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Tornado Tour 2008

Summary and numbers of the 2008 edition of the storm-chasing tour in United States

Tornado Tour 2008 ended the 24th of May with the flight back to Italy after spending more than 20 days in the Torando Alley. Here are our numbers:

partecipants (other than staf): 12
mileage: over 15.000
number of states visited: 9 (Texas, Oklhaoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska)
number of tornados chased: 6 (2 wedge, one EF4!)
visits to villages hit by tornados: 2

Today it’s possible to relive the emotions of days from May 2nd to 23th through the images pictures and videos. Watch these galleries:

Storm chasers in action by Gino De Grandis, professional photographer from San Francisco
Valentina Abinanti's picture gallery, partecipant of both 2007 and 2008 Tornado Tour
Videos from Fabio Giordano and Gabriele Formentini.


Fotografia di Gino De Grandis

Some of the Tornado Tour 2008 partecipants with staff personnel. Gino De Grandis picture.


During the storm-chasing in US we broadcast our adventure trough the web with live streaming video, news, GPS position overlapped to radar images, pictures from a camera mounted in one of the two VANs, routes and maps.