My goal is to help keep you safe and enable you to make smart weather decisions when on the road or at a campsite. I provide credible, relevant and timely weather information, much of which is based on the National Weather Service’s official forecasts. On a case by case basis, I provide RV routing and consulting services to avoid or minimize exposure to hazardous weather
Armed with the right weather knowledge, you will face the challenges of the road with more confidence, enjoy greater peace of mind, and have a better experience on your RV journey.
What I Offer
- Daily short-term weather updates highlighting RV-relevant weather hazards
- Periodic longer-range weather outlooks for advanced planning
- Animation of weather so you can see how snow, rain, winds and temperatures might change along your route or at your location.
- Continuously updated Twitter feeds collated from key National Weather Service sites. Get the latest
- Tornado Watches & Warnings
- Severe Thunderstorm Watches & Warning
- Flash Flood Warnings
- Fire weather
- Hurricane advisories
- Outlooks and general weather information
- Weather safety tips
- General weather information, trivia and tidbits
- Routing and consulting services (by request and as time allows)
Is this really free?!
Bottom line: Yes — mostly. My intention is to keep much of the basic forecast, warning and safety information free to anyone who may find this useful. This is my hobby now, along with Airstreaming, photography and volunteering for the National Park Service in Grand Teton Wyoming.
My vision for a business model is inspired by Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard of ‘Technomadia‘ fame. They run the Mobile Internet Resource Center, which is a wealth of knowledge for how to stay connected on the road. The basics are all free, but for those who either need more, or simply want to support the effort, there are ways to both subscribe on a continuing basis or to make a one-time donation.
While I am not running RV Weather to make a full-time living, there are costs to cover in data acquisition and management and all the things needed to make a modern, functional website run. I’m not interested in selling ads and I am not sponsored. Any partnerships I agree to will be carefully vetted and will likely be few and far between.
More to follow as I gain experience!
Cool! But I’d still like to support RVWeather!
Thanks! Here are a couple of things you can do now — if you so desire!
- Tell your RV’ing friends. It may be a cliche, but there is nothing better than word-of-mouth advertising. My RV Weather Facebook presence has grown steadily just from people liking and recommending the site.
- Say thank you! Everyone likes to be appreciated for the work they do. I have received some very kind ‘thank you’ notes in the past, and they make the time and effort all worth it!
- Check out our personal website where we document our travel adventures: Underwayshiftcolors.com!
A bit about me
I’m Dave Titley. My Mom said I hatched interested in the weather. All I know is working in weather was all I really wanted to do, and I have been exceptionally fortunate in making that my career. I joined the Navy’s ROTC program as a way to pay for college. Much to my surprise a four year obligation turned into a 32-year career, and I retired as a Rear Admiral and the Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy. In layman’s terms you could say I was the ‘head weather dude’ for the U.S. Navy.
After the Navy I served as NOAA’s Chief Operating Officer, so the Director of the National Weather Service was one of my direct reports. In 2013 Penn State made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, and I became a Professor of Practice in Meteorology for six years.
I now spend time volunteering for Grand Teton National Park, traveling the country in our 2017 Airstream, and working on improving my photography and website-building skills.
I have nearly 50 years of weather forecasting experience, and have forecast for almost every corner of the globe, mostly trying to keep ships, typhoons and bad weather apart from each other. When not thinking about weather (it happens occasionally!), my favorite days are filled with exploring new places in our Airstream, hiking the trails of Grand Teton, or catching that landscape image.
Along with my wife Kathy, we document our travels and adventures around North America in our 2017 Airstream on underwayshiftcolors.com.
We would love for you to follow our journey!