Welcome to Titan U
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
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…
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…
Sometimes in storm chasing, there are multiple targets to choose from. This can create opportunity or anguish for storm chasers as they try to ascertain which target is for them. May 29, 2018 was a great example of this, with a outflow boundary as one target and the dryline as another (there was a third…
This lesson is built off of the groundwork of other lessons in Titan U, so before we get to what we’re covering in this one, we want to make sure you have the links you need in case this video is running out and ahead of you. First, the Intro to Skew-Ts lessons can be…
For our second ever video of this type, we’re taking a look at a day that would challenge any chaser to pick out the right target. This is another Slight risk/2% tornado risk with the dryline in the Texas Panhandle being outlined for a supercell risk. However, because some might call us renegades, we opted…