SOURCE: Tempest Tours Storm Chasing Expeditions

Tempest Tours Storm Chasing Expeditions

January 14, 2010 11:51 ET

Storm Chasing Tour Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Texas-based Tempest Tours, Inc. provides guests with the adventure of a lifetime when skies turn dark. The company, which celebrates its 10th season this year, leads expeditions into America's Tornado Alley in search of nature's most dramatic weather.

"Our goal is to introduce the science and romance of storm chasing to our guests," said Tempest Tours president, Martin Lisius. "We provide an in-depth look at the dynamics responsible for the development of tornadoes. Guests leave with a better understanding of how our atmosphere works and a greater respect for what we do."

The Tempest Tours senior team is comprised of Lisius, William T. Reid, and Dr. Charles Doswell, III. Together, they have accumulated more than 70 years of storm chasing experience. Lisius is best known for his high quality motion picture footage of storms. Reid is a climatologist and published storm photographer. And, Dr. Doswell is a former researcher for the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma and is regarded as one of the top tornado scientists in the world.

Since 2003, Tempest Tours has intercepted 104 tornadoes in 9 states for guests who travel from around the world for a chance to see a twister in person. "Even though we can't guarantee a tornado, we can promise our customers the opportunity to live the life of a real storm chaser," Lisius said. "That in itself is an adventure they will always cherish."

Tempest Tours will expand operations in 2010 to include 10 tours starting in April and ending in July. Tours will depart from Arlington, Texas, Oklahoma City and Denver. Fees range from $1,395.00 to $2,895.00 per person for 4 to10 days of storm chasing. Information, including tour schedule, videos, and testimonials can be accessed on-line at

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