Welcome to Titan U
Titan U was originally founded in 2011 as a resource for budding storm chasers and storm spotters. In 2015, the effort was expanded with the goal of teaching weather to anyone who might be interested.
Our goal with this resource is to teach those who seek to learn more about the dynamic atmosphere a bit more about what’s going on. The hope is that those who pass through these virtual doors find joy and feel empowered with information upon leaving.
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The Latest Titan U Posts
Tornadoes are the ultimate catch for storm chasers and the ultimate piece of any severe weather season. But they’re rare — which is another thing all to itself. If you are in the midst of a developing tornadoes, here are some things we look for to indicate a storm is about to produce a tornado…
Today’s storm diagram deals with what happens when two storms get together — aka when a supercell interacts with another storm. This storm is from June 1, 2019 just west of Roswell, New Mexico. The situation is as follows: a storm to the south has thrown outflow northwards towards our supercell. I am making sure…
This long-form course is all about weather models and the different types of weather models. This course covers what each different model type does and what they’re best for when forecasting. If you haven’t done so, be sure to check out our introductory course to weather models, The Hitchhikers Guide to Weather Models. When it…
Our 10 favorite graphics for forecasting supercells and tornadoes is the closest we can get to actually giving a morning routine walkthrough when it comes to forecasting severe weather. This almost 13 minute video will walk through all 10, what to look for, and how we use them to forecast supercells and tornadoes.
Hodographs are one of the most misunderstood features in storm chasing — here’s a primer on how to understand them.
Supercells are always producing lowerings and ‘hang-me-downs’ — but how do you know when these features are actually threatening?
This supercell certainly looks pretty in Western Okalhoma — but what in the world is it actually up to? Let’s take a look.
This supercell in far NW Oklahoma certainly looks interesting — but is this thing actually a threat to produce a tornado? Let’s take a look!
Hey, no one likes being miles from a supercell, but in this case it pays off as we diagram the pieces and look at the storm’s big picture.
This supercell looks like its ready to invade the planet. But let’s diagram it to ensure we’re all going to be safe.
This supercell from May 29, 2018 means serious business and could produce a tornado at any moment. Let’s break down what to look for as it takes the next move up.
This sky looks mean with lots of low hanging clouds around. But, here’s how to discern if it means business or not.