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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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Featured Content

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

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.

Weather FAQs

A place where your burning weather questions get answered! Have a question you want to ask? Use our contact form!

Storm Preparedness

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

Storm Chase Case: Night of the Creepy Twisters

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…

Storm Chase Case: Why You Should Always Chase the High Plains

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…

Wall Clouds vs. Shelf Clouds: Understanding the differences

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…