I know there are lots of people who are passionate about this; my mother is one of them - I'm not on the same page as her!! It's probably a "niche" type of travel thing that maybe families with older kids *might* do......there are adventurous travelers out there but it's probably not the norm!
One of the most frequent questions I get asked on the www.independenttraveler.com
boards is about what the weather will be like at a certain destination during a certain time of year. Most everyone wants the sun, or to know how to dress for "moderate" climates etc. I just realized I forgot to tell someone how to dress for Edinburgh, Scotland in January but I told him everything else. Too much travel on the brain.
Luckily I tend to travel to odd places at odd times of the year so I've got the info. But I too sometimes want the good weather.....I was lucky and arrived just AFTER a hurricane when I got to St Barthelemy in the carib one year! Not too much damage, rest of the weather was great. Eastern carib doesn't get as much risk as the western.
There exists for everyone, some type of special travel yearning, I imagine. And their may well be families who know how to *safely storm watch* but it's not for the faint of heart!! I'll spend half a day climbing up to get onto the top of a glacier in NZ but go to Oklahoma and look for Twisters? Not so much, though I'd love to see Oklahoma - just not the twisters. I'm afraid of weather!! But then, some people are afraid of NYC!! When I was going to visit new English friends outside of London, their teen daughter was seriously concerned as to whether or not I was bringing my gun! REALLY!! I assured her I wasn't.........(I'd lost it when one of my purses got stolen, ha ha just kidding!
) She was serious!! Then she came to NYC and realized it wasn't a war zone.......depending upon what that might imply to some?!
Maybe you could start up a storm chasing travel camp or something? There are plenty of thrill seekers........ya never know!