See How Storms Work

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!

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…

Can You Spot Tornado Lookalikes Underneath Storms?

One of the biggest ‘bad’ storm reporting trends I see are areas of spinning dust under a storm seemingly almost always ending up as a tornado report. This is irrespective of the broader context that said spinning area of dust exists within. If there is an overarching message I’d like this video to get across…

LIVE CLASS REPLAY: Let’s Diagram Basic Storm Structure Together!

Wow! Last night was awesome. Thank you to everyone who came on, watched, and participated in our discussion! Myself (Raychel) and Eugene had a great time talking storm structure and explaining some of the basics to everyone. This was a great time, with lots of questions answered and lots of great discussion about storms and…

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…

High Plains supercell grows upscale into a line of storms (360 Video)

Storms are dynamic things! That is one of the most important lessons you can learn about storm observation. This video follows the progress of storms over about 1 hour in Northeast New Mexico. We begin with a supercell that has begun to weaken and end with a developed line of storms. That’s right, we go…

Some Notes on Chasing a Twister – A Storm Anatomy Guide

Tornadoes are the ultimate catch for storm chasers and the ultimate piece of any severe weather season. But they’re rare — which is another thing all to itself. If you are in the midst of a developing tornadoes, here are some things we look for to indicate a storm is about to produce a tornado…

When Storms Get Together: Storm Interactions and Tornado Potential

Today’s storm diagram deals with what happens when two storms get together — aka when a supercell interacts with another storm. This storm is from June 1, 2019 just west of Roswell, New Mexico. The situation is as follows: a storm to the south has thrown outflow northwards towards our supercell. I am making sure…