Here is where I keep yearly statistics related to storm chasing. I keep these for myself, but keep them public in case anyone is curious.

2019
Storm Chasing Days 0
Tornado Days: 0
Tornadoes: 0
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 0
Largest Hail Encountered: 0
Highest Wind Gust:
Miles Driven: 0
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 0
Best Chase Day: None
States: OK
2018
Storm Chasing Days 7
Tornado Days: 0
Tornadoes: 0
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 2
Largest Hail Encountered: 1.75
Highest Wind Gust: 40 mph
Miles Driven: 3056
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 1
Best Chase Day: None
States: OK, TX
2017
Storm Chasing Days 24
Tornado Days: 5
Tornadoes: 12
Photogenic Tornadoes: 4
Busts: 6
Largest Hail Encountered: 5″
Highest Wind Gust: 110 MPH
Miles Driven: 13,739
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 24
Best Chase Day: 5/18
States: OK, TX, LA, MS, FL, KS, NM, CO, WY, NE
2016
Storm Chasing Days 23
Tornado Days: 7
Tornadoes: 29
Photogenic Tornadoes: 18
Busts: 9
Largest Hail Encountered: 3.75″
Highest Wind Gust: 80mph
Miles Driven: 12,757
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 34
Best Chase Day: May 9
States: OK, TX, KS, AR, MT, CO
2015
Storm Chasing Days 35
Tornado Days: 16
Tornadoes: 33
Photogenic Tornadoes: 6
Busts: 11
Largest Hail Encountered: 3.75″
Highest Wind Gust: 80-90+mph
Miles Driven: 22,149
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 55
Best Chase Day: May 27
States: OK, TX, AR, MO, IL, NE, CO, KS, MI, IA, IN
2014
Storm Chasing Days 24
Tornado Days: 4
Tornadoes: 6
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 8
Largest Hail Encountered: 2″
Highest Wind Gust: 75mph
Miles Driven: 15,521
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 14
Best Chase Day: 4/28
States: OK, KS, TX, CO, NM, MS, AR, AL, NE, WY, IA, MN
2013
Storm Chasing Days: 19
Tornado Days: 5
Tornadoes: 8
Photogenic Tornadoes: 3
Busts: 5
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.75″
Highest Wind Gust: 85mph
Miles Driven: 8,591
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 8
Best Chase Day: May 20
States: TX, OK, KS
2012
Storm Chasing Days: 34
Tornado Days: 9
Tornadoes: 25
Photogenic Tornadoes: 9
Busts: 8
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.75″
Highest Wind Gust: 75mph
Miles Driven: 17,919
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 24
Best Chase Day: April 30
States: OK, TX, KS, NE, SD, CO, ND, IA, MN, NM
2011
Storm Chasing Days: 23
Tornado Days: 10
Tornadoes: 34
Photogenic Tornadoes: 20
Busts: 4
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.5″
Highest Wind Gust: 85mph
Miles Driven: 13,768
Windshields Replaced: 2
Spotter Network Reports: 20
Best Chase Day: May 24
States: OK, KS, NE, IA, TX, SD, MO, AR, CO
2010
Storm Chasing Days: 34
Tornado Days: 6
Tornadoes: 18
Photogenic Tornadoes: 12
Busts: 11
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.5″
Highest Wind Gust: 80mph
Miles Driven: 24,519
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 22
Best Chase Day: May 22nd
States: IL, IA, MO, TX, LA, MS, AL, NE, KS, AR, TN, OH, OK, SD, WY, IN, MN, MI
2009
Storm Chasing Days: 23
Tornado Days: 5
Tornadoes: 10
Photogenic Tornadoes: 3
Busts: 6
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.75″
Highest Wind Gust: 50mph
Miles Driven: 17,848
Windshields Replaced: 1
Spotter Network Reports: 20
Best Chase Day: April 29th
States: TX, NM, OK, KS, NE, IA, WI, IL, MO, IN, MI, OH
2008
Storm Chasing Days: 23
Tornado Days: 2
Tornadoes: 2
Photogenic Tornadoes: 1
Busts: 4
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.0″
Highest Wind Gust: 70mph
Miles Driven: 12,452
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 40
Best Chase Day: May 2nd
States: MI, IN, OH, TN, AR, IL, MS, AL, KS, NE, SD, IA,
2007
Storm Chasing Days: 2
Tornado Days: 0
Tornadoes: 0
Photogenic Tornadoes: 0
Busts: 0
Largest Hail Encountered: Pea Sized
Highest Wind Gust: 60mph
Miles Driven: 487
Windshields Replaced: 0
Spotter Network Reports: 0
Best Chase Day: October 18th
States: MI, IN

Tornadoes Seen

  • May 2, 2008 – Earle, AR (EF-3)
  • May 26, 2008 – Pratt, KS
  • April 25, 2009 – Mobeetie, TX
  • April 29, 2009 – Cedar Hill, TX – 5 Tornadoes
  • May 1, 2009 – Haskell, TX
  • May 13, 2009 – Edina, MO (EF-1)
  • June 5, 2009 – Goshen County, WY (EF-2)
  • June 5, 2009 – Dalton, NE
  • April 22, 2010 – Cee Vee, TX
  • April 24, 2010 – Valley Park/Yazoo City, MS (EF-4)
  • April 29, 2010 – Hollenberg, KS (EF-0)
  • May 10, 2010 – South of Wakita, OK (EF-3) – 4 tornadoes
  • May 22, 2010 – Edmunds County, SD (EF-4 Highest Rated) – 10 tornadoes
  • June 5, 2010 – Lincoln, IL (EF-0)
  • April 9, 2011 – Mapleton, IA (EF-3)
  • April 9, 2011 – Arthur, IA (EF-2) – 2 Tornadoes
  • April 9, 2011 – Odebolt, IA (EF-2)
  • April 9, 2011 – Early, IA (EF-3)
  • April 9, 2011 – Varina, IA (EF-3)
  • April 9, 2011 – Pocahontas, IA (EF-4)
  • April 9, 2011 – St. Joseph, IA (EF-1)
  • April 14, 2011 – Stroud, OK (EF-0)
  • April 24, 2011 – Baird, TX (EF-0)
  • May 12, 2011 – Aurora, NE (EF-0)
  • May 21, 2011 – Ada, OK – 4 Tornadoes
  • May 24, 2011 – Chickasha, OK(EF-4)
  • May 24, 2011 – Shawnee/McLoud, OK (EF-2)
  • May 24, 2011 – Haskell, OK (EF-2)
  • June 11, 2011 – SW La Junta, CO
  • June 11, 2011 – Turpin, OK
  • June 20, 2011 – York and Polk County Nebraska(3 Tornadoes)
  • September 17, 2011 – Wakita, Oklahoma Tornadoes (3 Tornadoes)
  • November 7, 2011 – Tipton, OK (EF-4)
  • November 7, 2011 – Manitou, OK (EF-0) (2 Tornadoes)
  • November 7, 2011 – Snyder, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 – Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 – Saddle Mountain, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 – Alden, OK (EF-0)
  • November 7, 2011 – Fort Cobb, OK (EF-1)
  • March 18, 2012 – Willow/Brinkman, OK (3 Tornadoes)
  • April 13, 2012 – Norman, OK
  • April 13, 2012 – Saddle Mountain, OK
  • April 13, 2012 – Carnegie, OK(2 Tornadoes)
  • April 14, 2012 – Sawyer, KS
  • April 14, 2012 – Haven, KS (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 14, 2012 – Hesston, KS (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 14, 2012 – Lost Springs, KS
  • April 27, 2012 – Council Grove, KS
  • April 28, 2012 – Aspermont, TX
  • April 29, 2012 – Lubbock, TX
  • April 30, 2012 – Medford, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 25, 2012 – LaCrosse, KS (5 Tornadoes)
  • October 12, 2012 – Hale County, TX (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 17, 2013 – Lawton, OK
  • April 17, 2013 – Vernon, TX
  • April 17, 2013 – Grandfield, OK
  • May 17, 2013 – Eliasville, TX
  • May 20, 2013 – Moore, OK (EF-5)
  • May 29, 2013 – Erick, OK
  • May 31, 2013 – El Reno, OK(EF-3)
  • May 31, 2013 – Tuttle, OK
  • April 27, 2014 – El Paso, AR(EF-4)
  • April 28, 2014 – Columbus, MS (2 Tornadoes)(EF-2)
  • May 21, 2014 – Denver, CO
  • June 29, 2014 – Persia, IA
  • June 29, 2014 – Portsmouth, IA
  • April 2, 2015 – Afton, OK
  • April 16, 2015 – Panhandle, TX
  • April 26, 2015 – Stephenville, TX (2 Tornadoes)
  • April 26, 2015 – Glen Rose, TX
  • May 6, 2015 – Amber, OK(EF-0)
  • May 6, 2015 – Bridge Creek, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 6, 2015 – Norman, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 6, 2015 – Bridge Creek, OK(EF-3)
  • May 10, 2015 – Denton, TX(EF-1)
  • May 16, 2015 – Tipton, OK(EF-3)
  • May 19, 2015 – Buffalo Springs, TX
  • May 22, 2015 – Fort Stockton, TX
  • May 24, 2015 – Plains, KS (4 Tornadoes)(EF-1, EF-0, EF-1, EF-2)
  • May 26, 2015 – Caddo, TX (2 tornadoes)
  • May 26, 2015 – Gordon, TX
  • May 27, 2015 – Canadian, TX (4 Tornadoes)
  • June 3, 2015 – Hodgeman County, KS
  • June 20, 2015 – Eddyville, IA
  • June 22, 2015 – Harmon, IL(EF-1)
  • November 16, 2015 – Claude, TX(EF-0)
  • November 16, 2015 – Groom, TX(EF-0)
  • November 16, 2015 – Pampa, TX (2 tornadoes from different supercells)(Both EF-3)
  • December 26, 2015 – Rowlett, TX (EF-4)
  • March 13, 2016 – Lake Ouachita, Arkansas (EF-1)
  • April 15, 2016 – Eva, OK (4 tornadoes)
  • May 8, 2016 – Marlow, OK
  • May 9, 2016 – Katie, OK (EF-4)
  • May 9, 2016 – Sulphur, OK (2 Tornadoes) (EF-3)
  • May 9, 2016 – Atoka, OK (EF-1)
  • May 22, 2016 – Big Spring, TX (9 Tornadoes)
  • May 23, 2016 – Turkey, TX (EF-3)
  • May 24, 2016 – Dodge City, KS (9 Tornadoes)
  • March 26, 2017 – Ada, OK (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 9, 2017 – Sudan, TX (2 Tornadoes)
  • May 16, 2017 – Wheeler, TX
  • May 18, 2017 – Seiling to Waynoka, OK (4 tornadoes)
  • June 12, 2017 – Fort Laramie, WY
  • June 12, 2017 – Harrisburg, NE (2 tornadoes)

Best Chase Days

  1. May 24, 2011 – Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak
  2. May 22, 2010 – Bowdle, SD Tornadofest/Farmers Field Incident
  3. May 9, 2016 – South Central Oklahoma Tornadoes
  4. May 24, 2016 – Dodge City, KS Tornadoes
  5. June 20, 2011 – South Central Nebraska Outbreak
  6. November 7, 2011 – Oklahoma November Tornado Outbreak
  7. May 20, 2013 – Moore, OK EF-5 Tornado
  8. April 29, 2009 – First close tornado encounter in Floyd County, TX