Storm Chasing

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 225 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 OU Meteorology as an IT Professional.


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. He now works with Spotter Network on the Advisory Committee. 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.

Featured Tornado Photos

Latest Chases

  • June 15, 2024 - A long trip for a shelf cloud while tornadoes happen on another supercell (936 Miles)
  • June 3, 2024 - Lacking sufficient upper air support, storms fail to maintain and die shortly after forming. (376 Miles)
  • June 2, 2024 - Multiple photogenic tornadoes on a supercell near Silverton Texas (653 Miles)
  • May 30, 2024 - Supercell along an outflow boundary produces a nice stovepipe tornado south of Midland Texas (723 Miles)
  • May 29, 2024 - Late night chase on a supercell south of Clovis New Mexico (319 Miles)
  • May 28, 2024 - A busted chase with two broken wheels and tires (374 Miles)
  • May 25, 2024 - Another hyped day in Oklahoma that fails to materialize. (352 Miles)
  • May 23, 2024 - Multiple strong tornadoes on a supercell near El Dorado Oklahoma on the Oklahoma/Texas border (404 Miles)
  • May 21, 2024 - Multiple intense tornadoes in southwest Iowa (1260 Miles)
  • May 19, 2024 - Multiple tornadoes on an intense supercell from Western Oklahoma to the OKC Metro (451 Miles)
  • May 15, 2024 - Hail to the size of softballs falling out of a supercell in northern Oklahoma (298 Miles)
  • May 9, 2024 - Road construction delays me enough to lose a windshield in 2-4 inch hail near Brady, Texas (932 Miles)
  • May 6, 2024 - Multiple tornadoes on a overall high risk bust in Oklahoma (463 Miles)
  • May 4, 2024 - Two tornadoes near Fort Stockton in far southwest Texas (857 Miles)
  • May 3, 2024 - Left late and missed all of the tornadoes (433 Miles)
  • May 1, 2024 - Two tornadoes observed on two separate supercells in the Texas Panhandle (550 Miles)
  • April 27, 2024 - A messy day of intense supercells in Southwest Oklahoma and Western North Texas (529 Miles)
  • April 26, 2024 - Supercell from east of Lexington to Seminole before it evaporated (124 Miles)
  • April 1, 2024 - A moderate risk on April Fools day that failed to materialize (321 Miles)
  • March 24, 2024 - A funnel near Hammon Oklahoma on a moisture starved early season chase (458 Miles)
  • September 23, 2023 - A Fall Saturday chase in Eastern Oklahoma provides some good storms and lightning. (274 Miles)
  • June 25, 2023 - On a supercell near Indianapolis that becomes outflowy and evaporates while a nearby storm produces a beautiful tornado. (1692 Miles)
  • June 21, 2023 - Strong tornado hits the town of Matador, Texas (737 Miles)
  • June 17, 2023 - Beautifully structured supercell tracks from near Pampa to Roger Mills County in Western Oklahoma (579 Miles)
  • June 15, 2023 - In proximity of a tornado near Loco, OK (387 Miles)