Welcome to P.D.S. Storm Tours! Come see Mother Nature at her best as we traverse Tornado Alley in search of severe storms. Our tours offer a once in a lifetime view of the awesome power of Nature. In this website, you will find valuable information to make your experience with our tour company one of the best!
P.D.S. Storm Tours strives to make your tour with us not only informative and understanding, but fun as well. We want you to be a satisfied guest and we will give you all information you need to better understand weather as you tell your family and friends of your experience for years to come!
P.D.S. Storm Tours was founded by Gene & Barbara Robertson and Dennis Jones, all of whom are St. Louis Missouri natives. We are fully trained weather spotters for the National Weather Service and go through re-training every 2 years.
P.D.S. Storm Tours stands for Pursuing Dryline Supercells, to which we cover Tornado Alley during the spring storm season and during other times of the year when conditions are conducive to severe storm development. As with any type of storm chasing, P.D.S. Storm Tours guarantees that you will see a storm capabile of producing a tornado. Tornadoes only happen in about 10% of all severe storms; however, you will see awesome storm structure, hail and lightning. With utilization of our chase forecasters, we place our tours in the right areas to allow our guests the very best views.
Our team utilizes the latest in Doppler radar programs to decipher storm structure and pick the best storm to chase. Our seasoned chase forecasters also use Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service forecasting models to allow our tours to be ahead of the storms and in good position to witness and document severe weather and tornadoes when they happen.
What makes P.D.S. Storm Tours stand out above all others is that we offer you a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. We are not in the business to talk over your head and not have you understand what you are looking at in the field. We want you to have fun and explore another side of science without being technical. After all, we are just like you and have a fascination with weather. We want nothing more than for you to go home after touring with us and know that you had the best vacation ever offered to you.