These are probably the 2 biggest questions asked.....Got this off another website.  If you have any more questions that we should add, let us know....thanks

Storm Chasing FAQ:

1. What are the job requirements to become a storm chaser?

Over the years, many people have asked this question. Hopefully the answer won’t discourage anyone’s interest in the weather, but the truth is that there is no such thing as a job in storm chasing. Storm chasing is nothing but a hobby for most people. There are a few people that are making some money off of tours and selling video, but usually they get some extra income from other sources as well. While there is no such thing as formal training to chase storms, it is highly recommended that one were to learn about severe storms before attempting to chase them. This will allow one to chase storms more safely and it will greatly reduce the chances of damage to property and injury or death to oneself. No matter how much knowledge one has about severe storms, the above is always a possibility due to the fact that no one truly understands every detail needed to predict exactly what a severe storm will do. To learn about the structure and actions of severe storms, read information that can be found on the Internet, in books at your local library, and in booklets on storm spotting that can be obtained from your local National Weather Service. In the spring the National Weather Service offers spotter-training classes. These classes are also very useful in learning how to stay safe while around severe storms. With this hobby, knowledge is safety. The more you know, the safer you will be.

2. How much money can you make as a storm chaser?

If you are looking to get into storm chasing as a way to make money, you may want to think again. Storm chasing is an expensive hobby and not a way to get rich quick. Because of the large number of storm chasers and video cameras in the country today, the market has been flooded with video of tornadoes. Most TV stations have policies not to buy video from the public. If you find a station that will buy video, they may only offer $50 to $100. If video or pictures are captured that are spectacular, it is possible that a network such as CBS or The Weather Channel will buy it. These places will pay up to $500 for video. Also, if the video is good, some environmental film companies that do severe weather specials, may buy the video for $400 or less. After the cost of the trip for gas and wear and tear on the vehicle is factored in, there is little profit left over. The profit that is left over probably will go to pay for other chases when no video or pictures that were taken were good enough to be sold.