What happened? How Two Severe WX Setups Underperformed Expectations

Both October 10 and October 12 saw big severe weather risks introduced over the Great Plains. On both days, the possibility of long-tracked, strong tornadoes was discussed and on both days that threat largely failed to materialize (at least in the highest outlook areas!). What happened? I personally didn’t chase either day — though I…

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Sangre De Cristo Magic – Pretty Storms At the Intersection of the Rockies and Plains

One of my favorite places to chase storms is in Northeast New Mexico where the Great Plains kiss the Rocky Mountains. This is a hotbed that is historically under-chased with multiple supercell and severe storm days every year occurring when upslope winds deliver plentiful moisture to the east slopes of the Rockies. Storm formation in…

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New Files Added to Asset Library

Just dropping a quick note to say we’ve dropped some new files into the Titan U Digital Asset Library on Flickr. These files can be used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives license. This basically means these are available for use in educational settings like presentations so long as you prominently credit TornadoTitans.com and…

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The Build Up To A Tornado

Just about every chase season, I get to see a supercell do something terrible and miraculous all at once: produce a tornado. The build up to a tornado in most supercells is pretty predictable. How a tornado forms is just incredible to witness. Check out the video we recently posted highlighting four steps of the…

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4K UHD – April 23rd, 2021 Lockett, Texas Photogenic Tornadoes

A southeast moving supercell, that formed just southwest of Childress, Texas eventually produced several (4+) tornadoes across northern Texas over a few hour span. The first tornado happened north of Crowell, Texas with several larger and more photogenic tornadoes occurring later near Lockett, Texas. Camera: Sony AX700 Follow me on IG: @btsullivan91 (personal) @stormchasinyota (vehicle)…

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