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Disclaimer: Storm chasing is a dangerous and potentially fatal activity. Untrained, inexperienced people attempting to chase for the first time may suffer personal injury or property damage from pursuing storms. Do so at your own risk. Usage of these materials is not meant to replace official storm spotter training.
Titan U was originally founded in 2011 as a learning resource for beginner storm chasers and storm spotters. In 2015, the effort was expanded with the goal of teaching weather to anyone who might be interested with the emphasis still on people at the entry and intermediate levels of learning. We hope you enjoy these guides.
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Storm Chase Cases
Go from forecast to chasing the storm and get the inside scoop on critical decisions and forecast strategies in this new series of Titan U videos.
Storm Anatomy Diagrams are one of our favorite features in Titan U. These videos literally diagram storm structure and discuss how the structure informs storm behavior. Check them out!
Learn About Forecasting
Weather Models Intro
Want to learn more about how to forecast storms via weather models?
Basics of Hodographs
Hodographs are a quite underutilized tool for storm chasers. Here’s why.
Intro to Skew-Ts
Ever wondered how to read Skew-T charts? This course is for you!
Storm Chase Targets
Learn the basics of how storm chasers select targets for storm days.
Storm Season 101
Learn the basics of how storm season works.
Stay ahead of the game with these simple lessons on how to stay informed and safe when severe weather threatens!
The Latest Titan U Videos
Want to know the apps or websites we use to track down storms? Then this video is absolutely the video for you! There are numerous weather apps on the market, and also numerous weather radar apps. The simple truth is, you might not be using the best app to track weather — but this video…
Chasing at night is REALLY difficult — especially compared to daytime chases. When that night chase happens in November in a low CAPE, high shear environment? Buckle up! The November 16, 2015 Tornado Outbreak across the Texas Panhandle into SW Kansas is one of the most prolific tornado outbreaks of the last decade on the…
Storms are dynamic things! That is one of the most important lessons you can learn about storm observation. This video follows the progress of storms over about 1 hour in Northeast New Mexico. We begin with a supercell that has begun to weaken and end with a developed line of storms. That’s right, we go…
If you are, like us, traditionally a storm chaser of the lower plains and southeast US — the High Plains are oftentimes a bit of an afterthought in your seasonal plans. But they shouldn’t be. From a growing library of experience, the High Plains may be amongst the most magical places to chase storms if…
To a beginning storm observer, wall clouds and shelf clouds (and more broadly inflow vs. outflow features) — can be confusing. Both of these storm features look to hang down from storms and oftentimes they can be mistook for one another. However, these two could not be more different. Shelf clouds are products of storm…
Hey we’re back! Today we have a new feature we are debuting, storm education in 360-degree views! If you’ve watched our storm anatomy diagarms, this is a similar format to that, but obviously different in its own ways. Eventually the goal is to build out a whole suite of educational videos in VR to enhance…