Storm chasing company offers unique solar eclipse tour


ARLINGTON, Texas – On August 21, a total solar eclipse will span across the breadth of the contiguous US from Oregon to South Carolina. Dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” it is the first total solar eclipse in the continental US in 38 years, and the first to track coast to coast since 1918, nearly 100 years ago, making it a once in a lifetime event.

Texas based Tempest Tours, a company specializing in storm chasing tours since 2000, is hosting a special week-long tour to view and photograph the eclipse in Nebraska. “We decided to offer the eclipse tour because it’s right up our alley,” said Tempest Tours founder and President Martin Lisius. “We thoroughly understand meteorology and astronomy as well as the area we will be ‘chasing’ the eclipse in. Since we are experts at weather forecasting, we can get our guests to a good viewing location. It’s really not much different than storm chasing except we will be forecasting clear skies rather than storms on the eclipse day,” he said.

In addition to solar eclipse viewing, the company will be tracking severe storms in the day and filming celestial phenomenon such as the Milky Way at night. Western Nebraska, where much of the tour will take place, features some of the darkest night skies in the US which are ideal for astrophotography.

The Total Solar Eclipse Tour (Tour 11) will depart from Denver on August 15. Cost is $2745.00 single/$2595.00 double. In addition, the company is currently booking for its spring 2018 storm chasing expeditions, and reports many of those already sold out. More information at

Contact: Megan St.Cin at 274-9313.