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!
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…
Grungy Rocketships – A Tale of March // Storm Anatomy Guide (March 13, 2021)
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…
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…
Taking a look at a beautiful, isolated supercell in the Texas Panhandle (360 Video) – 5/4/19
Hey we’re back! Today we have a new feature we are debuting, storm education in 360-degree views! If you’ve watched our storm anatomy diagarms, this is a similar format to that, but obviously different in its own ways. Eventually the goal is to build out a whole suite of educational videos in VR to enhance…
Two views of a tornado warned supercell and what we can learn from them | A storm anatomy guide
Sometimes in storm chasing, you want to be a little closer. And sometimes you find yourself just slightly out of position due to roads or some other unfortunate factor. In any case, knowing how a supercell looks from every side will aid you in diagnosing storm features and what your next move is. In this…
Supercells from a distant view: How to tell if the storm is strengthening or not…
When you take a look at a strengthening supercell from a bit of a distance, you definitely need to be looking at its visual cues. In this storm anatomy guide, we’re talking about some of the visual cues to look for when the storm is a bit of a distance away. Definitely, when storms are…
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…
This Weak Supercell Has A Lowering, Is It A Threat to Produce A Tornado?
Supercells are always producing lowerings and ‘hang-me-downs’ — but how do you know when these features are actually threatening?
This is a Pretty Supercell, But What Exactly Is It Up To?
This supercell certainly looks pretty in Western Okalhoma — but what in the world is it actually up to? Let’s take a look.
Now This is An Interesting Storm — Is It Tornadic?
This supercell in far NW Oklahoma certainly looks interesting — but is this thing actually a threat to produce a tornado? Let’s take a look!
Is That a Flying Saucer? Aliens? Oh Its a Supercell, Let’s Diagram It!
This supercell looks like its ready to invade the planet. But let’s diagram it to ensure we’re all going to be safe.
This Distant Supercell View Gives Us a Chance to Look at a Storm in the Big Picture
Hey, no one likes being miles from a supercell, but in this case it pays off as we diagram the pieces and look at the storm’s big picture.
This Supercell Means Business, What To Look For As It Ramps Up
This supercell from May 29, 2018 means serious business and could produce a tornado at any moment. Let’s break down what to look for as it takes the next move up.
This is a Mean Looking Sky, But Is It A Serious One?
This sky looks mean with lots of low hanging clouds around. But, here’s how to discern if it means business or not.
Storm Anatomy — Breakdown of a Supercell on April 22, 2015
This breakdown is of a supercell thunderstorm in Texas on 4/22/15.
Storm Anatomy — Diagram of a Supercell on 4/16/2016
A distant look at a supercell taking shape in Texas on 4/16/16.
Storm Anatomy – High Based Supercell Diagram 4/23/16
This diagram is of a high based supercell from April 2016.
Storm Anatomy – Kansas Supercell 5/21/16
Check out this diagram of a powerful supercell from May of 2016.
A tornadic cell in Oklahoma, but how can we tell what’s happening?
This storm was riding an outflow boundary in Oklahoma — and producing tornadoes. Here’s how we can track what’s going on with this storm.
A Wet-Classic Supercell With a Tornado Warning: What’s It Going to Do?
In this storm anatomy guide, we are looking at a wet-classic supercell from SW OK on an early summer day in 2017. This cell was threatening to produce a tornado — but would it happen