Welcome to Titan U

Titan U was originally founded in 2011 as a 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.

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 when storms happen. The hope is that those who pass through these virtual doors find joy and feel empowered with information.

We hope you enjoy these resources as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them.

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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 Guides

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!

Storm Chase Forecasting

Learn the basics on how to forecast for a storm chase in this section!

Weather FAQs

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

Storms 101

Learn the basics of how storms work in this section!

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 Posts

Not All Storms Are Equal: Which Ones are DANGEROUS?

Not all thunderstorms are the same! Learn the 3 main storm types: single-cell, multicell, and supercell. Discover their unique features and the severe weather threats they pose. Thunderstorms can range from brief downpours to destructive forces of nature. Knowing the difference is crucial for your safety! In this video, we’ll explore the three main thunderstorm…

How to Find Weather Boundaries on Satellite Imagery

One of the most useful things satellite imagery can do for you is to map out boundaries in real-time, including where convergence is strongest and where the cap is most likely to break. Finding boundaries on satellite imagery actually isn’t that difficult for the most part, and I hope this is pretty self-explanatory after you…

A Guide on How Thunderstorms Work

As part of our Spotting 101 series, this video takes a look back at the basics of storm anatomy. You’ll learn about things like the updraft and downdraft, but we’ll also start explaining other phenomena as well. This is the ground floor of the parts of a thunderstorm, so it is a good idea for…

This Unique Tornado Event in Oklahoma Was Wild on Radar

April 19 of this past storm season was my first chase of the year and it turned into quite an event after dark! Multiple tornadoes formed in a small area with movements that seemingly covered every possible direction through the night. This is because two tornado-producing supercell thunderstorms underwent a Fujiwara transition, which meant they…

Unlocking Nature’s Fury: The Science of Instability

oin Storm Chaser Raychel Sanner as she delves into the captivating world of atmospheric instability. Discover the secrets behind convective available potential energy (CAPE) parameters and other methods of measuring instability, unraveling the mystery of what storm chasers seek in the sky. In this video we break down the different CAPE parameters (SBCAPE, MLCAPE, and…