Our goal is to help keep you safe and enable you to make smart weather decisions when on the road or at a campsite. We provide credible, relevant and timely weather information, much of which is based on the National Weather Service’s official forecasts. We 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 We Offer
- Daily short-term weather updates highlighting RV-relevant weather hazards
- Periodic longer-range weather outlooks for advanced planning
- WILMA (Weather Impacts Likely to Make an Appearance): An animated map of all weather impacts affecting RV travel across the U.S., from the current time out to eight days. Updated hourly.
- RV Trip Routing (SureRoute) and consulting services, as capacity allows
- Animation of weather so you can see how snow, rain, winds and temperatures might change along your route or at your location.
- Weather safety tips
- General weather information, trivia and tidbits
Dave Titley, Co-Founder and Managing Director
My Mom always 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 guy’ 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.
In 2018 we bought our first travel trailer, a used Airstream, and the following year we set off on a five-month, 10,000 mile round-the-country odyssey. As someone who had never RV’ed, never towed anything, and hadn’t gone camping in over 30 years, it was, as they say, “a learning experience”. In the course of that trip I also learned a lot about the practical aspects of weather impacting RV travel.
RV Weather as a concept was born in those early days, while providing support to an Airstream rally threatened by severe weather in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend. Some Airstream friends started to ask me about weather for their upcoming trips — and SureRoute came into being.
Although we are just starting to charge for our services in late 2023, RV Weather has been around as a hobby, albeit a serious hobby, for nearly three years. It’s time to make it an actual business.
In addition to developing RV Weather, since 202 my wife and I have volunteered for Grand Teton National Park. The past several years, we have worked on the Wildlife Brigade, in which three paid National Park Service Rangers and about 30 Volunteers manage the interface between the Park’s wildlife (primarily grizzly bears, black bears, moose and elk) and the 3+ million visitors who come to the Park each year. It has been an amazing opportunity.
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!