warren faidley
Your personal guide to extreme monsoon expeditions.... Warren Faidley

Warren Faidley was the first, full-time, storm chasing journalist, professional photographer and extreme weather adventurer.

Warren is a 25-year veteran of chasing some of the planet's most violent weather, including over 1,500 individual storms and natural disasters. He is a best selling author, award winning photographer, international lecturer and a foremost severe weather survival expert. He is one of the few individuals who has experienced both an F5 tornado and a category five hurricane.

You have likely seen Warren featured on television specials and news programs like The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and The Weather Channel.

Warren is a member of the American Meteorological Society, The National Eagle Scout Association, and is a Tactical EMT.

If you would like more information about Warren Faidley, his background, credits and history, we urge you to visit his biography page.

Join Warren to capture some of the southwestern monsoon's wild weather this summer!

Your chase adventures are private, one on one with Warren.

Your choice! Come to relax in the warm Sonoran desert, go sightseeing, watch the world class thunderstorms or learn how to photograph lightning
       and beautiful landscapes like a pro!

Experience the lightning and massive dust storms!

Lets go chase some monsoon thunderstorms in Arizona!

The Arizona monsoon begins in early July and runs through August. Some dates are reserved well in advance, so please book soon to reserve the most popular weeks.

We offer group discounts for corporate events.

Basic Information about our monsoon storm chase tours

We are based out of Tucson, Arizona for our thunderstorm / photography expeditions.

You arrive on Friday, morning or early afternoon.

Friday afternoon: Meeting and introduction. We will meet about 1 hour before our scheduled departure time. The departure time will be sometime after 4:00 PM depending on target location.

Saturday day. You have the option to relax, go sight seeing or enjoy a personal afternoon photography seminar / luncheon with Warren.

Saturday evening after 5:00 PM - We depart to chase monsoon thunderstorms.

Sunday: Open for sight seeing (on your own) and departure.

Prices do not include inbound or outbound transportation, lodging, sightseeing fees or meals. Lodging can be arranged for an extra fee. A 50% deposit is required to hold a date. (See terms of deposit listed below).

To reserve a chase, please see the "reservation instructions" located at the bottom of this page.
You can also call our hotline at 520 505-8702 and leave a message.

Arizona Monsoon Chase and Photography Expeditions - Chase Dates for 2016

The Monsoon storm chasing tours are based out of Tucson, Arizona, one of the top three "lightning photography capitals of the world."

We also offer Tornado Chasing Expeditions in the spring. Please visit this site to learn more.

2016 Monsoon Storm Chase Adventures / Photography Expeditions
Based out of Tucson, AZ.

Prices are $1,399.00 per person with a 25% discount for the second participant. A 50% deposit is required to hold a date.

July 8-9 -- With Warren -- Reserved

July 15-16 -- With Warren -- Reserved

July 22-23 -- With Warren -- Reserved

July 29-30 -- With Warren -- Reserved

August 5-6 -- With Warren -- Reserved

August 12-13 -- With Warren -- Reserved

August 19-20 -- With Warren -- Reserved

August 28-29 -- With Warren -- Reserved

Monsoon Expeditions Reservation Instructions

1: Before forwarding any deposit, please email our office to confirm the dates you are requesting to make sure they are still available. Some flexibility on listed dates may be possible. If you have any questions we will be happy to assist you. You can reach our office at 520 505-8702. Please leave a message about your inquiry and someone will return your call.

Deposits: A 50% percent deposit of the total cost is required immediately to hold a chase period. No dates are reserved until the deposit is received and cleared. We will place a courtesy hold on dates for 48 hours. The final 50% deposit for all chase dates is due 30 days in advance of your scheduled expedition. In the event you book your expedition at least 30 days before the scheduled start date, the separate 50% deposit and the final amount must be paid at once.

For deposits: We accept checks, direct bank transfers and all major credit cards or cash securely paid via Western Union Wire Services. We will supply specific billing details once your requested dates are confirmed.

Cancellation and rescheduling terms: In the event of a cancellation, in most situations, no refunds will be afforded. We will attempt to re-schedule your expedition for the same or following year. In some rare circumstances we will issue a refund of the deposit and / or the entire fee if paid, if the reason for your cancellation is justified and beyond your control. For additional cancellation and refund policies, please visit this page.

Please email us with questions or to make a reservation.

Custom Chase Adventures, Spotter / Chaser Training, Private Instruction and Safety Consulting


We are proud to announce our new Tactical Disaster & Storm Safety and Survival instruction via DisasterSurvial.org.

• Storm chaser and spotter certifications issued by DisasterSurvival.org. In-depth pre-and-post disaster and storm survival training. Perfect for insurance and construction appraisers, utility workers, first responders, emergency management, storm spotters, storm chasers or media chasers. Conducted during the off seasons.

• Focused tactical disaster and storm-related subjects including: hazardous weather driving skills, storm identification and threat assessment, basic emergency medical, severe weather meteorology. Photography and videography instruction also available.

Please visit DisasterSurvival.org for additional information.

Past volunteers scrapbook

We use advanced, real time GPS tracking and live Doppler Radar systems to chase in a safe and productive manner. Doppler radar has three levels of redundancies for back-ups. We also use satellite, wireless and hard copy mapping.

Left: "Doc" Randy seen in the Arch Angel.

Below: Dan Connell having the "time of his life."

"Steph" seen near a tornadiac storm in West Texas.

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