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Picking a Target Area, A Case Study

Picking a target area on a chase day is the most crucial component to chasing.

In a way, it’s one of the few things that hasn’t changed dramatically about chasing. When presented with a couple of general options, you still have to settle the decision with a target of the warm front or dryline — or something like that.

In short: picking a target isn’t going to get any easier. Let’s take a look at a difficult case study. […]

Rain Coming Saturday

A storm system will emerge over the Southern Plains this weekend, bringing with it rain and a chance of snow for parts of the region.  […]

Is Social Media A Viable Weather Reporting Medium for Chasers?

“Call it in!”

You hear that phrase echoed throughout tornado videos throughout history as storm chasers scramble to report what they’re seeing. But could there be an even better and more efficient way to report?

I think so. Social media, when used responsibly, can not only say ‘what’, it can also show ‘what is’.

“Tweet that out!” […]

What Are the Ideal Storm Photo Settings?

So you have a new camera and you want to maximize its effectiveness — but you see all sorts of numbers on your viewfinder which you have no idea what they mean.

This is a common thing amongst beginning photographers, and oftentimes many will simply set their cameras to an automatic mode in lieu of actually shooting in manual. When you do that, you are eliminating the reason for having a higher end camera body and thus, should’ve saved your money and bought a less expensive camera. Image quality wise, many of your shots aren’t going to get appreciably better in automatic modes from a point and shoot to a low end DSLR unless you shoot full manual. […]

The New Era of Titan U Begins Next Week!

NEXT WEEK! We are launching an incredibly ambitious endeavor to take our existing Titan U material and gear it with a more expansive mission of educating both the general public on severe weather safety as well as creating brand new curriculum for Advanced Storm Spotter training. […]

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