Camping out in your car while chasing

Trade Stocks for Free with Robinhood
Leverage your knowledge of weather to beat the stock market with free trading on Robinhood! Sign up today, get free stock!
Jun 19, 2005
New Mexico
From time to time I have slept in my Xterra or van. I usually do truck stops or a rest area. Sometimes it has been to save money, and other times just safety, just too tired to keep driving. Bring a mask unless you have something to block the lights. I asked a truck stop if it was ok I slept for a few hours, they just looked at me like an idiot, because of course it is ok. I also slept just off the cap rock once cause I couldn't make it to Lubbock since I was so tired. It was nice waking up to the terrain that's just where the caprock ends. If you are continuing chasing, while not cheap, I do recommend a truck stop shower. Most are very well kept up, and it's amazing how much a shower refreshes you for the day. Have fun, good luck.

R. Doan

Apr 8, 2018
Westville Il
During my most recent chase, I car camped in a couple Walmart parking lots. The first was in Guymon Oklahoma, where I chose the southeast Colorado target (I knew it was a mistake with all the rain cooled air around but I went with the masses instead of my gut). The second night was in Colby Kansas which was difficult to find an isolated area to park. I ended up having car troubles, so I had to call the entire chase off and missed the Lynnwood EF-4. I have car camped country roads earlier this year with no issues ( this was the day of the Donnellson Illinois tornado producer , but as Dan said, it can take a while to find a good spot. The sunrise was amazing to say the least.