Movies like "Twister" glamorized storm chasing, but now many tours have been created to get you right in the middle of these deadly tornadoes. Groups like Cloud 9 Tours, Tempest Tours and Storm Chasing Adventure Tours offer the opportunity to chase the weather over a week or two and witness intense lightning, strong winds and large hail.
Typical days on most of the tours start with a big breakfast, because after that anything is possible. Storms can strike at anytime, but things get intense during the late afternoon into the evening. Expect to spend your day in an SUV or van traveling up to 500 miles each day in search of the big one.
Some tours have already been filled for this summer, but 2009 is just around the corner. You can lock in prices on some of the tours now, and with gas prices rising and the tours already starting at just under $3,000, you'll probably end up ahead.