I personally have never seen a tornado, but I have seen the finger of one. Its a bit odd looking. But that was over 15 years ago. Now, the likely of people seeing a tornado has grown so vast that they now have storm chasing companies! No they do not just chase storms like dog chasing a stick. These folks get paid by tourists to see Tornados up close and live (face to face so to speak).
Here is NOAA’s prediction for tornados this year. The red line is the prediction, the black line is the count so far.