Welcome to StormChase.com, the official storm chasing website and exclusive showcase for the photography and work of storm chaser Brian Barnes, freelance videographer for The Weather Channel®.  It is through his rich and broad experience, nearly 20 years of working this medium that he provides us with access to a world of extreme weather, scenery, travel and science that few of us have a chance to see - or feel - in person.


Brian's work vividly expresses his own philosophical concerns about storm chasing, atmospheric science, and conservation of our fragile, but sometimes ruthless planet.  His archives offer an unparalleled selection of pictures - over 500,000 - of storm structure, tornadoes, hail, lightning, natural history, conservation issues, science and travel photography.

What Brian communicates in every photo is a passion for his subjects - a virtual story in a single image that resonates hope or despair, survival or demise, bounty or depletion.  Beauty, Awe, Eloquence, and Wonder. All of them represent the best of Brian Barnes' vision, talent and skill as a photojournalist and storm chaser traveling the world.

We invite you to explore Brian's world of breathless beauty, heart-stopping action, and countless one-of-a-kind events through his photography, his videos or by joining him on a storm chasing tour with StormTours.com.

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Tornado count up in 2015, El Niño to blame.

Posted by Brian Barnes on September 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment
A wild year of tornadoes is in the books, thanks to El Nino! 2015 started off slow with the slowest month being February having only two tornadoes on record. But, as Tornado Alley heated up in the spring, so did the tornado count. Read More

Instragramming Tornado and Storm Photos

Posted by Brian Barnes on July 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment
Being social media challenged, I haven't caught on to a lot of things, including Instagram until recently. My wife suggested that I start an Instagram account for StormTours.com... Read More

Putting "Exposure and Trade" in your gas tank.

Posted by Brian Barnes on February 24, 2015 | Leave a Comment
Nearly every month, I receive an email and/or phone calls from someone in the television industry looking to cast talent or looking to do a story of some kind on storm chasing. Here is one of the most recents: Read More

Super Typhoon Vongfong - Images

Posted by Brian Barnes on October 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Just about every news agency on the planet is updating their websites with info from Japan about Typhoon Vongfong which is currently bearing down on Okinawa. We've grabbed a few of the best satellite images and an incredible photograph taken from the International Space Station.  Read More

October Tornadoes: Mini-Season 2014

Posted by Brian Barnes on October 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment
It's October. In Oklahoma that usually means changing colors on trees, kids in scary costumes, hoodies, football and well, tornadoes! October is the busiest month for tornadoes in Oklahoma outside of our classic March-June tornado season. Read More
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