"Small Tours with Limited Clients Makes for the Best Experience"
Gregg Potter, the founder of F5!, has always believed the only way to experience storms and traveling across the Great Plains is in small groups. Back in 1999 when we started, limited clients and heavy Suburbans made for the safest experience and that has not changed 21 years later. So, for a more personalized experience chasing storms this year enjoy getting to know the F5! family and you'll want be back year after year like many of our long-time clients!
Discover the F5! difference
A wealth of knowledge to enhance your experience
Our meteorologists come with decades of chasing experience. As one of the first tours bringing guests up close and personal with the most severe weather in the world, you can trust us on your next chasing vacation.
Safety and comfort in the extreme weather
F5! tours in ONLY large SUV trucks like the Suburban, not passenger vans like most the competition. Enjoy maximum comfort, only 3 additional clients and maximum safety in our chasing vehicles.
LATEST ON-BOARD TECHNOLOGY
In 1999, we were lucky to have internet access in the hotels at night. Now, we employ live streaming radar, GPS, lightning, official watches and warnings and everything our staff needs to locate the best storms possible storms each day!
NETWORK OF METEOROLOGISTS
To finalize the most precise forecasts for the days to follow, F5! on-board meteorologists also consult with our network of experienced chasers to pinpoint the touchdown of the next elusive tornado!
MEET YOUR PERSONAL GUIDES
One of the greatest advantages to choosing F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris is the personalized attention you will receive from our world-class team. Backed by the knowledge and experience of our professional meteorologists and guided by our arsenal of seasoned drivers, F5! has everything to get you up close and personal with the strongest storms on this planet.
Founder & Lead Meteorologist
Lead Driver & Navigator
Driver & Forecaster
Why Choose F5!
Our storm chasing adventure will entertain you while we traverse tornado alley from Texas to North Dakota! We have been offering our tornado holidays for more than 20 years and have been near the biggest events in the Midwest ever since.
As a tour company with years of experienced forecasting and successfully intercepting tornados, we are sure your chase logs will be something you cherish for years to come!
What our clients say
Since 1999, F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris has been offering extremely personal and educational luxury tours chasing the world’s most severe storms. Clients from around the world come back year after year to once again join our fearless and capable crew searching for the mother lode of severe storms – TORNADOES!
Here are just a few of the comments we hear after each season:
I have been touring with F5 for 5 years now and I have loved every minute of it. My friend and I picked F5 because we liked the thought of traveling around in SUV’s with a small group of people. It was the best decision we could have made. We have not only seen amazing weather on each tour but also fun tourist spots and small towns with genuinely nice people.
San Diego CA
When I was searching on the Internet in 2008 for a storm chasing tour company, three factors were important in my final selection: safety, comfort, and a proven track-record for locating the storms. I chose F5! Tornado Safaris because they seem to meet all three of those factors. It was only going to be a one-time adventure for me so I wanted the best.
F5! Tornado Chasing Safaris are the most exhilarating and adventurous experiences we’ve ever had! The top notch staff is “at our service” with fun, information, places of interest along the way, and make sure we learn as much as we can about tornados and chasing them.
Bill and Dorreen B.