Ben Holcomb – Storm Chaser

Storm Chasing

In Pursuit of Tornadoes

Each year I travel thousands of miles across the great plains of the United States in search of observing tornadoes and supercells. This website is a collection of my experiences in pursuit of violent winds and some of the most extreme weather in the world. When I’m not working or chasing storms, I enjoy traveling to beautiful places around the world. You can also view videos on Rumble or Youtube

Recent Storm Chases

  • June 15, 2024 - A long trip for a shelf cloud while tornadoes happen on another supercell (936 Miles)
  • June 3, 2024 - Lacking sufficient upper air support, storms fail to maintain and die shortly after forming. (376 Miles)
  • June 2, 2024 - Multiple photogenic tornadoes on a supercell near Silverton Texas (653 Miles)
  • May 30, 2024 - Supercell along an outflow boundary produces a nice stovepipe tornado south of Midland Texas (723 Miles)
  • May 29, 2024 - Late night chase on a supercell south of Clovis New Mexico (319 Miles)

Recent Travel Destinations

Needles Highway

A trip down the scenic Needles Highway in Custer State Park in Western South Dakota…

Black Hills South Dakota

A trip to Rapid City and the Black Hills including Mount Rushmore…

Badlands National Park

A trip to Badlands National Park to visit the park and view the aurora borealis in May 2024…

Mesa Verde National Park

An off season Monday morning visit to Mesa Verde National Park. The park was pretty empty, however, there is a lot of attractions closed…


GOES-U Falcon Heavy Launch

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch of the GOES-U weather Satellite from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida…

Aurora Borealis in Badlands National Park

A geomagnetic storm hit earth around May 10th and caused two nights of aurora borealis across the USA. This is the second night in Badlands National Park…

Geomagnetic Storm of May 10, 2024

A massive geomagnetic storm hitting earth caused the most prolific aurora borealis I have ever seen on May 10, 2024…

Total Solar Eclipse of 2024

4 minutes and 10 seconds of totality in Poplar Bluff, MO…