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

Dodge City, Kansas Tornadoes

Many tornadoes of all shapes and sizes on this day near Dodge City, KS. 

Wynnewood and Sulphur Oklahoma Tornadoes

An EF-4 tornado with incredible twisted vortices and multiple close encounters near Wynnewood, OK and an EF-3 wedge monster north of Sulphur, OK on May 9, 2016

Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado

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

Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 Tornado

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

Ben Holcomb - Storm Chaser, Adventurer, IT Professional

Storm Chasing Videos

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

Storm Chaser Ben Holcomb

Ben Holcomb is a Storm Chaser and IT Professional (in that order) that lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Ben works for a managed service provider with clients mostly based in the financial sector as a Linux Engineer. 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. He has also installed weather forecast and display systems in multiple foreign countries.

Best Travel Destination

I get asked all the time, "Ben, what is your favorite place you've traveled?" My answer is always the same - Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Everything about the city from the airport arrival process to driving out of the airport and into the city is amazing. That is only the start.

Drive west an hour and you're in the most beautiful mountains on earth. Some of the most beautiful storms on earth are in Alberta. You can find wildlife from Grizzly Bears to Elk to Wild Horses all within a day drive of Calgary.

And with the Canadian<->United States conversion in money, it's a steal for US Citizens to go visit Canada right now.

Recent Travel Destinations

Where in the world have I been lately?

Red Buoy marks the edge of the Rosario Strait shipping lanes

Pacific Northwest

September 5, 2020
The Watchman at Crater Lake Naitonal Park in Oregon

Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Coast

August 15, 2020
A thunderstorm over Lake Superior with a beautiful shelf cloud

Upper Peninsula of Michigan

July 15, 2020
House of Commons of Canada located in Ottawa Canada

Ottawa Ontario Canada

February 29, 2020
The Vancouver Skyline over the Vancouver Harbour from Stanley Park

Vancouver and Seattle

February 9, 2020
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain

Spain Roadtrip

October 3, 2019
View from the Lincoln Memorial over the reflecting pool and National Mall

Washington D.C.

August 3, 2019
View from Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza

New York City

May 1, 2019