Welcome to Titan U
Disclaimer: Storm chasing is a dangerous and potentially fatal activity. Anyone attempting to observe storms may suffer personal injury or property damages. 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 storm enthusiasts. 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
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…
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…
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…
For wx enthusiasts just getting into the habit of watching severe weather events on radar, discerning a tornadic vs. a non-tornadic circulation on radar can be quite tricky at first. To help you along, we’ll show a few examples from a cyclic tornado producing supercell in the Texas Panhandle from the March 13, 2021 tornado…
Whoa! We got a storm chase in this last weekend so let’s get some new content going shall we? Today we’re breaking down the supercell we saw which produced a few brief tornadoes before it outran us on the sparse Texas Panhandle road network. Our initial view of this storm is more distant, which is…
When it is Prime Time on the Plains, the instability cranks up and the atmosphere’s potential is maxed out. For today’s storm chase case, that was absolutely the case. Today we’re going to Northern Oklahoma on May 25, 2016 — the same day as the Chapman EF4 tornado in Northern Kansas. This secondary target, where…