Last Updated on Sunday, 10 January 2010 16:02
Written by Roger Hill
Silver Lining Tours
Check out the 2009 Chase Accounts for what we caught. You won't believe what you see!
Welcome to the world of storm chasing! Do you enjoy a flash of lightning, clap of thunder and the darkening skies as a thunderstorm approaches? Do you watch all those TV shows that feature severe weather and tornadoes and wish you could see them in person? Well, we have what you are looking for!
We at Silver Lining Tours are one of the oldest and most experienced tour companies in the country! This page and the pages from the links above will provide you with all the information you need to come and explore one of the last frontiers, storm chasing!
We are now offering LOCAL storm chasing tours! Do you live within a few hours of Denver or can get to Denver on short notice? Can you only get away for a day at a time or are not interested in being on the road overnight to chase storms? We have THE answer! Check out our LOCAL TOURS and see this new, innovative approach to storm chasing!
SEE WHAT WE HAVE INTERCEPTED WHILE ON TOURS! WE HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS THIS PAST THREE YEARS, DESPITE YEARS THAT WERE MUCH BELOW AVERAGE ON TORNADO PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES.
If you are interested in an on call or a longer (INCREDIBLE!) tour across the plains, please visit the SILVER LINING TOURS WEBSITE. We use state of the art equipment and modern comfortable tour vans for you to enjoy your storm chasing vacation. You have seen us on The Weather Channel: Storm Stories, NOVA, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, FOX NEWS, CNN and more, so now come out and enjoy a chase tour with us!
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a tour, please email myself or my partner, Dr. David Gold, or give us a call!
We are often asked what it's like to go on a storm chase tour. Find out HERE.
Roger and Caryn Hill
Caryn & Roger Hill
|What people say about our tours:
"Growing up, I loved being outside during storms as well as learning about how they form. When I heard about Roger and his talent for finding storms, I knew I had to try being outside in storms on the plains. It was one of the best choices I ever made! So far, I have been on three storm chase tours led by Roger and am currently counting days until the fourth. Caryn and Roger make all guests feel welcome and are both great company for the long hours on the road. Roger has the knowledge and instincts to find the best (i.e.: strongest!) storm around. Along with that talent, he has unlimited patience for explaining the intricacies that are associated with severe weather. He is happy to answer any and all questions and enjoys discussing all facets of weather. Nothing else compares to being able to watch a storm forming on radar, learning to
analyze data, getting to the destination then seeing the sky explode in one of the best shows nature has to offer. Even on the days nature chooses not to put on a show, Roger has enough knowledge of the plains to bring his guests to a fun filled destination. He and Caryn make a great team and watching them in action is an added enhancement to an already great vacation." Trish Monahan, M
"Storm chasing with Roger and Caryn Hill has been a dream come true. They've provided an outlet to fuel my passion to see the beauty of nature's wild side in the flesh. The awe-inspiring images I will never forget. After every tour I've felt more educated thanks to the wealth of knowledge they are willing to share. With Weather 101 classes and morning briefings throughout my tours I was given the knowledge and basic tools necessary to be a participant and not just a tag-a-long tourist. I was encouraged to ask questions, no matter how trivial. Every question was answered--most importantly to me, in understandable non-technical terms. One can be taught the science of forecasting, yet the "street-smart" instinct and intuition Roger and Caryn wield can only be acquired throughout their years of experience chasing. Their history elevated my confidence in staying out of harms way. While as we traveled, their memories repainted the art of their past tornado chases along our routes. In chasing with Roger and Caryn I have made many lifelong friendships. Roger and Caryn demonstrated with ease the people skills required to balance the varieties in personality and backgrounds in close quarters . Their tireless efforts display their desire to provide a most memorable experience. I wouldn't chase with anyone else." Bob Eaton Meriden, CT