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

Forecasting the Chase (With Skew-Ts and Hodographs)

Cameron Nixon is BACK with another mind-blowing talk about how to forecast the chase with skew-Ts and hodographs. This lesson covers a lot of ground and if you are still a novice to skew-Ts and hodographs there are plenty of lessons (linked below) to get you up to speed. Also, this lesson is a prequel…

How to Read a Tornado Watch Like a Pro

Did you know that not all tornado watches are made equal? In fact, tornado watches are issued with enhanced products attached to them like probabilities of different severe weather as well as extended information about the threats of the day. In this video, I’ll walk you through tornado watch text and products and explain how…

Storm Chase Case: Night of the Creepy Twisters

Chasing at night is REALLY difficult — especially compared to daytime chases. When that night chase happens in November in a low CAPE, high shear environment? Buckle up! The November 16, 2015 Tornado Outbreak across the Texas Panhandle into SW Kansas is one of the most prolific tornado outbreaks of the last decade on the…

Storm Chase Case: Why You Should Always Chase the High Plains

If you are, like us, traditionally a storm chaser of the lower plains and southeast US — the High Plains are oftentimes a bit of an afterthought in your seasonal plans. But they shouldn’t be. From a growing library of experience, the High Plains may be amongst the most magical places to chase storms if…

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…