The Basics of Storm Chasing in Colorado and the High Plains

This video is meant to be an introductory lesson for those folks just starting to chase and those who traditionally chase the more traditional lower plains of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, etc.

Chasing in the high plains is a different experience which requires less overall on the parameters to have success. Additionally, there are unique strategic consideration to think on, especially including road options and storm formation off of terrain features.

In this lesson, Sanner is joined by Parker Koppes ( to talk about what chasing in the high plains is like. They go over some strategy considerations for the high plains as well as some forecast tips on what to look for.

The High Plains season typically peaks sometime in June but you can get worthy setups throughout the summer. Thus, this is a great place to consider extending your chase season beyond the more traditional Late April to Mid June period.

Be sure to watch this video if you’ve never chased, armchair or otherwise, the High Plains before!

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Titan Rewind! | Three classic April storm chase days | April 14, 2012, April 9, 2012, April 24, 2011

Today, we’re taking a look at three classic April chase days from the Titan archives. Why are we doing that? Simple: We’re all stuck at home ! The other reason? The Plains are quiet as a mouse…for now.

First up on our adventure through time is a chase on Easter Sunday in 2011 just east of Abilene, Texas. This supercell was cranking up fast. This storm had all the hallmarks of being a tornado producer on the triple point from the moment we got on it and, we didn’t have to wait long.

Little did we know it but this was to be the highlight of the day for us. After this tornado storms formed everywhere and while we saw some additional tornadoes throughout the day, none came close to this beauty in baird.

Next up on this list is a day that’s rather famous amongst storm chasers, the April 14, 2012 high risk. We saw supercell after supercell try to produce tornadoes in Kansas but it was in the evening on the last supercell in the line in Northern Oklahoma that we finally hit paydirt, near Cherokee.

This storm produced several sets of twin tornadoes near Cherokee, Oklahoma. We ended the day with a view of a large and growing tornado just south of Manchester, OK.

A few days before Cherokee was this incredible day in Northwest Oklahoma. Under northwest flow aloft, this beautiful supercell put on a show near Woodward, Oklahoma.

After the initial two cone tornadoes, we closed in on a monster rotating base near Sharon.

Just for a programming note: We expect to see the Plains season pick up soon and travel to be a bit more tenable, we can’t wait to share material from our 2020 excursions!

What gear am I using in 2020? | An overview of my camera bags

The 2020 storm season is fast approaching! With that realization means its time to finish out my gear purchases ahead of 2020. This video serves as an overview of Sanner’s gear and some of the thought processes behind why they’re using each piece.

And for your shopping list, here’s links to a lot of what’s discussed:

Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH4

Panasonic 12-60mm

Panasonic 12-35mm

GoPro Hero 8

Insta One X

Insta One X Case w/goPro Mount

Joby GorillaPod 3K

Joby GorillaPod Mobile

Manfrotto Tripods

Davis & Sanford Legs

Rode VideoMic Wireless

Lumecube Panel

Movo Tripod Head

Zomei Slider (Actually Grip Gear Movie Maker)