Storm Chaser Ben Holcomb
As a resident of Oklahoma, Storm Chaser Ben Holcomb is centrally located in the heart of tornado alley. Each spring he travels thousands of miles in pursuit of severe and unusual weather. While a good day of structure or big hail is exciting, nothing compares to the grand prize of storm chasers: the Tornado. To date, Ben has witnessed approximately 200 tornadoes.
Ben Holcomb spent the first 25 years of his life in Lansing, Michigan where he became fascinated with severe weather. While he ultimately chose a career in Information Technology, he has still managed to tie it in with weather. Ben learned all of his meteorological knowledge through internet research and experience. He has no formal weather education.
In 2007, Ben began chasing storms outside of Michigan. He also became involved with bringing live video streaming technology from storm chasers to the public. This merging of weather and technology lead him to move to Oklahoma in 2010. Ben worked for a private weather company before spending time at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology as an IT Professional He now works for an Oklahoma-based company as a Cloud/Linux Engineer.
Ben has worked with numerous media outlets from local TV stations to national news networks and had his storm chaser video shown worldwide. He helped put together the SPC Video Lecture Series and the Tornado Forecasting Workshop while working at The University of Oklahoma. Ben was a member of RACES in the Lansing area and ran the county Skywarn program. Ben has also assisted with international weather installations in Thailand, Indonesia, and Dubai.
Storm Chaser Ben Holcomb Track Map
This map utilizes my last known SpotterNetwork location. The map updates locations automatically when I am active.
- May 30, 2022 - Started off near a moderate risk/15% hatched tornado risk in Sioux City and chased supercells in southern Kansas (648 Miles)
- May 29, 2022 - A potentially potent day in Northeastern Nebraska in a showdown with the cap. The cap won. (709 Miles)
- May 24, 2022 - Bust down near Brownwood in Central Texas. Outflow storm modes dominate. (624 Miles)
- May 12, 2022 - 80-90 MPH Straight line winds in a fast moving Derecho near Huron, SD (1585 Miles)
- May 4, 2022 - Multiple tornadoes including wedges in Eastern Oklahoma. Witnessed the Seminole Oklahoma Tornado (342 Miles)
- May 2, 2022 - Multiple intense supercells in Oklahoma with some local photo ops (399 Miles)
- April 29, 2022 - Strong tornado rips through Andover, Kansas (395 Miles)
- April 23, 2022 - An intense supercell rolls through Oklahoma City metro area on a Saturday evening (174 Miles)
- April 22, 2022 - Insane surface winds lead to a dust storm that makes it almost impossible to see storms. (1302 Miles)
- April 13, 2022 - Moderate Risk bust in Arkansas (668 Miles)