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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

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…

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…

Storm Chase Case | Chester, OK Tornadoes | April 16, 2017

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…