Chasing Australia for some storm chasers such as myself have allowed us to pioneer the techniques and make significant discoveries particularly of the LP supercell. Being local, you can come and go as you please so there is not as much pressure and an expectation of results. Mostly what can be expected here in
The Tornado Alley region however raises the bar a level! Not only can you or should you expect giant hailstones, you need to consider the likelihood of tornadoes. Storm producing conditions there are simply a storm chasers dream. The ingredients that are required for violent rotating storms often come together perfectly – some cases more than others. Tornadoes greater than a mile wide may be rare but have occurred many times throughout history! Tornado Alley is the pinnacle for storm chasing as
Another significant difference in storm chasing in
And of course, storm chasers in the United States are firm believers that bigger is better with some investing thousands of dollars to arm their vehicles with anemometers, radio antennas, radars and other instrumentation that can assist in storm chases and also record information. In more recent years, probes have been developed and also vehicles that look more like armoured tanks built to get inside information on tornadoes without being blown apart.