This lesson is built off of the groundwork of other lessons in Titan U, so before we get to what we’re covering in this one, we want to make sure you have the links you need in case this video is running out and ahead of you.
First, the Intro to Skew-Ts lessons can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg23mPRzqQApJsBPsGnPVDriZScQ5ZrkE
Second a super basic hodographs 101 is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVqTX5P1KBo
This lesson was built to hopefully teach two things.
1)To give an overview of some of the tools in the commonly displayed soundings on the more used model websites
2)To create a lesson that teaches how hodograph shape and soundings can inform storm mode in chase forecasts.
Both of these are very complex topics and we only begin to scratch the surface of the details, but in the true Titan U spirit we wanted to ensure this video was digestible for newcomers to weather observation as well as folks who might have had a couple of years under your belt.
The good news about soundings is that they can inform a lot about what is coming on any given severe weather day, which makes them a powerful tool. They are best utilized as part of a holistic approach to a forecast, but they are also really great at anticipating how storms might behave as a storm day goes on.
And after you watch this, you should check out Hodographs and Storm Photogenic-ness here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTUCkK7t_Lc