Vernon Texas Tornadoes

Multiple photogenic tornadoes off the triple point near Vernon, TX in a late April spectacular display from mother nature.

Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado

A tornado impacts the northwest side of Mangum, Oklahoma in southwestern Oklahoma on May 20, 2019

Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

A violent EF-5 tornado rips through Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City on May 20, 2013.

November Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak

I observed 10 tornadoes on a supercell that tracked from near Frederick, OK northeastward to Binger. The strongest tornado was in Tipton - Rated EF-4

Ben Holcomb - Storm Chaser and IT Professional

Selfie on the gondola up to the summit of Mount Etna

Ben Holcomb

Storm Chaser

Ben Holcomb is a Storm Chaser and IT Professional that lives in Oklahoma. Ben works as a Linux Cloud Engineer for his day job and watches tornadoes on his day off. He has seen approximately 200 tornadoes since 2007 and has appeared on most national television networks. Ben loves to travel and has been to all 50 states and 19 countries.

Storm Chasing Videos

Latest videos from my storm chasing adventures around the Great Plains of the United States!

The most extreme storms on Earth

Each yeah 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 this rock of ours called Earth.

Storm Chases

Recent Chases

  • October 12, 2021 - Daytime supercell in Southwest Oklahoma and night time Clinton Oklahoma Tornado (458 Miles)
  • October 10, 2021 - Intense shortwave produces outflow dominant supercell in southwest Oklahoma (351 Miles)
  • May 27, 2021 - Quick trip up to north Edmond for surging outflow supercells north of the boundary. (171 Miles)
  • May 24, 2021 - Close intercept to a tornado near the town of Selden in northwest Kansas (746 Miles)
  • May 23, 2021 - Underwhelming storms in Colorado on a meridional flow day. (917 Miles)

Travel

Recent and featured travel destinations

Wild Goose Island Overlook on Saint Mary Lake in Glacier National Park Montana

Glacier National Park

September 25, 2016

Late season weekend visit to Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes Naitonal Park. Both parks are incredible and I need to spend more time at both.

A lone girl sits on a pile of rocks overlooking Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks

July 2, 2016

I spent a week in Alberta exploring the beautiful scenery and taking photos. I also managed to get in a surprise storm chase.

Launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-135 on July 8, 2011 from Kennedy Space Center Florida

STS-135 Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

July 8, 2011

Pictures from the 2011 Launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the last launch ever of a space shuttle.

Sporting Events

Recent sports events I've attended

Michigan Marching Band at the Orange Bowl 2021

2021 Orange Bowl

December 31, 2021

The 2021 College Football Playoffs semifinal at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida on December 31, 2021. Georgia defeated Michigan 34-11

Michigan wins the 2021 Big Ten Championship

2021 Big Ten Championship Game

December 4, 2021

Michigan faces Iowa in the 2021 Big Ten Championship game held at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan defeated Iowa 42-3.

Michigan vs Michigan State 2015

Michigan vs Michigan State 2015

October 17, 2015

The game sometimes known as “The Punt” or the botched punt. Michigan vs Michigan State 2015.

Concerts

Recent concerts I've attended

Staind performs at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan

Korn and Staind

August 31, 2021

Korn and Staind perform at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkson, Michigan on August 31, 2021. Jonathan Davis was just getting over COVID.

Jerry Cantrell performing live at the Pico Union Project in Los Angeles

Jerry Cantrell

December 7, 2019

Jerry Cantrell performs a show in Los Angeles at the Pico Union Project on December 7, 2019

Bring me the Horizon at The Criterion in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma October 21, 2019

Bring Me The Horizon

October 21, 2019

Bring me the Horizon performs live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Criterion on October 21, 2019. Backing up BMTH was Sleeping with Sirens.