Storm Chasing Statistics

Here is where I keep yearly statistics related to storm chasing. I keep these for myself, but keep them public in case anyone is curious.

2017
Storm Chasing Days 3
Tornado Days: 0
Tornadoes: 0
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 1
Largest Hail Encountered: 3"
Highest Wind Gust: 50 MPH
Miles Driven: 2716
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 0
Best Chase Day: 1/15
States: OK, TX, LA, MS, FL
2016
Storm Chasing Days 23
Tornado Days: 7
Tornadoes: 29
Photogenic Tornadoes: 18
Busts: 9
Largest Hail Encountered: 3.75"
Highest Wind Gust: 80mph
Miles Driven: 12,757
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 34
Best Chase Day: May 9
States: OK, TX, KS, AR, MT, CO
2015
Storm Chasing Days 35
Tornado Days: 16
Tornadoes: 33
Photogenic Tornadoes: 6
Busts: 11
Largest Hail Encountered: 3.75"
Highest Wind Gust: 80-90+mph
Miles Driven: 22149
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 55
Best Chase Day: May 27
States: OK, TX, AR, MO, IL, NE, CO, KS, MI, IA, IN
2014
Storm Chasing Days 24
Tornado Days: 4
Tornadoes: 6
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 8
Largest Hail Encountered: 2"
Highest Wind Gust: 75mph
Miles Driven: 15,521
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 14
Best Chase Day: 4/28
States: OK, KS, TX, CO, NM, MS, AR, AL, NE, WY, IA, MN
2013
Storm Chasing Days: 19
Tornado Days: 5
Tornadoes: 8
Photogenic Tornadoes: 3
Busts: 5
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.75"
Highest Wind Gust: 85mph
Miles Driven: 8591
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 8
Best Chase Day: May 20
States: TX, OK, KS
2012
Storm Chasing Days: 34
Tornado Days: 9
Tornadoes: 25
Photogenic Tornadoes: 9
Busts: 8
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.75"
Highest Wind Gust: 75mph
Miles Driven: 17919
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 24
Best Chase Day: April 30
States: OK, TX, KS, NE, SD, CO, ND, IA, MN, NM
2011
Storm Chasing Days: 23
Tornado Days: 10
Tornadoes: 34
Photogenic Tornadoes: 20
Busts: 4
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.5"
Highest Wind Gust: 85mph
Miles Driven: 13,768
Windshields Replaced: 2
Spotter Network Reports: 20
Best Chase Day: May 24
States: OK, KS, NE, IA, TX, SD, MO, AR, CO
2010
Storm Chasing Days: 34
Tornado Days: 6
Tornadoes: 18
Photogenic Tornadoes: 12
Busts: 11
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.5"
Highest Wind Gust: 80mph
Miles Driven: 24,519
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 22
Best Chase Day: May 22nd
States: IL, IA, MO, TX, LA, MS, AL, NE, KS, AR, TN, OH, OK, SD, WY, IN, MN, MI
2009
Storm Chasing Days: 23
Tornado Days: 5
Tornadoes: 10
Photogenic Tornadoes: 3
Busts: 6
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.75"
Highest Wind Gust: 50mph
Miles Driven: 17,848
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 20
Best Chase Day: April 29th
States: TX, NM, OK, KS, NE, IA, WI, IL, MO, IN, MI, OH

2008
Storm Chasing Days: 23
Tornado Days: 2
Tornadoes: 2
Photogenic Tornadoes: 1
Busts: 4
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.0"
Highest Wind Gust: 70mph
Miles Driven: 12,452
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 40
Best Chase Day: May 2nd
States: MI, IN, OH, TN, AR, IL, MS, AL, KS, NE, SD, IA,
2007
Storm Chasing Days: 2
Tornado Days: 0
Tornadoes: 0
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 0
Largest Hail Encountered: Pea Sized
Highest Wind Gust: 60mph
Miles Driven: 487
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 0
Best Chase Day: October 18th
States: MI, IN



Tornadoes Seen

  • May 2, 2008 - Earle, AR (EF-3)
  • May 26, 2008 - Pratt, KS (Unknown)
  • April 25, 2009 - Mobeetie, TX (Unknown)
  • April 29, 2009 - Cedar Hill, TX (Unknown) - 5 Tornadoes
  • May 1, 2009 - Haskell, TX (Unknown)
  • May 13, 2009 - Edina, MO (EF-1)
  • June 5, 2009 - Goshen County, WY (EF-2)
  • June 5, 2009 - Dalton, NE (Unknown)
  • April 22, 2010 - Cee Vee, TX (Unknown)
  • April 24, 2010 - Valley Park/Yazoo City, MS (EF-4)
  • April 29, 2010 - Hollenberg, KS (EF-0)
  • May 10, 2010 - South of Wakita, OK (EF-3) - 4 tornadoes
  • May 22, 2010 - Edmunds County, SD (EF-4 Highest Rated) - 10 tornadoes
  • June 5, 2010 - Lincoln, IL (EF-0)
  • April 9, 2011 - Mapleton, IA (EF-3)
  • April 9, 2011 - Arthur, IA (EF-2) - 2 Tornadoes
  • April 9, 2011 - Odebolt, IA (EF-2)
  • April 9, 2011 - Early, IA (EF-3)
  • April 9, 2011 - Varina, IA (EF-3)
  • April 9, 2011 - Pocahontas, IA (EF-4)
  • April 9, 2011 - St. Joseph, IA (EF-1)
  • April 14, 2011 - Stroud, OK (EF-0)
  • April 24, 2011 - Baird, TX (EF-0)
  • May 12, 2011 - Aurora, NE (EF-0)
  • May 21, 2011 - Ada, OK - 4 Tornadoes
  • May 24, 2011 - Chickasha, OK(EF-4)
  • May 24, 2011 - Shawnee/McLoud, OK (EF-2)
  • May 24, 2011 - Haskell, OK (EF-2)
  • June 11, 2011 - SW La Junta, CO (Unknown)
  • June 11, 2011 - Turpin, OK (Unknown)
  • June 20, 2011 - York and Polk County Nebraska(Unknown)(3 Tornadoes)
  • September 17, 2011 - Wakita, Oklahoma Tornadoes (Unknown)(3 Tornadoes)
  • November 7, 2011 - Tipton, OK (EF-4)
  • November 7, 2011 - Manitou, OK (EF-0) (2 Tornadoes)
  • November 7, 2011 - Snyder, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 - Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 - Saddle Mountain, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 - Alden, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 - Fort Cobb, OK (EF-1)
  • March 18, 2012 - Willow/Brinkman, OK (Unknown)(3 Tornadoes)
  • April 13, 2012 - Norman, OK
  • April 13, 2012 - Saddle Mountain, OK
  • April 13, 2012 - Carnegie, OK(2 Tornadoes)
  • April 14, 2012 - Sawyer, KS
  • April 14, 2012 - Haven, KS (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 14, 2012 - Hesston, KS (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 14, 2012 - Lost Springs, KS
  • April 27, 2012 - Council Grove, KS
  • April 28, 2012 - Aspermont, TX
  • April 29, 2012 - Lubbock, TX
  • April 30, 2012 - Medford, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 25, 2012 - LaCrosse, KS (5 Tornadoes)
  • October 12, 2012 - Hale County, TX (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 17, 2013 - Lawton, OK
  • April 17, 2013 - Vernon, TX
  • April 17, 2013 - Grandfield, OK
  • May 17, 2013 - Eliasville, TX
  • May 20, 2013 - Moore, OK (EF-5)
  • May 29, 2013 - Erick, OK
  • May 31, 2013 - El Reno, OK(EF-3)
  • May 31, 2013 - Tuttle, OK
  • April 27, 2014 - El Paso, AR(EF-4)
  • April 28, 2014 - Columbus, MS (2 Tornadoes)(EF-2)
  • May 21, 2014 - Denver, CO
  • June 29, 2014 - Persia, IA
  • June 29, 2014 - Portsmouth, IA
  • April 2, 2015 - Afton, OK
  • April 16, 2015 - Panhandle, TX
  • April 26, 2015 - Stephenville, TX (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 26, 2015 - Glen Rose, TX
  • May 6, 2015 - Amber, OK(EF-0)
  • May 6, 2015 - Bridge Creek, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 6, 2015 - Norman, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 6, 2015 - Bridge Creek, OK(EF-3)
  • May 10, 2015 - Denton, TX(EF-1)
  • May 16, 2015 - Tipton, OK(EF-3)
  • May 19, 2015 - Buffalo Springs, TX
  • May 22, 2015 - Fort Stockton, TX
  • May 24, 2015 - Plains, KS (4 Tornadoes)(EF-1, EF-0, EF-1, EF-2)
  • May 26, 2015 - Caddo, TX (2 tornadoes)
  • May 26, 2015 - Gordon, TX
  • May 27, 2015 - Canadian, TX (4 Tornadoes)
  • June 3, 2015 - Hodgeman County, KS
  • June 20, 2015 - Eddyville, IA
  • June 22, 2015 - Harmon, IL(EF-1)
  • November 16, 2015 - Claude, TX(EF-0)
  • November 16, 2015 - Groom, TX(EF-0)
  • November 16, 2015 - Pampa, TX (2 tornadoes from different supercells)(Both EF-3)
  • December 26, 2015 - Rowlett, TX (EF-4)
  • March 13, 2016 - Lake Ouachita, Arkansas (EF-1)
  • April 15, 2016 - Eva, OK (4 tornadoes)
  • May 8, 2016 - Marlow, OK
  • May 9, 2016 - Katie, OK (EF-4)
  • May 9, 2016 - Sulphur, OK (2 Tornadoes) (EF-3)
  • May 9, 2016 - Atoka, OK (EF-1)
  • May 22, 2016 - Big Spring, TX (9 Tornadoes)
  • May 23, 2016 - Turkey, TX (EF-3)
  • May 24, 2016 - Dodge City, KS (9 Tornadoes)



Best Chase Days

  1. May 24, 2011 - Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak
  2. May 9, 2016 - South Central Oklahoma Tornadoes
  3. May 24, 2016 - Dodge City, KS Tornadoes
  4. June 20, 2011 - South Central Nebraska Outbreak
  5. May 20, 2013 - Moore, OK EF-5 Tornado
  6. May 22, 2010 - Bowdle, SD Tornadofest/Farmers Field Incident
  7. November 7, 2011 - Oklahoma November Tornado Outbreak