we will find ourselves in:
Kansas (Haven, here we come!)
It is less likely (but still possible) that we might find ourselves in:
Iowa (Sarah is super excited about this prospect!)
Chris says that every season the storms seem to be tracking farther south—an interesting trend.
Noteworthy Pit Stops We Might Make:
THE TWINE BALL (Kansas)
The Twister Museum (if it still exists…and yes, I am packing my t-shirt) (Oklahoma)
The National Weather Center and NOAA (Norman, Oklahoma)
Big Texan Steak Ranch (I will NOT be attempting the 72oz steak!) (Amarillo, Texas)
What are some of your favorite Roadside Attractions in Middle America? Let me know in the comments, and I will add them to my Possible Trip Goals list!
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One thought on “[StormChasing] Oh, The Places We’ll Go!”
The last two chases for me have been concentrated in the Southern Plains, but that’s not necessarily a trend. In 2014, it seemed like I spent most of the chase in Nebraska. Also, as we get closer to summer, the storms trend north with the jet stream.