What is Storm Chasing

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Storm chasing is the intentional pursuit of any severe weather, regardless of the storm chaser's motive.  Storm chasers commonly chase storms for reasons such as curiosity, scientific investigation, photography and/or video to be used in news or media coverage or just to satisfy their curiosity of extreme weather and their passion of severe storms.

Storm Chaser Brian Barnes

Welcome to the home of storm chaser Brian Barnes.  It is through his rich and broad storm chasing experience, nearly 20 years of working this discipline 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 photography 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.

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 one of his incredible storm chasing tours.

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Big Day for Waterspouts in Florida Keys

Posted by Brian Barnes on September 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment
The past two weeks have been extremely active in terms of waterspouts in the Florida Keys. Last week, I intercepted two waterspouts happening simultaneously at mile marker 92 just offshore Tavernier on Plantation Key. Read More

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
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